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    Download to a CD

    When you purchase a download off the the internet can you downloaded to a CD? If so what are the steps you take to download it
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    Your best bet is to download it to your PC's disk first and then burn it to a CD. Download speeds are rarely consistent enough to allow a successful burn of a CD or DVD.

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    Are we discussing Win 8 here? I assume so.

    During the download, shortly after the purchase screens, you will see the download screen, and the verify screen, then you will see a screen with 3 options:

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    Choose the "Install by creating media" option. This will allow the option to be saved to your HD and burn the ISO file to DVD or Flash. Simply Right Click the ISO file and choose Burn Disk Image.
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    A CD can only hold up to 700MB. As the Win8 ISO files are all well above 2GB you would need to burn the ISO to a DVD (or, as Medico said, a Flash memory key drive).

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    I missed that completely, or assumed the CD was a typo. I guess since this is the Win 8 Forum I assumed the OP was trying to download the Win 8 ISO directly to removable media, which would not work anyway, because we have to burn the ISO disk Image to allow the media to be bootable. Just putting the ISO file on DVD would not make it bootable.
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    Download to a CD
    When you purchase a download off the the internet can you downloaded to a CD? If so what are the steps you take to download it
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    You'll also be given the option to create a bootable USB stick. I would suggest creating both the DVD and USB thumb drive.
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    Yea, one of these days I'll get a Flash Drive of sufficient size to create the Flash, just to try it. I'm not sure if my Bios allows boot to flash. but if I'm helping someone without a DVD drive, I will need the flash.
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    Just out of curiosity folks what would be the ramifications if any if I were to download and save it to an external hard drive, then when I am ready to install, either install from there (yes it is Win8 ok) or move it to my desktop to install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by t8ntlikly View Post
    Just out of curiosity folks what would be the ramifications if any if I were to download and save it to an external hard drive, then when I am ready to install, either install from there (yes it is Win8 ok) or move it to my desktop to install?
    I don't see any reason why you couldn't do that.
    You can purchase and store the ISO anywhere you like, and run it whenever you are ready, from wherever you like.
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    The only thing you will loose is the ability to get Media Center for free, at least after Jan 31st. That's when the free add-on offer will end. Otherwise it should work fine. I would also suggest burning the ISO Image to either DVD or Flash because this gives you an installation media that also includes the Repair Console.
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    The original install disk, either DVD or USB, will make a better Windows 8 recovery disk than what you could make from within the OS itself.
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