Many of you must have grabbed your Windows 8 Pro license at super-discounted price before Microsoft started validating upgrades. If you only purchased the activation key to benefit from promotional pricing, and don't want to migrate from your current OS and install Windows 8 now - it is an good option to have the Windows 8 Pro installation media prepared for later usage.
In this tutorial we will see how to download and create Windows 8 Pro Retail installation on external media like bootable cd/dvd or other removable disk.
- Open your mail inbox, and from the Microsoft Order Receipt email click the link which says "here" - also copy the Product key supplied to clipboard for use with the media maker.
- Launch the Windows 8 setup media make application and input your Windows 8 Pro activation key as shown below.
- Follow onscreen instructions to complete the process as per your choice.
- Once the the process finishes, you can burn the ISO to bootable media or save as-it-is for future usage.