How to Create Bootable Windows 8.1 USB drive with the help of an ISO image file.

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We all know that Microsoft has ensured the installation of windows with the help of USB drives since the launch of Windows 7. Though the CD’s and DVD’d is still a good option of installing any operating system but with the passage of time and usage those Cd’s get damaged hence the best way of having the Windows 8.1 setup files to be secure you need to create a bootable USB, and today we will let you know how to do this in this tutorial.

All you need is a ISO image file of the Windows 8.1 setup to create a USB drive. You can download the proper ISO file from the available sources. Just keep in mind that you have enough space on your USB drive to have the ISO file copied on it.

The method for creating a bootable Windows 8.1 USB Drive is simple all you have to do is follow these steps and build your own Bootable Windows 8.1 USB, but make sure you have a USB with at least 8 GB of Storage space to make it a Windows installer drive.

How To Create Windows 8.1 Bootable USB Drive:

Step 1: First of all you need to download the ISO image file of Windows 8.1 from this Link.  [ Windows 8.1 ISO File]
Step 2: Now you will need to download the Win USB maker software from the link given. [ WinUSBMaker ]

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Step 3: Extract the software on your hard drive.
Step 4: Now right click on the WinUSBMaker.exe select the Run as Admin option, to make sure that it runs in Admin mode.
Step 5: Now make sure to select the option ISO image Bootable Disk Normal Mode Detection.
Step 6: Browse and Select the image file you have just downloaded from the above given link.
Step 7: Plug in the USB drive and let it be detected.
Step 8: You can also select it manually by clicking on the MBR system in the app.

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Step 9: Now click make it Bootable option.
Step 10: All you have to do now is sit back and relax as the software will make it as the bootable drive.

That’s it you can now plug in the USB Drive to any PC and install windows 8.1 via USB. Without any need of a Bootable CD or DVD as your Flash drive is now a Windows compatible Bootable USB Drive.

Same procedure can be adopted for creating a bootable USB for Windows 8 or Windows 7 that supports USB booting in their setups. Hope you would like this awesome tip. For more such tips and tricks Follow us now on TwitterFacebook or  Google + and stay tuned for more. Meanwhile Share this post with your family and friends by clicking the share buttons below.

 

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