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 Solvedcan I install windows via Flash drive/usb into the 78lmt-s2 motherboard? Forum I have an asus notebook w/o optical drive and win8 pre installed. I tried to upgrade os to windows8.1 and all I have now is a Forum Install Win8 upgrade on seperate drive Forum installed linux on hybrid drive, now cant get back to win8 Forum SolvedI 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 Solvedcan you install windows 8 TO an 8gb flash drive Forum SolvedHow can I install windows xp on a flash drive? Forum SolvedHow can I Install+Run Windows 7 in a USB Flash Drive? 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 SolvedInstalling Windows 7 Via Flash Drive (Old HDD) 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 How to install windows 7 via flash drive Forum SolvedIs it possible to install windows on a data drive and keep the data? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !