How to install Windows 8 From USB Drive or Pen Drive?

Today We are gonna TUT++ on How to install Windows 8 from USB drive ?

There are many ways to make a USB bootable and install an operating system on your PC  by just copying the live cd to the thumb drive,  then later configuring the boot options in BIOS and bla bla bla …

But  Today I am gonna show you two easy ways of making your thumb drive or pen drive bootable for windows 8 installation.

Also Read : Complete List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8

1)How to Install Windows 8  Using Windows 7 USB Tool?

Windows 7 USB Tool was first introduced after the launch of windows 7. The purpose of this tool is to make  a USB thumb drive  bootable . So that the windows iso(image) which is downloaded from the Microsoft’s Official Website can be made written into the thumb drive and later make it bootable to install windows 7 without any need of optical drive.

We’ve  had enough info about the tool. So Lets just begin the Installation.

i) Download the Windows 7 USB Tool  and install it on your computer.

ii) After the installation , Run the program

How to Install Windows 8 from USB Drive

how to install windows 8 from usb drive


iii) Make Sure to Plug in your USB thumb drive ( minimum storage size of the pendrive must be 4GB ) then Locate the .iso file you have downloaded from the Microsoft’s website and Click Next

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

iv) Choose USB Device as your media type how to install windows 8 from usb drive

v) Choose your USB Device from the drop drown menu and Click  Begin copying

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

vi) The Windows 7 USB Tool creates your bootable USB disk.

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

vii) Once the process is Complete. You will be able to install windows from the removable drive.All you have to do is just Configure your BIOS settings by selecting the first boot media to USB_HDD  and you are good to go.

Note: Few people get errors while trying windows 7 USB tool method , if you are one of them then just go for the one below.

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2) Installing Windows 8 Using  WinToBootic ?

Well this is a similar software like the windows 7 tool and good fact is, its free and I probably suggest encourage the free developers by donating a thanksgiving fund. WinToBootic works fine to create a pen-drive bootable  for installing windows 8 without any hiccups.

So, lets begin the installation method part-2

i) Download WinToBootic  and Install the program.

ii) Now Run the Program, You will see a window popping just like the figure shown below.

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

iii) Now,  the Software will Detect your thumb drive.  If it didn’t detect then just select your drive from the drop down and select your source by clicking on the arrow or just drag in the .iso onto the arrow and please make sure your thumb drive is formatted in NTFS format. The NTFS formatting can be done by opening my computer(START + E) and  right clicking on your thumb drive and then clicking on  format and then choosing NTFS mode and then format the drive by clicking ok.

After you drag your iso file onto it you’ll find it looking just like the below figure.

how to install windows 8 from usb drive


iv) Click Do it! and a pop up will be popped up as shown in the below figure. Now make sure about your drive is correct and everything is good to go

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

v) Click OK and the process begins and the software makes the windows 8 copied to the pen drive , below are few installation pics put on for more information.


how to install windows 8 from usb drive


how to install windows 8 from usb drive


how to install windows 8 from usb drive

>>How to Install Windows 8 from USB Drive

That’s it now you are ready to make installation of windows 8 from your thumb drive,  Just  Configure your Boot options in your BIOS settings  and select your Boot first priority to USB-HDD and let the set up begin ..

Well these are the simple methods of installing windows 8 from pen drive. Hope it worked well for you, If you have any trouble while performing this task please make sure to read this carefully again and perform it. If still problem persists give us a comment and we will get back to you. If you know more easy processes then please do share with our viewers by commenting on the comment section.



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