Create a Bootable USB for Windows 8 Without Using any Software

Most notebooks and Net books don’t have CD/DVD drive  to make them more and more compact. So to install windows we need to use a USB.


1. Must have a Windows 8 ISO file. You can download it or you can create it a windows 8 ISO.

2. A USB Stick with a storage space greater then 4GB.

Now follow these steps:

Plug the USB Pen-drive in your computer. Open The command prompt and type the following commands:

  1. diskpart
  2. list disk
  3. select disk 1 ( disk one being the USB drive )
  4. clean
  5. create partition primary
  6. select partition 1
  7. active
  8. format fs=ntfs ( you can also format in fat32 or fat )
  9. assign
  10. exit

You can see all the commands in the image bellow:


Now extract the windows 8 ISO file on the pen drive/USB stick and you are done.

Video Tutorial:


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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