Install Windows 8 From A USB Stick

Many netbooks and low-profile laptops are ditching the optical drive in favour of portability, which means that installing Windows 8 via a burned DVD is inconvenient at best. Luckily you can easily do it with an 8GB or larger USB stick.

Ghacks points out that Microsoft's own Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool works perfectly fine for Windows 8, so grab it and use that to image the Win 8 ISO file you downloaded onto your USB drive. The site has more detailed instructions and screenshots, but the utility is pretty straightforward.

How To Install Windows 8 From USB Key [Ghacks]


    u guys noe exactli wat i m thinking about sometimes

    Or you can just extract the files in the ISO via 7-zip to the root of a flash drive. Does the same thing and works fine.

    The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool didn't work for me. Kept saying that the ISO image wasn't a valid ISO image. No matter I did it manually by creating a bootable USB using Command Prompt and chucking the files on there. Loving it so far, it's made my Windows 7 tablet actually useful!

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