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Ok... so several things going on here! 1. My laptop, which has a not registered version of Windows 7, hasn't been able to accept the last 3 updates. Both on shut down and when I attempt manually, they fail with Error Code 80070026. I believe they won't work because it's considered (and might be) a counterfeit version. 2. Since the last 2 failed updates came up, my computer has started having crash dumps every so often, though they seem to be getting more frequent. I've done Avast scans, malwarebytes scan and used CCleaner, but they don't seem to help (only found PUP files, which I removed). I think they're happening due to the failed updates. 3. I would like to just install a legitimate version of Windows 8, so then I can get the free upgrade to Windows 10 next week. So here are my questions!!! 1. Can Windows 8 be installed via download? My laptop doesn't have a CD drive. 2. Where can I safely purchase Windows 8 for the cheapest price? 3. I was going off of the assumption that I need Windows 8 installed before the free release of Windows 10, but the fine print at the bottom of this page makes me think that I can do it at a later date, once I have the Windows 8 installed. 4. Do I need to "reserve my upgrade" to Windows 10? I don't understand if that means taking specific extra steps to make sure I can get it... Any help would be greatly appreciated! I tend to have meltdowns and shut downs when dealing with computery things, so I need all the help I can get. T_T