Help installing Windows 8 then upgrading to Windows 10

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  1. Moz@rt

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    Hello, I am new here. I had queries about installing windows 8 then upgrading my PC to window 10. Problem here is that my pc was bricked once, I guess some months before, so I took it to a shop for reinstallation of windows. Unfortunately, the shopkeeper removed the original version (Win8Home) and installed a pirated version of Windows 8.1 ( which was professional ). I came to know about it when I tried to update it to Windows 10. I had windows 8 home on this pc initially. Now I have retrieved the MSDM key and am thinking to download ISO of both 10 and 8 and using the same key to activate when I clean install windows 8.The problem here is that I'm unable to find ISO of Win 8. Here is the link "https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows8ISO" which comes up when I search windows 8 ISO and the name of the page says so even. But it starts to download windows 8.1 ISO. Please tell me if i can use the OEM/MSDM key to activate Windows 8.1 and then upgrade it to windows 10.
    Please tell me if it won't work and suggest an alternate.
    Any help is appreciated.
    Note that I had upgraded once to Windows 8.1 using the MSDM key previously.
    Thanks in advance.
    Regards.
     
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    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12440/windows-10-activation
     
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    I'm not sure, but chances are that Windows 10 will pick up your key from BIOS.
     
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    Okay, trusting you I am taking chances of wasting another 4 GBs of my internet . Let's hope for the best. I'll get in touch when I'll be back from school and have tried installing it.
    Thanks again !
     
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    Use the schools internet maybe? I mean, if you have a data transfer cap yourself.
     
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