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How to Create Windows 8 Bootable USB Drive from ISO Image


Guide to create Windows 8 bootable USB drive from an ISO image. Easy step-by-step walkthrough on installing Windows 8 with a USB drive.

Following are the instructions to create a bootable Win 8 USB drive, so you can install Windows 8 without any disc. Naturally, to create a bootable USB drive, you need have 4GB or larger USB drive, Windows 8 ISO. We also used a freeware utility called  WinUSB Maker to make the process easier for you.

Requirements :

  • Windows 8 ISO File.
  • A minimum of 4 GB removable drive for 32-bit Windows and 8 GB for 64-bit Windows 8 operating system.
  • WinUSB Maker

Video Tutorial :

Instructions :

Step 1: Download and extract WinUSB Maker (download here) on your Desktop.

Step 2: Run the WinUSB tool with administrative privileges. (right-click on the .exe file, and click Run as Administrator)

Step 3: Now select your USB drive in drop-down menu. Your USB drive must be clean formatted before the process.


Step 4: Now press Setup to USB tab and press Select an ISO or Directory. Now you’ll be asked to browse and select Windows 8 ISO file on your computer.

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Step 5: Finally, click on the button Make USB Bootable.

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That’s all, the tool will now format the USB drive and copy all the Windows installation files to it and make it bootable. It’ll take 5-15 minutes (depending on your USB R/W Speed) to finish the process.


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