Creating a Windows 8 boot memory

El Windows operating system 8 It can rightly be called innovative: it started with the app store, the famous flat design, touch screen support and many other innovations. If you have decided to install this operating system on your computer, you will need a tool such as pen drive Boot.

How to create a Windows 8 boot memory

Unfortunately, there is no way to create an installation media using the usual system tools. You will certainly need additional software, which you can easily download from the Internet.

Warning.
Before proceeding with any method of creating an installation flash, the following must be done:

  • Download an image of the required version of Windows.
  • Find a medium with at least the capacity of the downloaded operating system image.
  • Format the flash drive.

Method 1: UltraISO

One of the most popular programs for creating a bootable flash drive is UltraISO. And although it is paid, it is much more comfortable and functional than its free counterparts. If you want to write Windows and not work with it anymore, you can use its trial version.

Download UltraISO

  1. Once the program starts, you will see the main program window. You will need to select the menu "File". and click "Opens…".
  2. A window will open in which you must specify the path of the Windows image that you downloaded.
  3. You will now see all the files that the image contains. In the menu select "Self-loading". click on the line "Write hard disk image".
  4. A window will open with which you can select the drive to which you want to write the system, format it (the stick will be formatted at the beginning of the writing process anyway, so this action is optional) and select a writing method if it is necessary. Press the button "To write"..

That's! Wait for the recording to finish and then feel free to install Windows 8 for yourself and your friends.

See also: How to write an image to a flash drive in UltraISO

Method 2: Rufus

Let's now look at another software: Rufus. This program is completely free and requires no installation. It has all the features you need to create an installation media.

Download Rufus for free

  1. Launch Rufus and connect the pendrive to the device. In the first point "Device". select your media.
  2. All settings can be left as default. In the article "Format options". press the button next to the drop-down menu to select the image path.
  3. Press "Start".. You will be warned that all data on the drive will be erased. Then you just have to wait for the writing process to complete.

See also: How to use Rufus

Method 3: DAEMON Tools Ultra

Note that the following method can be used not only to create a drive with the Windows 8 installation image, but also with other versions of this operating system.

    1. If you do not have DAEMON Tools Ultra installed yet, you will need to install it on your computer.

Download DAEMON Tools Ultra

  1. Run the program and connect the USB stick to your computer. In the upper area of ​​the program, open the menu "Tools". and go to "Create a bootable USB".
  2. On a point. "She drives". Make sure the software has shown the USB memory to which you are going to write. If your drive is connected but not showing up in the software, click the update button on the right and it should show up.
  3. The line to the right of "Picture" click the triplet icon to display Windows Explorer. Here you have to select a distribution image of the operating system in ISO format.
  4. Make sure you have the option "Bootable Windows Image".and check the box next to "Format"if the USB memory has not been formatted before and contains information.
  5. In the column. "Label". if you want, you can enter a drive name, for example "Windows 8".
  6. Now that you are ready to start creating the installation image USB stick, all you have to do is press the button "Starts".. Note that the software will then ask you for administrator rights. Without this, the boot drive will not be written.
  7. The process of creating a USB memory with the system image will start, which will take a few minutes. After the creation of the bootable USB stick is completed, the following message will be displayed "The USB image writing process completed successfully.".

Read also: Creating a Windows 8 boot memory

In the same simple way in DAEMON Tools Ultra you can create bootable flash drives not only with Windows distributions, but also with Linux.

Method 4: Microsoft Installer

If you have not yet downloaded an operating system, you can use the Windows Installation Media Builder. It is an official Microsoft utility that will allow you to download Windows or create a bootable USB memory directly.

Download Windows 8 from Microsoft's official website

  1. Run the program. In the first window, you will be asked to select the basic system settings (language, bittype, release). Adjust the desired setting and press "Following".
  2. You are now asked to choose whether to create an installation flash drive or download an ISO image to disk. Select the first option and press "Next"..
  3. The next screen will ask you to select the media to which the utility will write the operating system.

That's it! Wait for Windows to finish downloading and writing to the USB stick.

Now you know how to create Windows 8 installation media using different methods and you can install this operating system to your friends and acquaintances. Also all the above methods will work for other versions of Windows. Good luck in your endeavors.

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