Buying a Windows 8 Product Key w/o a disc

Is this possible? I am building a PC for a friend and I do not want to buy a physical disc. Can I use my personal Windows 8 disc and purchase a new product key for him?
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  1. yes, yes you can, if you go to the microsoft website more specifically the sales site you can buy a key.
  2. vegettonox said:
    yes, yes you can, if you go to the microsoft website more specifically the sales site you can buy a key.

    Won't it only be an upgrade key and not a full retail version?
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    I don't understand why you would want to do this. It's not the media that costs money, but the product key. If it were possible, you wouldn't save any money. Checking Microsoft's web site, I don't see any way to just purchase a key for the full project (only the upgrade).

    -Wolf sends
  4. I don't want to wait two days for it to arrive in the mail or drive downtown to purchase a disc.
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    I've not worked with Windows 8 myself, but if it's only going to be a couple of days, you could probably install the OS from your DVD, but just not activate it. If it's like Windows 7, you have 30 days to activate it. If the recipient is local, you could order the DVD and have your friend activate (or just have your friend purchase and activate it) with the new product key.

    -Wolf sends
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  7. paypal issue, they put in a delay to prevent fraud.

    Oberon70 said:
    They do not replay very soon (quickly). I have sent 2 emails to them and 4 hours later no I don't know what you consider quickly.

    The only thing I believe is that if there is no response by tonight. I am going to request paypal to refund and make sure any post I find about this site has my negative review on it.

    I will update if I finally do here from them...
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