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Windows 7: meaning of this message...

15 Apr 2013   #1
azmizryk

Windows 8 Pro x32
 
 
meaning of this message...

hello dears i have microsoft student account and i download windows 8 with two years key...i have an option to buy something about windows 8 but i never understand what is it...see the picture and please tell is it full time key Windows or any other disk....




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15 Apr 2013   #2
Kari

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

It means if you want to have a physical Windows 8 DVD in addition to the digital ISO image you download, you can select it here.

In other words, you have bought or are buying a downloadable Windows 8 install media, an ISO file which you have to burn to a DVD or a USB stick by yourself. Clicking Buy Now (see the screenshot) you would tell the web store that you also want them to send the same install media on an original DVD.

Kari
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15 Apr 2013   #3
azmizryk

Windows 8 Pro x32
 
 

the key with this dvd will never end after 2 years???
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15 Apr 2013   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

The key has nothing to do with the DVD. If you have got a time limited product key for two years it will work for two years regardless if you install Windows from the ISO file you downloaded, from the additionally ordered DVD or from a DVD you borrowed from your friend. The DVD is only meant as a backup media in case you lose your downloaded ISO file.

If you for instance have a product key for Windows 7 Home Premium, it does not care from which install media you installed the Windows as long as the edition matches the key, in this example Home Premium. You can download Windows 7 Home premium from Microsoft Store and install using this key, or you can use my Home Premium DVD and install using this key, or you can go to a PC shop and buy Home premium DVD and install it using this key.

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