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 Pherule March 10, 2013 2:37:07 PM Bummer. Any easy way to do this with Linux then? 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumis it possible to upgrade from windows 95 to windows XP service pack 1 (upgrade, not install disk) with a flash drive? ForumInstall Win8 upgrade on seperate drive ForumSolvedWin8 Install Question (multiple drives) ForumFlash drive has failed. Is recovery possible? ForumSolvedHow can I Install+Run Windows 7 in a USB Flash Drive? ForumSolvedIs it possible to install windows on a data drive and keep the data? ForumSolvedIs it possible to install specific Steam game on a specific storage drive? ForumSolvedcan I copy an installation cd to a USB flash drive and make it install? ForumSolvedinstall flash drive ForumHow can I install windows xp on a flash drive? ForumIs it possible to install a new internal hard drive on an old 2004 system running XP? Forumcan i install windows xp in my 16 GB flash drive? ForumSolvedHow to install win7 on new ssd onto a computer that has win8 already installed on hdd? ForumHow do I make a bootable flash drive with Linux Mint 13 (then install duel boot with Win 8 on a Lenovo Desktop? ForumIs it possible to install a disk onto a laptop that has no disk drive? Forumis it possible to install the OS (Win7) to one drive yet use a 2nd drive as the data drive but have that drive as Drice C? ForumIs it possible to mirror two HDDs then install Win 7 and be able to boot from either drive Forumi have win 8 in C drive, i want to install win 7 in E drive, is it possible to install? ForumSolvedkeeping a preinstalled win8 clone aside - is it possible? ForumIt is possible to transfer the memory chip of flash drive to other same flash dr More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !