Thursday, March 1, 2012

Installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview from a USB flash drive: making a bootable pen drive

The first step is to download the .iso image, then we need a tool to make a bootable usb stick, here we will be using Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool, which can be downloaded from here.

Scroll down the page until you find the Installation section, click on “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool” as shown in the image below.

Save the file and run it to install the Software, just keep on clicking next.

Now open the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and in step one select the downloaded image.

Chose the USB device option

Insert a USB stick min of 4GB in size and select in in step 3 and click Begin copying.

finally close it when it says backup complete, now you have a bootable pendrive with which you can install Windows, you can do the same for making Windows 7 bootable USB stick. Now in the next step I will be telling how to boot from the USB stick and install the Windows in your computer.

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