Solved Best way to download windows 8 for usb boot Tags: Windows 8 Last response: April 16, 2013 1:13 AM in Windows 8 Share ShadowProject April 15, 2013 2:01:19 PM So I don't have an optical drive and I am wanting to download windows 8 somehow so I can create a bootable USB. Can someone point me in the right direction Thanks More about : download windows usb boot te100 April 15, 2013 2:24:17 PM http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/install-windo... Best solution dodger46 a b * Windows 8 April 15, 2013 11:20:59 PM Depends what you're trying to do. If you are buying 8 to upgrade it's probably cheapest to buy the upgrade version from a store on disk and create USB install from disk http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/install-windo... If you have Win 8 and want to re-install and have a valid product key try this download link (It's from a Pro Upgrade) http://web.esd.microsoft.com/W8DL/DFB736WD8A9DFB5B1D8DF... (Let me know if it works, you'll need your product key to download) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ShadowProject April 16, 2013 1:13:55 AM I borrowed a friends optical drive and just installed it from the disc. Thanks for the responses Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSolvednew windows 8 but need dual boot to usb windows xp ForumSolvedWindows 8 USB Boot Disk ForumSolvedCan't boot Windows 8 from a USB ForumBest Way to Make Restore/Backup Disks of WIndows 8.1 ForumSolvedBest way to migrate existing Windows 8 to SSD ForumSolvedBest Way to Upgrade to SSD & Install Windows 8? ForumAny way to install Windows 7 when PS/2 port on ASUS P5Q-E is broken, harddrive has boot priority and USB legacy isn't enabled? ForumClean Installation Of windows 8 (x64) over Windows 7 (x86) but i can't use either USB or DVD to boot OS :/ ForumSolvedI can\'t boot my asus x401a from usb windows 8 ForumUsing Windows 8 GUI Boot Manager on a USB ForumUnable to boot from a startup CD or USB in Windows 8 ForumLooking for the best way to import user info and data from an inaccessiable profile to a new profile in Windows 8 Forum [Solved] Best Way to Upgrade to SSD & Install Windows 8? ForumBoot from a USB on Windows 8 ForumZ87-Pro Cannot Boot Windows 8 Installer from USB ForumBest way to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 7? ForumLaptop won't recognize Windows 8 boot disc/usb ForumSolvedZ9PE-D8 WS motherboard won't boot with two CPUs, but it gets half-way there...? ForumBSOD on booting with Windows 8 USB ForumSolvedBoot Nightmare - Tried EVERY way to boot into 8 More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !