Bootable USB

Hello, guys. In the earlier post, I showed you a tutorial on “How To Make a Bootable Pendrive For Windows 7“. I guess those CD’s days are somewhat gone and now we have a very powerful tool called pen drives which are very small in size and portable. And so today I will demonstrate you on how to make a Bootable USB for Windows 8 or 8.1.

Things you will need:-

1. Windows 8 USB Installer Maker. Download the tool from here.

2. Win 8 OS image file (.iso file).

3. A USB Drive.

Let’s Begin the tutorial

After you have downloaded Win 8 USB Installer file extract the zip file and once done run the Win8USB.exe from the extracted folder. Note:- “You should run the file from the extracted folder only otherwise the file will not going to work”. Launch a file and follow the onscreen instructions.

Windows 8 Tool

Once you have launched the file. You have to follow some steps. First, you have to select the USB Drive that you have plugged in. In my case, the drive was “L”. It can be different on your system. Secondly, you have to choose the Windows 8.iso file by clicking on Search ISO. After you have selected the ISO file of Windows 8 or 8.1 you have to check the Format drive option so that pen drive can be formatted to NTFS file system. Note: – Formatting a pen drive is a must if it is in an FAT32 file system (By default FAT32). Lastly, it is an optional to check “Show copying” option which allows you to show the progress of copying in your pen drive.

Once you have followed every single step. Go and hit “Create“.

Windows 8 Tool 2a

After hitting the Create button, you will see the progress of the files being copied to your pen drive. It will usually take some time to complete (12-15 minutes). So just relax and go and make some coffee for yourself in the meantime. 🙂

Windows 8 Tool 3

Once the copying of the files is done. You will see the popup window saying “Task completed, be sure to review the log text.” Like the image, I provided below.

Windows 8 Tool 4

In case you did not receive the Task Completion popup window and to verify whether the task is completed or not. Scroll down the very bottom of the log file and there you will see the message “Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode. Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.”

Windows 8 Tool 5

Finally, you have to restart the PC. And while it restarts, make sure you hit F12 key to go the Boot Settings option from where you can boot from USB drive. Once you are into it perform the onscreen instructions and you are done with the new OS installation.

Have a nice day. 🙂