I recently purchased a Macbook Pro and I'd like to run Windows 8.1. I purchased Windows 8.1 online and got a downloadable version. I now tried to run the bootcamp assistant and was asked to insert a CD which I obviously do not have. Is it possible to install it based on my exe-file I got from Microsoft?
The downloadable version of Windows 8.1 is upgrade only, not full install, the one with the EXE is for upgrading from Windows 7 or 8... the key being from Windows 8 here..
Simple solution, if a little bodgy...
Download the Windows 8 demo here: http://www.soft-zilla.com/2013/01/windows-8-iso-download.html
Then upgrade to 8.1 from that using our EXE file.