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Quick question about creating a Windows 8 installation usb

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Quick question about creating a Windows 8 installation usb

    I want to try creating a Windows 8 installation USB on my computer and using it to try booting up and repairing my friend's computer which is stuck in recovery mode.

    If I put the installation files onto my own personal flash drive and create an installation USB out of it, would I later be able to delete the files off it and continue using it as a regular flash drive?

    Might be a stupid question.

    Thank you for any help.

    - Kat

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,854
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Kat, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Sure you could. If you like, you could also leave the installation files on the USB, and still use the USB as usual with the remaining free space to have both.

    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    Hope this helps,
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