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    How to install windows 8 using USB flash drive

    Get the most advanced Windows operating system to date on your desktop computer by using this quick guide to its installation.

    Putting a fresh installation of Windows 8 onto your system is a quick and painless experience that can be achieved in a few simple steps. The Windows 8 operating system can be installed in two ways. The first method is via the use of an installation DVD, which will corneas standard with most new computers. The other option Is to Install Windows by mounting the installation file onto a USB memory stick. The USB option will be necessary If you're using a download-only copy of Windows 8, which you can purchase from the Microsoft Store, Remember, you can also download a free trial of Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation, to see how you like the operating system before buying it. It's really important that you back up your data before performing a fresh install, as formatting a partition will remove all data from the drive. Once that's done, you're ready to go.
    "It's really important that you back up your data before performing a fresh install"

    Make a boot able usb flash drive from ISO.
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    1 Add a USB device
    Insert your USB device into your PC, then click here to mount the ISO file onto it. If your device isn’t in the drop down menu, you may need to format it first. Find the device in My Computer, right-click on it and select Format.

    2 Copy the file over

    Once the USB device is formatted, click here to refresh the list of available devices. Click ‘Begin copying’. The ISO installation file will be mounted onto the USB device so you can boot onto the device to install Windows 8.

    3 USB mounting software
    If you want to install Windows 8 using an ISO file, you need to mount the file onto a USB stick to boot from it. Visit microsoftstore.com and search for the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. Then install and run it on your system.

    4 Mounting to a USB

    When using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool place the ISO file for installing Windows 8 in an easy-to-find location. Browse for the ISO file in the software, then select the USB option when prompted to get to this window

    Upgrade to Windows 8.1

    If you’re now running Windows 8 and have yet to update to the 8.1 OS, then visit the Microsoft Store from your Start screen and find the Windows 8.1 update. After downloading the update, you’ll be prompted to restart your system to complete the installation. The 8.1 update will carry over and retain all of your files and settings. However, it’s still a good idea to back up all


    01: Reboot your computer
    With the PC turned on, insert the Windows 8 Installation DVD/USB. Restart the PC, then press any key to boot from your installation.

    02: Enter Settings
    If the installation doesn't begin, restart the PC and tap the F12, Delete or F2 key (depends on system) to open BIOS settings.

    03: Boot from disc
    Locate the Boot options, then select the Windows 8 installation disc to boot from. After reboot, the installation will begin.

    04: Initial setup
    Select your language, time, currency and keyboard preferences, then tap Next. Accept the terms and conditions and tap Next.

    05: Custom settings
    When performing a clean install of an OS, select the Custom option, then choose from a list of drives to install Windows 8 onto.

    06: Start installation
    The selected drive will be formatted. Click Next and the installation of Windows 8 will begin. Check the progress list for details.

    07: Personalisation
    After installation comes personalisation. Name your computer. Click Next and then Customize to fully set up the Windows 8 OS.

    08: Add an account
    Go through the customisation options. Next, sign into a Microsoft account, or create one. Add a phone number for added security.

    09: Complete installation
    If you have another PC linked to your account, you can copy over settings from it. Windows 8 will reboot to the Start screen.
    Last edited by A Khan; 03-03-2014 at 03:03 PM.

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