Windows 8 ISO image to USB stick?

  • Quandary

    I want to make a bootable USB stick from a Windows8 CTP DVD. (so that I don't have to waste a DVD).

    On Ubuntu (Linux) there is a program that does that automatically for oneself, but I think it only works for Linux images (not sure, I didn't try).

    For Windows, is this still the quickest way to go? As advised in Bootable ISO to USB stick xp quickest method

  • Answers
  • studiohack

    Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool - from Microsoft & free.

    If you choose to download an ISO file (so that you can create a bootable file from a DVD or USB flash drive), copy your Windows 7 ISO file onto your media and, run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. After you do this, you can install Windows 7 onto your computer directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.

  • surfasb

    Yes, that tool works. Whether it is the fastest way is really insignificant. My guess is that you are probably looking for the most straight forward way.

    FYI, if you already have a NTFS formatted USB disk, you can just copy the files over.

  • Corporate Geek

    Another solution I enjoy is a small utility named WinUSB Maker. It works also with the Release Preview and the RTM version of Windows 8.

    You can find a complete tutorial on how to use it, here: How to Make a Bootable USB Drive to Windows, Linux or MS DOS.

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    Example and usage info is in the comments in the script.

  • nik

    The OpenSUSE page on Installation without CD has notes for a USB based install.
    I would normally suggest UNetBootin but this thread suggests success with notes on this blog post.

    just to be clear, your question seems to imply you want to make a LiveUSB rather than install on to a USB.
    Be clear on which steps you use depending on your interests.