Windows 8 Installation CD / DVD  Step by Step Guide ▷ 2020

Among all its versions, Windows 8 has been one of Microsoft’s operating systems that has given the most talk, since its inception. As, I implement a remarkable transformation compared to its predecessors and this, in order to greatly optimize the user experience.

Thus, W8 is distinguished as an operating system that presents remarkable efficiency regardless of hardware performance. Besides that, supports a high level of customization, has high compatibility with external devices and provides a lot of security. Reasons why many users prefer to continue using this utility on their PC.

Now, to install it for the first time, users require an installation CD or DVD that allows them to implant W8 in their machine. Which, fortunately, can be created manually without having to resort to expensive solutions. That is why, in this post, we will explain how to make a Windows 8 installation CD correctly and what are your requirements.

What are the requirements that my PC must meet to install Windows 8?

What are the requirements that my PC must meet to install Windows 8?

While it is true, to be able to install Windows 8 on a computer, It is important check that it meets the necessary requirements to support said operating system. Well, not all PCs have this capacity and in that case, it will be impossible to run this utility on it. Therefore, before creating a W8 installation CD or DVD, we recommend verify that your PC is capable of adopting it and with this, you can be sure that you can take advantage of this OS from there.

In this sense, below, we show you what are the minimum requirements for your computer to support the installation of Windows 8:

  • RAM: 1 GB for 32 bits and 2 GB for 64 bits.
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster (if possible). Additionally, it is valuable that it has support for PAE, NX and SSE2.
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32 bits and 20 GB for 64 bits.
  • Graphic card: Requires a Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics disc with WDDM driver.

For its part, to acquire the best possible user experience with Windows 8, we advise you to take into account the following additional requirements:

  • An active, fast and secure Internet connection; to access the Windows Store and download the applications you like.
  • A Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct and a Wi-Fi direct printing compatible device for direct Wi-Fi printing.
  • A monitor or tablet that supports multi-touch, to use the touch functionalities provided by W8.
  • A screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 (minimum), to get the most out of the OS on a visual level.
  • A firmware compatible with UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and with the Microsoft Windows certification authority in the signature database UEFI, for a safe start.
  • A TV tuner, to have the ability to play and record TV shows through Windows Media Center.

Learn step by step how to create a Windows 8 Installation CD / DVD from scratch

When creating an installation CD / DVD with Windows 8, you must make sure have an effective internet connection, like a DVD with at least 4 GB of free space and sufficient data storage capacity on the computer. Taking into account that, to install Windows 8, you need some installation file which can be contained in a DVD disc, a external hard drive or USB flash drive, for example.

Now, having clarified all the above, it is time to explain each of the steps that you have to complete to be able to make this creation and thus install W8 on your PC completely from scratch:

Download the Windows 8 ISO image

Download the Windows 8 ISO image

First of all, to obtain an installation disc for this operating system, it is necessary download an ISO image with which it is possible to create the corresponding physical disk to proceed with the installation. Which, it can usually be found online for free.

Now, to do it safely, we recommend go to the official Microsoft software download website, where you can get a disk image of Windows 8 by means of an ISO file (or an exact image of a physical disk). This being the one indicated for create your own installation media using a DVD or USB flash drive.

Burn the disc image

Burn the disc image

Once you have downloaded the ISO image of this operating system in a relevant way, from your PC, you have to access File Explorer to find the folder where you have saved that file and proceed to select it. Then, through the upper bar of the Explorer, you have to click on the option that says “Burn Disc Image”.

After inputting this item into the PC. Even this process, you can also carry it out by right clicking on the ISO image file to obtain the list of options and among them, select the one that indicates “Burn disc image”. Taking into account that, of course, it is essential have a disc burner installed on your computer.

Start the installation process

Start the installation process

After burn the corresponding DVD drive of Windows 8, you have to proceed to install the operating system through this disk. Therefore, start by inserting it on your computer so that the installation program can start. Following that, a window will appear that offers you the possibility to choose the installation language and, therefore, you must display the menu to make the selection. Then, click the “Next” or “Next” button. Later, press the button “Install now” or “Install now”.

Enter the Windows 8 key

Enter the Windows 8 key

When you tell the system to install the product in question, automatically, you will be prompted for the Windows 8 key which indicates that you are carrying out this procedure legally. Therefore, enter this code in the corresponding field and after carrying it out, just click on “Next” or “Next” from the bottom. Then, accept the license terms and also click again on “Next” or “Next”.

Set the fresh OS installation

Set the fresh OS installation

Finally, it is possible to choose if you want upgrade to Windows 8 from a previous version of this operating system installed previously or if, on the contrary, you want to do a new installation of W8. In this case, it is appropriate that click on the “Custom” option in order to install the operating system from scratch on an empty partition with no existing data.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will also be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉

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