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Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

  1. #60


    Posts : 106
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Cly,

    It doesn't mention that it has a write protection option. I don't see a screenshot in your post though.

    Have you tried to format the USB flash drive?
    Yes, it formats as 58.9GB. The "clean" command deletes the existing partition while at the same time throwing that error...not sure why. Maybe there is some super hidden hardware partition that it can't touch??

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  2. #61


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Cly,

    Could you post a screenshot of Disk Management with the USB flash drive connected showing all of the layout of the USB flash drive? There's not one attached to your other post. This may be able to help determine what may be wrong.

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  3. #62


    Posts : 106
    Windows 8 Pro


    Here is the screen shot:

    Click image for larger version
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  4. #63


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    64-bit Windows 10


    For an advertised 64GB drive, the actual size is about 58.9 GB as you are seeing. There's no problem with this part. The link below can explain this better.

    HDD's - the Advertized size vs the Actual size. - Windows 7 Forums

    It appears to be ready for in Disk Management. Does it show up in the Computer window with the D drive letter? Are you able to save anything to it?
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  5. #64


    Posts : 106
    Windows 8 Pro


    I was able to install Win 8 64-bit on the USB stick. Not sure why the "clean" command threw that error.

    Win 8 on USB has been a mixed bag. It worked on 40% of the 64-bit computers I tried it on.

    It worked on 2 HP laptops.
    It did not not work on 2 separate Dell desktops (quadcore and Nehalem-based).
    It also did not work on the desktop I recently put together (Asrock motherboard, i7-2600k).

    When I say it did not work, here is what happens:

    It seems to be booting fine, and then a faint blue screen flashes for half a second and the computer shuts down. It happens so quickly I cannot read the message.
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  6. #65


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Cly,

    Just to clarify since you say "install Win 8 on the USB stick", do you mean Windows To Go or a bootable Windows 8 installation USB as in the tutorial on the first page?
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  7. #66


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Sorry, I meant Windows To Go.
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  8. #67


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ah, ok. I was wondering what that had to do with this tutorial. LOL
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  9. #68


    Posts : 2
    wind 8


    Sorry if I missed this in the above, but I just got a Win 8 Pro 64 bit OEM DVD, and I'm looking for the way to do the 'reverse' of the tutorial -> How can I create an .iso of the DVD so that I have a backup in case the physical media fails?
    (alternatively, I recall for Win 7 (?) there were legal/appropriate locations to download the .iso's (obviously without keys ) does the same exist for Win 8 pro?.
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  10. #69


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Schreibman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could use a program like MagicISO to create a ISO from a DVD.

    Using MagicISO to create ISO image files
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