Create a USB installation key for Windows 8 / 8.1

The installation of an operating system by a CD or a DVD is now much longer than a simple key USB . In addition, some computers do not have a CD /DVD Therefore, it is necessary to find another solution than the purchase of an external reader. Knowing that the price of a key USB is only a few euros, it is interesting to buy one to install Windows 8 or 8.1.

Create a key USB  to install Windows 8 / 8.1 from a file ISO uploaded

Preparation

Despite its name, this software is recommended by Microsoft for Windows 8.

Procedure

Open the software Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool (icon on the desktop)

Step 1: click on Browse to search for the file ISO downloaded (by default in your Downloads folder) and click on Next

procedure tutorial installation Windows 8 on key USB

Step 2: “Choose media type”, choose USB device (peripheral USB )

procedure tutorial installation Windows 8 on key USB

Step 3: Choose the key USB and click on Begin copying

procedure tutorial installation Windows 8 on key USB

Copying can take several minutes

procedure tutorial installation Windows 8 on key USB

Once the operation is complete, the progress bar turns green and an information message indicates “Bootable USB device created successfully”. You can close the software by clicking on the cross at the top right.

procedure tutorial installation Windows 8 on key USB

Eject the key USB before disconnecting it from the computer.