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Getting the iso to a usb.

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows XP

    Getting the iso to a usb.


    I'm trying to install windows 8 since my older computer passes the requirements, but i've ran into a problem finding a program to let me flash the iso image onto a usb drive. I cannot use DISKPART from the command prompt since windows XP does not recognize a usb drive as a disk, and I cannot use the program that microsoft has specifically provided for windows 7 as it will not run on my computer.

    What i'd like to know is if there is anyway I can flash the iso image onto my usb drive and make it bootable so I can give windows 8 a try.

    Thanks in advance

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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows XP


    No it's not what I need. Actually what I need is something like that but an alternative. That specific program cannot run on my windows XP computer. Is there a program like this that I can use to flash the iso image over to a usb?
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    Hull England
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    I just extracted the contents of the ISO and copied all the files over to a formatted Usb and booted that way. Worked fine for me.

    Danny
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows XP


    I'll go ahead and give that a shot, thanks xxxdannyxxx.
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  6. #6


    You could try this as well UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads which should work with XP.
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    Windows 7 64bit SP1


    Here's another tool that does the job quite nicely!

    Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows XP


    I've tried UNetbootin and I get to a list during startup that says 'Default', there is no windows 8 in the list, what should I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by creataphysics View Post
    I've tried UNetbootin and I get to a list during startup that says 'Default', there is no windows 8 in the list, what should I do?

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    Just select use DiskImage and select the ISO.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5
    Windows XP


    That's what I did, it said it was successful, but as I went to boot from the usb there is nothing to choose to boot.
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