The following tutorial will certainly help you create a bootable USB flash drive for Windows 8.1 or 8 the simple way making use of Microsoft’s own Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.

This tutorial is likewise suitable for those of you attempting to make bootable flash drive for Windows 7 and even the upcoming Windows 10.

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Why do I need a bootable USB Flash Drive?

The majority of contemporary computer systems today do not ship with an optical drive. If you want to install fresh copy of Windows from scratch, the most convenient and most favored way of doing that without an optical drive is to install it from a bootable USB flash drive.

The procedure to do this is quite easy to follow and anyone who has medium level of skill with managing computer systems will breeze through it.

Producing Windows 8.1/ 8 bootable USB flash drive:

Step 1: Download and install Microsoft’s Windows USB/DVD Download Device from here.

Step 2: Now you will need.ISO file for Windows. If you already have a ISO file downloaded from MSDN or any other sources, simply make use of that. You can also download it from Microsoft directly utilizing our guide here. This will certainly require a genuine Product Key to be gotten in though prior to you can download.

Keep in mind: If you have actually forgotten or lost your Product Key, follow this guide instead: Download Windows 8.1 Pro ISO file legitimately without Product Key. This will certainly not only download the.ISO declare you without the Item Key, but will likewise instantly create a bootable flash drive for you without you needing this Windows USB/DVD Download Device.

Step 3: Insert a USB flash drive having 8GB or greater storage capability in a USB port on your computer.

Step 4: Introduce Windows USB/DVD Download Device you set up in Step 1.

Step 5: Pick the ISO file you downloaded in Step 2 by clicking on “Browse”.


Step 6: Click “USB device” when triggered to pick media type. In the next step, select your placed USB flash drive.



Step 7: The device will now develop a bootable USB flash drive making use of the.ISO file you provided. This will take a while, so be patient.


Step 8: Once the device has actually done its thing, restart your PC with the USB plugged in. On start up, you will certainly need to get in the BIOS utility of your computer system and boot from the USB. Since the procedure for entering BIOS utility is different for various computer systems, we leave it as much as the readers to find out the best ways to do this for their specific computer system.

Step 9: Once booted from the USB drive; follow on-screen guidelines to install Windows on your computer.

If you followed all the steps correctly, you must be well on your way to setting up Windows easily from a USB flash drive. Best of luck and have fun making use of Windows!

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