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Installing Windows 8 on a blank hard drive via download?

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Last response: in Windows 8
October 4, 2013 4:38:00 PM

I have a blank hard drive with os on it because I'm building a new pc. My school also offers free downloads of windows, so i want to somehow get the the os on my blank hard drive via download. How would I do this? Could I boot it up on a simple 8gb flash drive or would i need something bigger?

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a b * Windows 8
October 4, 2013 4:56:17 PM

If the download comes as an .iso file, you can either burn to DVD with disk burning software (use the option "burn image to disk") or create a bootable flash drive to install from.
a b * Windows 8
October 4, 2013 4:56:44 PM

An 8GB flash drive would be more than enough to hold the installer
a b * Windows 8
October 4, 2013 5:03:12 PM

Well when you download windows your download the ISO. You don't install it from the Microsoft servers or anything. So you need a regular computer to download them to. Then once you download the ISO you either burn it to a DVD or you can use an ISO to USB program to copy the ISO to the USB drive and boot off of that.