Basic Steps to Install Windows 8 from USB Drive

There are many ways to make a bootable USB/Pendrive.Here we will be discussing an easy way and also the old traditional way which is a little complicated method to create a Bootable Pendrive.After making a bootable drive then the process to install windows 8 is very simple.

1.Installing Windows 8 Using WinToBootic:

WinToBootic indeed works amazingly well as it creates pen drive bootable by which windows 8 can be installed without any sort of problems or worries.

Following are the ways to install it:

  • It is important to download WinToBootic and get the program installed

  • Now, as you run the program, there will be a window which will pop similar to what has been show in the figure below

This is the time when the software is going to detect the thumb drive. If in case it does not, then you need to go to drop down and select your source by clicking on arrow . One thing you need to make sure is that your thumb drive is formatted in NTFS format. It can be easily done at the start of computer (START+E). Thereby, click right on thumb drive. After all, you need to click on format and choose NTFS mode and finally by clicking on “OK” you will format the drive very easily and convincingly as well.
As you drag iso file onto it, it  will look similar to the figure below

Now, the moment you click “Do it”, there will be a pop up which is shown below. You have to be quite sure that your drive is correct and that every thing is in order as well.

Now, after you click “OK”, the process will start and the software is going to copy Windows 8 to the pen drive.
There are more installing pictures in order to help you understand in a clear and concise way as well.

Hence, you will be able to install windows 8 from the bootable usb drive.

2.Basic old Method to create a bootable USB Drive:

You need the following things
4 GB+ USB flash drive
Windows 8 ISO file or DVD
A PC with Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 OS
  1. Now, as all the items are available, you need to access your drive and ensure backup of those files which were previously on the drive
  2. Secondly, you need to Navigate to Start> All Programs> Accessories, thereby click on Command Prompt and finally select Run as administrator. Click on “Yes” if you receive UAC prompt.

  1. This specific task can be accomplished as you type “cmd” in the start menu search box along with pressing Ctrl+ Shift + Enter
  2. As soon as the command prompt is up and running in the following way, press enter
Windows 8 DISKPART

5. The next step is to type in LIST DISK and for checking disk number for your connected USB, you need to hit Enter. In order to help you understand a bit more clearly, I have used my USB drive as “1”. You can crosscheck for the correct drive against their sizes”.

You need to make utmost sure that DISKPART in any case has detected USB flash drive. However, if it has not been detected or you are facing any sort of problem, then the best thing you can do is to reconnect your USB by following the aforesaid steps once again.
Following are the list of commands which you have to run and hit “Enter” after each of them so that it can easily be able to run:
SELECT DISK 1 (your USB disk number might vary)
(The time varies as it depends on the size of the drive)

Now, you need to proceed towards the next step. You do not have to close the command prompt window.
  1. In order to access the windows 8 ISO file, you have to mount it to virtual drive
As soon as the ISO is mounted, you need to take note of the drive letter for the virtual drive
If in case you have a bootable windows 8 disk, then insert it in cd tray and write down the letter for the drive it leads onto
7. Now, type in the following after re opening the command prompt window
G: CD BOOT and click on enter. (“G” stands out for your DVD drive letter or mounted virtual drive letter)
CD BOOT and click enter.

8. It is almost completed. Now simply type in BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 J: (“J” stands for you USB flash drive letter and it is easily found in explorer) and now simply hit Enter Key

9. Now the time has come for you to open Windows 8 cd and you have to copy the content to root folder of your boot USB

It is to be noted that in order to boot from a USB, you have to make this option active by going to BIOS settings which is there on the target system.
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