How to make a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 8 – Step by Step Guide

As we already told you about release of Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview, many geeks want their Hands on Windows 8 to check What’s new features added in Windows 8. You need a Windows 8 installation DVD to install Windows 8 on your Desktop or laptop. But if for some reason you are unable to install from a DVD or your system does not have DVD drive, you can still install Windows 8 by USB pen drive or flash drive. But for that process you have to create a Windows 8 installation USB flash drive or pen drive.

Install Windows 8 bootable USB Pen Drive

How to make a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 8

  1. First of all download the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool from the Microsoft Store
  2. Then Install this tool on your desktop or Laptop
  3. Now Download Windows 8 ISO image or leave this step if you already have one.
  4. Then open Windows 7 USB/DVD download toolWindows 8 USB DVD TOOL
  5. Browse your ISO file path in Source file section
  6. Choose USB DEVICE to make a copy on the USB flash drive ( or choose DVD disk if ypu want to make a copy on a DVD disk.)Windows 7 USB DVD TOOL
  7. In our case we are creating Windows 8 installation USB drive, so select that one.Windows 8 USB INSTALL
  8. Now Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool will format USB drive
  9. And start copying Windows 8 files to USB flash drive or pen drive.INSTALL Windows 8 USB
  10. After completion of this process your Windows 8 Installation USB media will be ready for Installation
  11. Now change boot priority of your system and choose USB drive as first boot device in your BIOS settings.
  12. Then insert the Windows 8 installation USB pen drive
  13. Then boot from this USB flash drive or pen drive and install Windows 8 on your computer (desktop or laptop)

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