Learn how to download and install Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 in a few steps by using just a product key.
Get help with installing, upgrading, and activating Windows, including info about product keys, features, and the Windows.old folder.
Get a brief explanation about your product key and where to find it for Windows activation.
I purchased Windows 8 on 10/27/12. I downloaded it from the web. I was sent an Order number and Product key. I printed those for my files. I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. All worked fine
Learn how to create a Microsoft account so that you can sign in and sync your favorites and settings on multiple PCs.