Usb booteable windows 8.1
How to create a bootable usb flash drive windows 8.1
Obviously, it is recommended that the memory is a USB 3.0, so that the data transfer can be carried out faster. However, to take advantage of the technical specifications of the specification we will have to connect it to a USB 3.0 of the computer. If you have any doubts, you can read more about USB types.
While it is true that there are a multitude of programs to create a bootable USB, there are advanced users who dare to perform this task in Windows through the command prompt. Therefore, before learning about applications that perform this function, let’s detail the process.
You can use a wide variety of programs, and they all work in a similar way. At the end of this article you will find a list with different options, but for this tutorial we will use Universal USB Installer. Once downloaded, we will install it on our computer and, when we run it, we will find a screen like the one above. In it we will have to select, in the first section, the operating system or the distribution -if it is GNU/Linux- that we are going to save in our USB memory.
Install windows 8.1 from scratch with usb
If you have Windows 8 follow this link to download Windows 8.1 for free. In that case you will not need a USB or installation CD. You will be able to install it from within your current Windows and its App Store.
Click on this link for a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the Rufus program to burn an ISO to USB. In that link I also explain how to use it to install Windows with it.
You need to have access to someone’s PC with a CD/DVD drive. For example that of a relative or acquaintance of yours. Any PC will do as long as it has a Windows installed and such a reader. On this borrowed computer, click on this link to see how to create a Windows 8.1 ISO image from your DVD.
Copying by hand on the USB the folders and files from the Windows DVD does NOT work to be able to install it from the USB. It is also not enough to copy the ISO in it without further ado. To be able to make an installation from USB it is necessary to create it in a special way, of some of these two ways that I have just explained.
Make bootable usb windows 7, 8 and 8.1 without programs
Before you can create a bootable USB, you will need to have the version of Windows you want to install in an ISO file. If you have an installation DVD instead of an ISO image don’t worry, you can create an ISO file from an installation cd/dvd.
With your ISO file saved on your computer, the next step is to download and install the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. The description on the official microsoft website will tell you to download the tool we are pointing out, and the tool itself talks a lot about Windows 7 and even XP. Don’t worry about that. The tool works just fine for Windows 7, 8 and even Windows 10.
Once you have the tool installed, making your USB bootable to install Windows 10, 8 or 7 is a pretty straightforward process. Run the tool and give it permission to make changes to your PC. Click “Browse” to locate the Windows ISO file and then click “Next”.
If your USB has something in it, you will see a warning that it will be formatted and you will lose the data stored on it. Go ahead and click “OK”. If you do this process with a newly formatted USB drive, you will not see this warning.
How to create a bootable usb of [windows 7/8.1/10] [pc
Creating a bootable USB is very easy, but because it is easy does not mean that you should not know some steps to follow, we recommend that you read below the steps that we leave for you to make a bootable external disk so you can install Windows 8 and 8.1 without dying in the attempt.
Before you start, you need to know that for this you must first download the ISO image of the operating system you want to install because this will be decompressed for installation, do not know how or where?
Don’t worry, we will explain this here too. All the necessary information is here, just follow it detail by detail so you do not miss anything, remember the steps are experiences of others for you.
Here we will show you the step by step that we must follow to install successfully Windows 8 and 8.1 in our computer. First you must take into account that for this process it will be necessary that we have a USB pendrive with a storage capacity of at least 4 GB.
Since when decompressing the ISO file, this will occupy great part of this capacity, if you do not have a pendrive that fulfills the requirements that we demanded you probably will not proceed for the boot of the same one. Once the above has been defined, let’s proceed with the steps, which are short and simple.