How To – Install Windows 8 with a USB Memory Stick

The days of installing Windows from CD/DVD are now passed, most of the people now use third party apps to install Windows via USB. Yesterday Microsoft released the first Windows 8 Developer preview free. We are posting guide on how to install Windows 8 using USB.

This tutorial is thanks to technobolt.com

Prerequisite:

  • Download Windows 8 ISO [Developer Preview]
  • Download Windows 7 USB/DVD [Official Microsoft tool for creating bootable DVD or USB device of Windows 8.]

Step 1: Install Window 7 USB/DVD tool and open it, Browse the Windows 8 ISO which you downloaded earlier and click next.

Step 2: In the second step select USB in creating bootable image.

Step 3: Plug in USB and browse the USB as shown in picture below to create bootable Windows 8 drive, now click begin copying:

You have to backup your USB before proceeding with this step because copying windows 8 files will delete all your data from USB.

Step 4: That’s it Windows 8 files will now be copy to usb in the form of bootable image.

Step 5: Now simply restart your computer and boot the computer via USB drive to begin installation of Windows 8.


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