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Windows 8.1 setup not creating an installation usb drive

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    Windows 8.1 setup not creating an installation usb drive


    So I just bought windows 8.1, it downloaded fine and I want to put it onto a usb to put windows on a new computer I just built but when the windows setup tries to put it onto the usb, it shows what is in the attachment. I have tied multiple times with 3 different usb's and all have said the same thing. Also I'm sorry if this has been posted before, i couldnt find it.

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    Forever West
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    I assume you downloaded a windows ISO file.. If you double click the ISO it will open and show the contents of the ISO..
    You need to copy those contents (files) to your USB drive - reboot your PC and select the USB drive from your boot menu
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Windows 8.1 setup not creating an installation usb drive
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