Built new computer, how to install windows 8.1 from an external hard drive to the new pc? Tags: Computers Storage Laptops ISO Windows 8 External Hard Drive Last response: January 11, 2014 9:02 PM in Storage Share testedhorse January 11, 2014 8:57:38 PM Just built a new computer. I downloaded windows 8.1 onto my laptop, and created an iso file. If I extract the iso onto the external hard drive, and start the desktop with the external hard drive in, will it start the install process? thanks More about : built computer install windows external hard drive Reply to testedhorse USAFRet a c 750 G Storage a c 258 D Laptop a c 369 * Windows 8 January 11, 2014 9:02:04 PM No, it probably won't work like that. Use this tool and follow the directions: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.H... Reply to USAFRet m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedHow to install Windows 8.1 on brand new PC without optical drive? Forum SolvedHow to windows 8.1 oem disk on ODDless new built computer Forum How to install windows xp on a new external hard drive Forum SolvedPLEASE HELP Install Windows 8.1 on External Hard Drive Forum SolvedHow to do a fresh Windows 8.1 install on new pc build with no disc? Forum SolvedHow to get Windows 8.1 onto a flash drive to boot onto a new computer? Forum Install new Hard Drive with windows 8.1. Read enough horror stories. Forum Son's laptops hard drive is fried. Data gone. Plan is to get new hard drive and do a clean install of windows 8.1. In what or Forum SolvedHow do I open an external hard drive that is hooked to my laptop - Windows 8.1 Forum Solvedhow do i take stuff off my old hard drive and put it into an external storage device to put onto a new computer Forum Solvedhow do i take stuff off my old hard drive and put it into an external storage device to put onto a new computer Forum Moving Windows 8.1 to a new hard drive (same pc) Forum SolvedHow do I install windows 7 onto a new hard drive without cd or DVD but I have the product key on the back of my old laptop bec Forum SolvedDoes anyone know how to move windows 8.1 from a pre installed computer to a New computer? Forum SolvedHard drive with original Windows 8 died. how to do a fresh install on new hard drive? Forum How can I burn windows 8.1 to DVD to install in a new PC ? Forum Windows 8.1 Disk Usage in high 90%, random freezes (New Installation & hard drive) Forum SolvedJust built new computer with Windows 8.1. Help please! Forum Solvedinstall windows 8 from old hard drive onto new computer Forum SolvedI bought a new computer with a SATA hard drive running windows 8. I want to install a second SATA hard drive running windows Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !