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Unable to Copy Win8 ISO File On USB

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    Windows XP

    Unable to Copy Win8 ISO File On USB

    Currently running WinXP, meets all requirement for Win8. However, when I try to copy the ISO file to USB using Win7 DVD download tool to create a bootable USB device, the USB I'm trying to copy it to will not show up in the list of "Devices to Copy In".

    I have tried this several times with 2 different USB drives, both 8GB, one with more than 4GB free and the another is completely empty. They both work perfectly well, but when I reach the screen with the list of devices to copy the ISO file on to (Step 3 of 4, Win7 USB/DVD Download Tool) they don't show up on the list despite re-inserting them and refreshing a couple hundred times. The only removable device that does show up is the Floppy Disk.

    Is there a possible solution to this? I would be very grateful if anyone could help.

    Oh, and using the DVD is not an option, since my DVD player crashed last week and I don't have the time to get it fixed right now, and I'd really like to get Win8 installed as soon as possible.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    They don't happen to be SanDisk drives do they? Plug the drives in and go to This PC. Do they show up as Removable or Fixed? I have a couple of SanDisk thumb drives, they show up as Fixed media instead of removable media. The Windows 7 DVD Download Tool will only use them if they show up as removable. My Kingston drives work fine but it won't use the Sandisk drives. I had to go the diskpart route to make a bootable install drive with the SanDisk drives..
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