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Tutorial : Install Windows 8 from a Bootable USB drive

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I am running my Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Acer Iconia w500. It comes with a 32 GB HDD so if I already have on OS on there and if I try to reinstall the new build , it start to whinge about freeing up space on the drive and what not. Luckily I can put the Windows 8 Release Preview ISO on to a USB drive , make the drive bootable and then it’s a simple process of reinstalling the OS. Today we will tell you how to get Windows 8 ISO on to a USB drive.

You will need :

  1. A USB stick that will hold the ISO image ( depending on the 32/64 bit version you are looking at something around 4/8 GB )
  2. Windows 8 Release Preview ISO get them here.
  3. UltraISO ( the free version should do the job ) download it here

n00b TIP :

Make a note of the Product Key for Windows 8 Release Preview : TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF you will need it during installation.

Se lets begin the tutorial
Step 1: Install UltraISO and fire it up.. click on continue to try. Go to File >> Open or press “Ctrl+O” and open up the ISO file , you will find the content of the ISO on the right hand side. like the image below

UltraIso

UltraIso

Step 2: Go to Botable >> Write Disk Image.

Make Bootable USB

Make Bootable USB

Step 3: Make sure ‘USB+HDD’ option is selected under Write Method ( it should be that by default ), make sure your USB key is selected as the Disk Drive and click on Write.

Step 3

Step 3

That is it, now plug in the USB , reboot the Tablet and you are all set. If you have any questions shoot away in the comments section


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  • On June 2, 2012
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