How to Create Windows 8 Bootable USB Flash Drive Installer

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Windows finally releases the Windows 8 developer version that people can try by free. Except using DVD you can also install Windows 8 straight from a USB Flash drive. You need Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to begin create Windows bootable on your USB flash drive from the Microsoft Store. Although it’s for Windows 7 but the tool also can be used for creating a Windows 8 bootable USB because both have same DVD bootable structure.

How to Create Windows 8 Bootable USB Flash Drive Installer:

You need to download Microsoft’s Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool then install it and Windows 8 ISO Developer Preview.

  1. Insert a USB flash drive that has more then 4GB storage capacity in your computer USB port.
  2. Launch Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.
  3. Browse the Windows 8 ISO on your computer
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

  4. Click “USB device” button when prompted to choose media type.
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

  5. Then choose your inserted USB flash drive location and click Begin copying
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

  6. The tool will creating bootable Windows 8 USB installer flash drive using the Windows 8 iso.
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

  7. If successful you will see the message “Bootable USB Device created successfully”
  8. Now you can can restart your Computer, boot from the USB drive and follow on-screen instructions to install Windows 8 Developer Preview.

System Requirements for Installing Windows 8:

  1. 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  2. 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  3. 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  4. DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  5. Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch

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