(Please note that this is a hypothetical question as I do not yet own the computer mentioned in this post, but will be getting it next year for school)

Next year, I am going to buy a MacBook Pro Retina for school. The IST course I will be taking requires Windows for Android development. Where would I download the ISO for installing Windows 8, and where would I buy a product key? I'd like the Pro version too because I want to use remote desktop from my iPad when necessary (I already know how to do this)

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Microsoft has a Student store that sells Windows 8, downloadable, with key for $69. Presumably from your post, you would qualify for academic pricing.

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  • note that is is an upgrade and this will not work for the OP- the OP needs a non upgrade version witch I think is System Builder which MS hides
    – mmmmmm
    Nov 28, 2013 at 14:07
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    But you can do a clean install from the upgrade disk. lifehacker.com/5984278
    – user55390
    Dec 2, 2013 at 15:29

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