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How to Create Bootable Windows 8 USB Installer Flash Drive


After publishing Windows 8 ISO download post, here is another windows 8 tricks to teach you how to burn Windows 8 ISO images as bootable windows 8 USB installer flash drive. Creating bootable windows 8 USB installer flash drive can allow you performing windows 8 installation straight from a USB Flash drive. Plus more, it can save you a blank DVD disc.

The simplest way to turn a USB flash drive into a bootable Windows 8 installer from Windows 8 ISO image file is using Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool. To run this program, you will need Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed on your computer. Plus more,  make sure you have a USB flash drive with at least 4GB of space.

The creating Windows 8 USB installer process is quite easy to follow and anyone who has basic computer skill with handling computers will able to create bootable Windows USB installer.

How to Create Bootable Windows 8 USB Drive:

1. Download Microsoft’s Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool and install it.

2. Download Windows 8 ISO Developer Preview. Choose either Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit .iso file that you prefer

3. Insert a USB flash drive that greater 4GB storage capacity in a computer USB port.

4. Launch Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.

5. Browse the Windows 8 ISO file you downloaded in Step 2.

Browse Windows 8 ISO

6. Click on “USB device” when prompted to choose media type. In the next step, choose your inserted USB flash drive.
Create bootable Windows 8 USB installer

Insert Windows 8 Bootable USB installer

7. The tool will creating bootable Windows 8 USB installer flash drive using the Windows 8 iso.

Create Windows 8 bootable USB installer

8. Lastly, when you see the message “Bootable USB Device created successfully”, you can restart your PC and boot from the USB drive.

9. Once Windows 8 installation interface booted from the USB drive; follow on-screen instructions to install Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Besides that, below is system requirement information that required installing Windows 8 on your computer.

Windows 8 System Requirements :

Windows 8 Developer Preview will work on the same hardware that is capable of running Windows 7.

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

So, you should be well on your way to installing Windows 8 Developer Preview from bootable Windows 8 USB installer flash drive. Good luck and have fun using Windows 8!