Windows 8 download?? HELP

martyn2691

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HI all,

I have been asked to build a PC for a friends son for Xmas..I have been doing some of that today.

I have been asked to put Windows 8.1 on it, but as its a new build, I am uncertain of the best way to get Windows 8.1 onto it .

I have seen a single licence download for £59.99 with no disc....a boxed and disc version would push me over that and I am running out of budget.

Can anyone please suggest the best and quickest way to load 8.1 onto the new motherboard...

sorry for being a noob!

Many thanks!

Martyn
 

USAFRet

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Purchase from Microsoft, or Amazon.co.uk
Or instore, any local large retailer, in the box.

Be very wary of download things, unless from one of the above.
 

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http://www.coastalsoftware.co.uk/microsoft-windows/windows-8/microsoft-windows-8-1-oem-x32bit-download-delivery

this place looks ok?

 

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That looks a bit too cheap for the UK market.
If it is significantly cheaper than from MS or any major retailer, beware.

MS sets the price. Much below that....may be bogus.
 

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great advice, many thanks

 

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