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Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

  1. #110


    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Chun,

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "USB spoil faster". If you mean that it will reduce the life span, then no more than using the USB for anything else.

    I'd say that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is about the same speed as any other image burning program. You just will not be able to create a bootable UEFI USB with this tool though.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    So, I should only use the USB for installing Windows?

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  2. #111


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    If you want to use UEFI and the other tutorial you posted at instead.
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  3. #112


    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks Brink, great tutorial. I have successfully created my bootable Windows 8.1 USB.
    Can I copy other files to this USB?
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  4. #113


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    Yes, you could continue using the USB as usual so long as you don't delete the installation files.
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  5. #114


    Posts : 4
    windows 8 pro


    Hi
    I appreciate all the tutorials that presented in "THE FORUM" showing:
    1 - Easy step by step
    2 - Marked snapshots
    3 - Downloads required
    4 - Comments
    Thanks an many thanks
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  6. #115


    Hello. I've read all twelve pages of this thread, but I have a very simple question. It may have been previously answered but just using technical words that I'm not familiar with... I'm not too keen on the computer lingo :-}.

    Anyways, my question is this:
    My husband wants to build a computer. He is going to have all brand new components. Will this tutorial work to download windows 8 onto his old computer, make the USB, and use it to install on the new hard drive? Want to do this because buying windows 8 DVD is approx $100 where as buying a download of it is $50...

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    fyi his old computer is running windows vista.
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  7. #116


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Newbie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If he wanted to create a bootable USB/DVD without UEFI, then yes.

    If he wanted to use UEFI, then he would want to use the tutorial below to create the bootable USB with instead.

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. #117


    Thank you for such a quick response! Your knowledge is much appreciated.

    I looked up the difference between the uefi and bios, but like I said I don't know the computer lingo. Is there anyway you can explain the difference in dumbed down terms? I greatly appreciate it.
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  9. #118


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You can use the USB created for BIOS on all motherboards.

    You would only be able to use UEFI with motherboards that have UEFI firmware, and if the requirements mentioned in the tutorial are met. You can check the specifications of the motherboard to see if it supports UEFI or not. If not, then you'll use BIOS.

    Here's some good reading with more details to help compare them:

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  10. #119


    Wow thanks again! Really appreciate the info and your willingness to help! He will have to look into the motherboard and choose which one he needs. Then we will be off and running with his new computer!

    Thanks again!
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