If you have any issues, be sure to check out our section below. Fortunately, creating the bootable drive is not difficult. We also recommend it since this option can recover your forgotten Microsoft account password as well. How Does the Windows 8. Why are you trying to reinstall 8. The Windows installation is pretty much standard. And needless to say, you need a working computer to boot the drive and install or repair Windows 8 or 8.
How the image was captured as well will have an effect on how the final boot drive turns out, so stick to official sources where possible. If your Mac has an optical drive, the option will be either missing or grayed out. Insert your flash drive before beginning. Anonymous: Try the alternative method mentioned in the article. Part 1: What Do You Need? Help is much appreciated, need a solution to this. This can be done by using the Run feature Windows Key + R opens it , typing cmd, and opening the tool.
Is it possible to write the latter sections of this guide in simple, step-by-step language so a non-technical user can follow it, like the first section? This option will guide you step by step with clear wizards. Clicking the Next button will launch Windows License Agreement box. Click the disc icon and browse to your Windows. Also, you need to be in an administrator account. Where X: is the drive letter for your thumb drive.
Copy the product key to use later. But the free version is more than enough to create Windows 8 bootable flash drive. While the company no longer promotes the tool, it supports at least 7 and 8 just fine, so some might prefer to use it over the other solutions. This command will select the created partition. Make sure to back up your flash drive's data to another storage location before proceeding. This is the Windows Media Creation tool.
Below is a visual step-by-step guide featuring all the commands presented above. This guide in its entirety works just as well if you replace the Windows 8. To use Rufus to create the bootable drive, follow the instructions below to to write this file to your flash drive. For that, see this tutorial below instead. The program runs perfectly on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.
Choose accordingly and then click on Next. Also can I have my external drive with the windows 8. But for this guide I am going to use a Freeware called Rufus. Check , written by my colleague Wayne Williams, to learn more on how to slipstream Update in a Windows 8. Alternatively, you can browse to it and click Next.
It does not have to be erased, the tool will do that for you if needed. And depending on what version the Windows version of the computer where you install the tool, you might be required to install another free tool from Microsoft called. Any ideas on how I can boot to Windows? How do i make a bootable usb? I can't use disklist because I am on xp. Type active and hit Enter key. He loves to tinker around with his gadgets and when he find something new and exciting, he shares it with you on this blog. If you ever need to reinstall windows you can easily install it from the bootable windows 8.
Even though the tool bears the name Windows 7, it works perfectly fine with Windows 8 and 8. So extract the downloaded zip file to a folder to get WinToFlash. Requirements In order to create a bootable Windows 8. I downloaded my iso from what was supposed to be official links for a trial. It does not need any installation. I see Folders like Boot, support, sources and a set-up files.
This is the ultimate Windows boot doctor that aims to fix a variety of booting issues including computer crashes, blue screen, random restarts, can't boot, and other Windows booting problems. As we already have a detailed guide to using Command Prompt method, we are going to use a third-party tool named WinToFlash free in this guide. Step 2: Next step is to and run WinToFlash program. I can't use the Microsoft tool to download it because it will download the 32bit version. The next screen should give you a list of options. Held the power button for 30.