I don't think so.. when I purchased Windows 8, they gave me 3 options:
- download + back-up
- physical version via delivery
I still have the page that I used to purchase the software open. When I click 'back', I am unable to do anything other than rebuy the product.
Is there anything I can do?
Do you have a valid previous version of Windows installed
in a virtual machine? The version of Windows 8 for download
from Microsoft and available in boxed version from retailers
is an upgrade only.
In order to do a new install without having a previous version
you need to purchase an OEM version of Windows 8 and decide
whether you want a 32 or 64 bit. Newegg is one source to get these.
Microsoft does not sell these versions directly. Also note that with
the OEM licenses that there is no support availble from Microsoft.
There has been a lot of debate on the internet over Microsofts desicion
on this type of distribution and seems silly that they are only selling
updates and not full installers.