Install Windows 8 from USB

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Install Windows 8 from USB. I will show you how to install os from Pendrive using a free tool in this post.

You will get the free windows 8 operating system from the Microsoft website directly.

Don’t download it from anywhere else. I strongly recommend you to download the Windows 8 operating system from the official website only to avoid viruses.

Install Windows 8 from USB

Firstly, open the browser on your computer. If your computer is completely blank without any operating system then you can follow the initial process on some other computer or laptop.

We are going to create a bootable Pendrive here so make sure you have a Pendrive that is more than 16 GB of storage for best results.

Copy all your Pendrive data to anywhere safe before following this process because we will format the Pendrive during this process.

Search for ” Rufus ” on Google and do follow the website from the search results.

After visiting the website, download the Rufus software tool to your computer.

The software will be less than 1 MB in size.

Now, we have to download the windows 8 ISO file from online.

Select the Windows 8 edition from the drop-down menu and click on the confirm button.


Select the language of Windows 8 and click on the confirm button.


Check your computer or laptop is 32 bit or 64 bit before downloading the file.

Right click in the my computer or this PC and select properties option.


You will get to see your system is 32 bit or 64 bit operating system.

Download the Windows 8 ISO file according to your operating system properties.


Make sure you use the best download manager to download the ISO file to your computer because the ISO file will be large in size i.e up to 4 GB.

You can pause and resume the file whenever you have time and internet data if you are using a download manager.

I recommend internet download manager for downloading the Windows 8 ISO file.

After that, insert the Pendrive to one of the USB ports on your computer and open the Rufus software.

Create bootable USB tool

The software will automatically detect the path of the pen drive. If not, you have to select the path of the pen drive correctly under the device section.


Click on the CD icon in the Rufus software. It will open up a popup window displaying the file explorer.

Select the Windows 8 ISO file that you have downloaded from online to your computer and click on the start button.

It shows a warning message that the Pendrive will be formatted so make sure you have a complete backup of your Pendrive.

This software will take some time to convert your normal pen drive into a bootable Pen drive.

However, the speed of this process completely depends upon the ram of your computer.

After that, it will show you the success message.

Eject the pen drive and insert it to the new laptop or computer.

Now, restart your system and go to the BIOS settings by tapping function keys F8 or F12 on the keyboard.

How to enter BIOS on startup

If you don’t know the combination to enter into BIOS settings for your computer.

Search for ” Bio setting keys combination for your laptop or computer ” on Google.


You will get the information correctly.

After that, enter into the BIOS settings by restarting your computer. You have to change your first bootable device to the pen drive.

Make sure you remove all the extra pen drives or memory cards from your computer so that the system won’t get confused in choosing the right bootable Pendrive.

Select save settings and click on the exit option.

The system will restart your computer and you will see ” press any key to start the installation ” on your computer screen.

Tap any key on the keyboard and it will start the installation of the Windows 8 operating system on your computer.

This is how to install os from Pendrive. We have selected Windows 8 here but you can install any operating system using the same process.

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