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How to get Windows 8.1 onto a flash drive to boot onto a new computer?

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July 22, 2014 1:36:13 PM

I'm building a new computer so i purchased windows 8.1 from the Microsoft store. It came in a download that you get from the store. However i'm not sure what to do now and how to get it onto my new computer. when I click download on the store it gives me a .exe but it seems like its trying to put windows on my laptop witch already has it obviously. so could some one help me out. Thanks.

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July 22, 2014 2:13:41 PM

When running the .exe, there should be an option for "Install later...". Do this, and it should allow you to create the necessary boot IFO, which you can put on a DVD or USB stick via Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool
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