Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:31 PM
I don't know anything about Windows 8 keys, and such. But, if you want to keep your development stuff away from your regular stuff, I'd suggest installing VirtualBox from Oracle on your computer (free download, and free to use). With it, you can create virtual PC's onto which you can install most anything. Once you have VirtualBox up-and-running, I'd suggest installing the latest version of Ubuntu Linux (free download, and free to use). Total cost to you: nothing (other than your time and the downloads, of course). You can then experiment with Python on Ubuntu to your heart's content - and, of course, Python 3 and IDLE3 come pre-installed. :-)
Hope this suggestion helps.... and glad to see your problem is solved.