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How do I install windows 8 without a optical drive

Hi, I just finished building my PC and I'm having trouble finding out how to install windows 8 on a new pc without an optical drive.

I would really appreciate it if you guys would also give me the links of where to find the Windows 8 download.
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  1. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/download-shop
    I do not advise pirating a copy of Windows 8. Get a legit copy and load the .iso file to a USB drive to boot/install.
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    Hey Congrats on new PC :)

    1) First of all You need .iso (Image File ). (You can Download it from Microsoft official Site (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_Hero_ShopHP_FPP_Null)
    Piracy is not appreciated )

    2) Now you need any iso tool , I prefer Power ISO (http://www.poweriso.com/download.htm)

    3) Now You will also need atlest 4gb Reommended 8gb usb flash drive.

    4) Run Power Iso in Administrator mode.

    5)Then go to TOOLS--> Create a Bootable USB Drive...

    6)Browse the .iso file in Source Image file tab.

    7)Select the Appropriate Destination Drive and leave rest to defaults.
    (Note your usb disk will flashed during this process so data will be lost , taking backup is advised )

    8) Click Start and let the process Finish.

    9) Now to install Reboot pc and enter BIOS( press f2 or delete when it boots).

    10) Now boot priority menu select the USB option and move it to TOP, save changes (f10 generally) and exit.

    11) PC will reboot automatically and now your pc will boot from usb to the windows os and then proceed to Installation.

    Happy Installing :)
  3. kushvyas said:
    Hey Congrats on new PC :)

    1) First of all You need .iso (Image File ). (You can Download it from Microsoft official Site (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_Hero_ShopHP_FPP_Null)
    Piracy is not appreciated )

    2) Now you need any iso tool , I prefer Power ISO (http://www.poweriso.com/download.htm)

    3) Now You will also need atlest 4gb Reommended 8gb usb flash drive.

    4) Run Power Iso in Administrator mode.

    5)Then go to TOOLS--> Create a Bootable USB Drive...

    6)Browse the .iso file in Source Image file tab.

    7)Select the Appropriate Destination Drive and leave rest to defaults.
    (Note your usb disk will flashed during this process so data will be lost , taking backup is advised )

    8) Click Start and let the process Finish.

    9) Now to install Reboot pc and enter BIOS( press f2 or delete when it boots).

    10) Now boot priority menu select the USB option and move it to TOP, save changes (f10 generally) and exit.

    11) PC will reboot automatically and now your pc will boot from usb to the windows os and then proceed to Installation.

    Happy Installing :)

    Hi, thanks for the answer, on the microsoft website the windows 8 is called windows 8 UPGRADE, is this the correct version to buy?
  4. JehianK said:
    kushvyas said:
    Hey Congrats on new PC :)

    1) First of all You need .iso (Image File ). (You can Download it from Microsoft official Site (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_Hero_ShopHP_FPP_Null)
    Piracy is not appreciated )

    2) Now you need any iso tool , I prefer Power ISO (http://www.poweriso.com/download.htm)

    3) Now You will also need atlest 4gb Reommended 8gb usb flash drive.

    4) Run Power Iso in Administrator mode.

    5)Then go to TOOLS--> Create a Bootable USB Drive...

    6)Browse the .iso file in Source Image file tab.

    7)Select the Appropriate Destination Drive and leave rest to defaults.
    (Note your usb disk will flashed during this process so data will be lost , taking backup is advised )

    8) Click Start and let the process Finish.

    9) Now to install Reboot pc and enter BIOS( press f2 or delete when it boots).

    10) Now boot priority menu select the USB option and move it to TOP, save changes (f10 generally) and exit.

    11) PC will reboot automatically and now your pc will boot from usb to the windows os and then proceed to Installation.

    Happy Installing :)

    Hi, thanks for the answer, on the microsoft website the windows 8 is called windows 8 UPGRADE, is this the correct version to buy?


    The Upgrade means you install windows on existing pc which you are downloading and there different versions of windows according to your need.
    Refer to the link below link to buy and download Windows 8 (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.264951000)

    As for further information regarding Downloading refer to this site which has many ways listed with different options.
    (http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/f/download-windows-8.htm)

    Hope This will answer your questions.
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