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Want to reinstall Windows 8. Microsoft has released this new tool for you. It could come in handy if you ever want to reinstall Windows 8. The free tool downloads and creates the installation media you need to install Window 8. Save the ISO image to a USB drive for emergency reformatting and installations we’ve all been there before or just peace of mind.

Head to Microsoft’s installation tool webpage, connect your USB flash drive at least 4 GB of space should be available or insert your writeable DVD, and then click the Create media button. Yes, you’ll need a Windows 8 license key to validate the install. This story, “Create a Windows 8. Melanie Pinola is a freelance writer covering all things tech-related.

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How long depends a lot on how large the USB drive is—the larger it is, the longer this part will take. Windows 10 also comes with a media creation tool, which does the same thing as the Windows 8. You may not see the Not Enough Free Space message shown above, so if not, just continue on past this and the next step. Either is fine, but there’s an extra step to take if you have a real DVD. There was an error. I have an asus kxma freedos.

 
 

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OEM branding, nLite, slipstreaming, unattended, etc. I can’t use disklist because I am on xp. I refuse to buy a CD drive. I can’t use the Microsoft tool to download it because it will download the 32bit version. Sigh, why is it so difficult. I made an ISO from my bought Windows 8. Help is much appreciated, need a solution to this. Thank you for so far replying everyone in the comments!

I have an asus kxma freedos. I downloaded my iso from what was supposed to be official links for a trial. While booting from usb it says “windows loading” as though it’s about to, but then goes back to the freedos screen.

Is this something wrong with my usb? What should I do? Please help. After using Rufus, I successfully created a bootable pen drive and installed Windows but after that the write speed of my pen drive has drastically reduced and the copy speed has reduced to about MBPS which earlier was about MBPS. Please reply asap. Claudia: Which OS have you downloaded? Kuldeep: Reformat your pen drive, It will solve this problem.

When I click the icon to browse I don’t see any file with iso extension. I see Folders like Boot, support, sources and a set-up files Post a Comment Make your opinion count by posting a comment.

The Windows DVD can be put into an optical drive for easy installation. Now in order to download any of the latest operating systems, you have to visit the software download page here:. For Windows 10 and Windows 8. You have to enter that once you start the setup process. For Windows 7, however, you actually need to enter a product key before you can even download the ISO image file.

Note that the version of Windows 7 you get to download will depend on your product key. For Windows 8. After that, the download will begin when you click Next. Windows 10 also comes with a media creation tool, which does the same thing as the Windows 8. First, you choose whether you want to upgrade the current PC or create installation media for another PC. In our case, we want to choose the latter option.

The Windows 10 media creation tool will also try to determine the best options for you based on the current PC hardware. You can uncheck the Use the recommended options for this PC box if you want to pick something different. First, you pick your Windows ISO image file like shown below.

The program will format the USB device and then begin the installation. Once you have created your media, you simply need to plug it into your computer and restart. However, if not, you will have to enter the BIOS and change the boot order manually.