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Installing from USB
Figure 2-2: Copying all Windows 8 installation source files
Creating the USB Boot Media from a DVD Image
Different from a physical DVD, a DVD image or ISO file is what you get when
you buy Windows 8 directly from Microsoft and digitally download your
purchase. You can also get an ISO file for Windows 8 if you are an MSDN or
TechNet subscriber or are a volume license enterprise customer.
You could follow an altered version of the instructions for a physical DVD,
but there is a much better method using a free utility provided by the Microsoft
Store. The utility is called the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, but it works
fine with Windows 8 ISO images as well.
Simply download and install the free utility from the Microsoft Store by
1. Plug your USB lash drive into your computer.
2. Click Browse and select your Windows 8 ISO file. Then click Next as
shown in Figure 2-3.