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Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

  1. #10

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post

    One thing to consider, according to the information available from MS ....

    The full developer preview is to large for a standard DVD and requires a dual layer Disk, the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool does not support Dual Layer disks, so some work around will be needed.

    I am downloading the Full package and the standard package - I will install from the standard and then extract what I need from the full package ISO
    Good point Nigel. I added a note to warn and help.

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  2. #11

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    Windows 7 SP1 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I just used that tool for both to make it easier to do the tutorial with, but yes you can use any image burning program you like including the "Burn to disc" feature in Windows 7.
    Thank you Brinks.
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  3. #12

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    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome.
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  4. #13

    You already know this Shawn, but one can just create a bootable flash drive in diskpart the win7 way, then extract the preview iso contents to the flash, boot from the flash and install.

    Regarding Oblomow58's question, I first tried to extract the iso to my data drive and run setup.exe from there. It gave me the option to retain user files and settings or retain nothing. After that it started the install which kinda spooked me because I think it was installing to my data drive so I cancelled. then I tried to run setup.exe from the C: drive at which point it told me I needed at least 16 gigs free space (which I didn't have). So, if you have at least 16 gigs free space on the drive you want to install this thing on you can try running setup.exe from the extracted iso.
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Sep 2011 at 12:25. Reason: added link
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  5. #14

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Bill,

    Oh yes, that would work as well. Since it was a ISO file, I just used this method since it seemed to be easier and faster to do. That's all.
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  6. #15

    I am trying to boot windows 8 dp iso with EasyBCD at the moment I will report back what happens after this.

    Update: I added the boot entry with just 2 clicks,

    I am booting and configuring os installation parameters as we speak O_O;

    Update 2: I am getting No Device drivers were found . Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers then click. I think this is a similar error to windows 7 =/

    retrying again now.
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  7. #16

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    Thank you for the confirmation. I figured that it had to be the same as Windows 7.
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  8. #17

    No problem Shawn ,
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  9. #18

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Thanks for the tut Shawn.
    Last edited by Dave76; 15 Sep 2011 at 09:07.
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  10. #19

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    Win7 x64 SP1, WinSRV 2008 R2 SP1 Dual-Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Oblomow58 View Post
    Is it possible to boot directly to the iso?

    See the article "Boot from ISO without Burning to Disk"
    (How to Make Windows Boot Manager Boot an ISO from your Hard Drive) in sevenforums tutorial section.
    Boot from ISO without Burning to Disk - Windows 7 Forums

    Thanks in Advance

    Sincerely yours Oblomow
    It works as described - You can install Windows 8 x64 directly from the iso via EasyBCD.

    In the meantime I installed it in an VMware virtual machine - Works fine with VMware 8!

    Best Regards

    Sincerely yours Oblomow
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