Install Win8 on flash drive - possible? Tags: Flash Drive USB Flash Windows 8 Last response: March 10, 2013 6:07 PM in Windows 8 Share Pherule March 10, 2013 1:57:56 PM I have a USB3 32GB USB flash drive, and I'm thinking of installing Windows 8 on it until my SSD arrives (2 - 4 weeks), since I don't want to format my main hard drive. Is there an easy way to install Win 8 on a flash drive, and if so, how do I go about doing it? Note: I want to install the OS TO the flash drive, not FROM the flash drive (in case anyone misreads) More about : install win8 flash drive mcnumpty23 a b * Windows 8 March 10, 2013 2:14:57 PM believe with windows 8 enterprise you can do it called windows to go dont think its supported in lower versions of windows 8 m 0 l Pherule March 10, 2013 2:37:07 PM Bummer. Any easy way to do this with Linux then? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer casper1973 March 10, 2013 6:07:24 PM Very easy with Linux. Just download an ISO of your preferred distro and use Universal USB Installer to install it to your flash drive. Set a persistent file size for storing changes between re-boots. Here is a guide on how to do so with Ubuntu - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14912/create-a-persisten... I have one of these running xubuntu which I carry around all the time. It's uses are endless. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources is it possible to upgrade from windows 95 to windows XP service pack 1 (upgrade, not install disk) with a flash drive? Forum Solvedwhy i can't see the drive in which i have installed win8 from win7 Forum SolvedWin8 Install Question (multiple drives) Forum Install Win8 upgrade on seperate drive Forum installed linux on hybrid drive, now cant get back to win8 Forum Solvedcan you install windows 8 TO an 8gb flash drive Forum SolvedHow can I Install+Run Windows 7 in a USB Flash Drive? Forum SolvedInstalling Windows 7 Via Flash Drive (Old HDD) Forum Solvedcan I copy an installation cd to a USB flash drive and make it install? Forum Solvedinstall flash drive Forum is it possible to shrink movie files in folder to save space in a flash drive? Forum Flash drive has failed. Is recovery possible? Forum SolvedIs it possible to install a new internal hard drive on an old 2004 system running XP? Forum SolvedWindows 7 fresh install doesn't recognize flash drives. Forum SolvedIs it possible to install windows on a data drive and keep the data? Forum SolvedIs it possible to install specific Steam game on a specific storage drive? Forum SolvedHow to burn an ISO Win 7 to a Flash Drive for installing on laptop? Forum install windows 7 from usb flash drive Forum I cant install windows 7 os in my laptop, acer, it cant continue install, i have bootable flash drive with windows 7 after i b Forum Solvednew install win8 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !