Install Windows 8 from USB

Published on Feb 6, 2013
Chris H.

Install Windows 8 from USB

This tutorial shows you how to install Windows 8 from a USB thumb drive quickly and easily.

Here are some helpful links:

Microsoft Password Checker:

Tips of creating strong passwords:

My series on hard drive cloning and system imaging:

* You may need to format and activate your USB device via the command line. To do so, follow these instructions:

You may have to activate the partition through the command line by using the diskpart utility as mentioned above by another viewer. Simply open up the command prompt, "cmd", "run as administrator and type:"diskpart" and then "list disk" then look for the number corresponding to your disk and enter the following commands:

select disk 0 (choose the number which corresponds to your USB device)
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter="y"
format fs=ntfs label="MyFlashDrive" quick

If you want to make a Hackintosh, check this out: