In this article, I’ll show you how to install Windows 8 using a USB stick. I am assuming that you have already downloaded the Windows build. We are going to use Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to create a Windows bootable USB stick.
Install Windows 10/8 from USB
Step 1: Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool for free from Microsoft.
Step 2: Install the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool on your system.
Step 3: Go to Start > All Programs > Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool and open the application.
Step 4: Now you need to click on browse and select the Windows 8 ISO Image and click next.
Step 5: You’ll get two options to choose either USB or DVD. In this case, you could select USB.
Step 6: Once you select USB click on Begin copying.
Step 7: Once it begins, first it will format your USB drive and copy the installation files to it.
You’ll see the above screen once it’s complete. Now you have a bootable USB stick with Windows 8 Developers edition on it. Make sure you have chose “External Media” in the BIOS as a boot mode.
You may want to check out the system requirements first:
- 16 Gigabyte hard drive for 32-bit systems,
20 Gigabyte for 64-bit systems
- 1 Gigahertz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- 1 Gigabyte of RAM for 32-bit, 2 Gigabytes of RAM for 64-bit minimum
- Direct X 9 graphics card