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install windows 8 in SSD from HDD whose OS is window XP

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    install windows 8 in SSD from HDD whose OS is window XP

    I bought SSD and I want to install windows 8.1 there.
    I have HDD which runs windows XP.
    I have no usb, no ODD.
    I think I have to boot a setup file instead of windows XP but I don't know how to do it.
    What should I do?

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    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

    Hello PQ8556,

    My recommendation would be if you can borrow a USB drive from a friend or purchase; usb drive will have to be a minimum of 4gb to be able to store the .ISO file.

    If you have purchased a retail version of Windows 8/8.1 you can run through this tutorial and you will be able to download Windows 8/8.1:

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    To create a Bootable USB Drive:

    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

    Then to do a clean install of Windows 8:

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    I hope this helps.

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install windows 8 in SSD from HDD whose OS is window XP

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