CREATE Bootable USB for Windows 8  Step by Step Guide ▷ 2020

Creating a bootable USB is very easy, but because it is easy it does not mean that you should not know before some steps to follow, we recommend that you read the steps below so that you can do a bootable external disk so you can install Windows 8 and 8.1 without dying in the attempt.

Before starting it is necessary that you know that for this first You must have downloaded the ISO image of the operating system you want to install Since it will be unzipped for installation, you don’t know how or where?

Do not get involved that here we will also explain this to you. All the necessary information is here, it only follows detail by detail so that you do not miss anythingRemember the steps are other people’s experiences for you.

Steps to create a bootable USB in Windows 8 and 8.1

Here we will show you the step by step that we must follow to successfully install Windows 8 and 8.1 on our computer. First you must bear in mind that for this process it will be necessary that we have a USB pendrive with a storage capacity of at least 4 GB.

As when decompressing the ISO file, it will occupy a large part of this capacityIf you do not have a pendrive that meets the requirements that we demand of you, it will probably not proceed to boot it. Once the above is defined, let’s proceed with the steps, which are short and simple.

Unzip ISO

to get started you will need to download the ISO image of Windows 8 or 8.1If you don’t have it, we suggest you go to our last section that we will explain where to download it officially.

Once the ISO has been downloaded, we proceed to download Win8USBTo download this program you will have to go to the following link:

Download Win8USB

Once the program that we are going to use for the process has been downloaded, we run it as administrator.


Once the program is running, we will see a small blue window in which we can select in which unit we will install the operating system (As you can see in the image, our unit has the volume name of the letter F) and then the address or path where the ISO image of Windows 8 or 8.1 is located. To complete this step we mark the box “Format Drive” and then we press on “Create”.

*Note: the program will take several minutes during the process, on some occasions we may see a box that informs us that the program does not respond but in reality Even so, its work is still in operation, so we should not be alarmed or cancel the process.

Install Windows 8 from USB

For this step we must have Booted our USB. Now we only have to turn off the computer on which we want to install Windows 8 and insert the pendrive. Then we turn on our PC by pressing the key to enter the BIOS, in most cases the key is F12, F11, Del, Tab, F9.

If they are not any of these that we mentioned you will have to turn off your pc and turn it on by pressing the different keys (F1, F2, F3) until you match the correct one and enter the BIOS, since without this, we will not be able to install our Windows 8.


After entering the BIOS, we will have to select the name of the USB that we have Booted, then type in “Enter” to continue. In this way we proceed to the classic installation of Windows 8 following the steps that the same system dictates.


In this way you can install Windows 8 from a Booted USB, as we mentioned before, it is very easy but the steps are to follow …

Where can I download the official Windows 8 and 8.1 disk image (ISO file) from?

If you don’t have your Windows 8 ISO file you will have to download it, Already in this last section we will show you how and where to download it but first you must take into account the following:

  • You must have a good internet connection.
  • You must have a pendrive or place where you will store the ISO file, it should be noted again that it must have a storage capacity greater than 4 GB.

If you already have the above mentioned, download the Windows 8 ISO from the following page:

Download ISO Windows 8

On this same page at the bottom, we will see below “Select Edition” a drop-down menu list with the different editions of Windows 8.


There in the list we can select the Windows 8 of our preference and then we click on continue. It will then require us to choose the language we use, in our case Spanish, and click on “Continue”.

At the end of the survey, we will be shown two download options for W8, one for 32 bit and one for 64 bit. Remember that the bits are required by the computer itself. For this reason it is highly recommended that check first the necessary bits for your PC before doing this process since this is very important to know.


Now finally alone It remains to wait for the process to complete as it may take several minutes and even hours, it all depends on the internet data transfer speed that we are using at the moment, as you can see in the case of us, the download will take approximately 6 hours since the weight of the file is 3GB, although this will also depend on your internet connection.

Already downloaded, you boot the pendrive with the program and the steps that we show you in the previous section. As you already saw, it is very simple and it did not cost us anything to do it, what you should always keep in mind are the requirements that we mentioned so that the process is carried out successfully since without these requirements we do not guarantee an excellent process.

We hope this information has been very useful to you, since we constantly work for you. On our page you can find much more information like this because we are here for you and for you, to teach you how to develop in this technological world.

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