How to install Windows 8 from a USB -This applies to Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.
You can use it without any worries, for any version . The motherboard must also support boot from USB but unless you have a machine over 6 years it should be compatible.
The Windows USB installation is very fast,
USB (minimum 4G)
Windows installations (ISO)
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You do have the option to skip the network part which is fine to do in this case.
When done, the results are shown in a local web page.
|When done, the results are shown in a local web page. There is lots of information being shown and you might be lost at first. But take a scroll down the page and you will see a list of installed software as shown above|
Microsoft has released a Windows 7 USB/DVD utility to help prepare the USB key.
2. run the tool and select the iso of Windows 8.
|3. click on "USB Device"|
4 Select your USB flash drive and click "Begin copying"
5. If the key contains data, it'll erase them before copying.
The tool will then prepare the USB key
|6. then it only remains to boot the PC on the USB stick. |
(Depending on the model of PC, press on the keys ESC/F8 to choose the boot on the USB stick...)