Make Bootable USB Pen Drive for Windows 8
If you want to install Windows 8 from a USB device, you’ll need to get those setup files onto a USB Pen Drive. Unfortunately, simply copying them there will not work.
Windows 8 is sold as DVD and also as a downloadable ISO file which, if you choose to buy Windows 8 that way, requires some steps to get it properly copied to a flash drive as well.
|Boot Windows 8 from USB Pen Drive|
Note: The following procedure applies equally to Windows 8 (standard) or Windows 8 Pro.
Important: If you have a Windows 8 ISO file and want that on a flash drive, start with Step 2. If you have a Windows 8 DVD and need that on the flash drive, start with Step 1
2. Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from Microsoft and then install it.
If you want to make bootable pendrive for Linux also then Read: 5 FREE Tools To Make Bootable USB Flash Drive – Windows & Linux
12. Boot from the USB device that you just created to start the Windows 8 install process.
Tip: Remember that you’ll need to change boot order in the BIOS. See How To Change the Boot Order in BIOS if you need help doing that.