On my test system, the boot menu looked like the one shown. Everything else can be left as it is. Keep in mind that while the tool has Windows 7 in its name, it will still work for Windows 8. If you already have the Windows 8. Where X: is the drive letter for your thumb drive.
When you click it you'll be prompted to either Run or Save the tool. The installer will ask you how you would like to install Windows 8. Verify that the correct version of Windows 8 has been detected for you and click Next. Images by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic. When you click it you'll be prompted to either Run or Save the tool. Step 4: Enter the following commands one-by-one and press Enter key after entering each command. Keep in mind that the most current version of the.
So are you meaning to erase my hard drive on my computer? Not a big deal by any means, it just took a little getting used to. In the follow up window choose the pen drive from the list. When the disc has been created, be sure to label it accordingly. If it asks for a License number, input your original key if you try this on Windows 8, it may skip the step prompting for a License key. You can use or to extract the contents, if the file cannot be mounted. This command will select the created partition.
And the big news that the Windows 8 consumer preview has. The method 1 involves preparing bootable Windows 8. Step 2: Head over to and download the latest version of Rufus tool. Images by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic. As soon as you do, you'll encounter a User Account Control dialog box like the one shown and will have to work through it.
The download size is under 0. Images by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic. This is because optical discs for various operating systems are readily available in the market. The instructions for installing Windows 8 are simple enough. They first released a preview build for free to get feedback from the users before shipping the final version of the product.
Once the format is complete, you can proceed to create the Windows 8 installer. The could be downloaded here. On the new window, you will be asked the Language, Edition and Architecture for the Installation file. And here is the final screenshot of my shiny new Windows 8 installation! Downloading the tool Downloading the tool is easy. Note: This is a consumer preview of Windows 8 and not the final stable version. Images by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic. It has been discontinued in favor of Windows 8.
The beginning and ending of the copy operation are shown. Also can I have my external drive with the windows 8. Start by visiting the and fill in the form with all of the details requested of you. This is the Windows Media Creation tool. Please follow the below procedure. People are curious to try the Consumer Preview of Windows 8.
See the below image for details. We saw yesterday how you can install and test the latest Windows 8 build on your system as a virtual operating system using Oracle VirtualBox. This allows you to perform an upgrade or initiate a repair. Note that both methods are compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Make sure that everything is correct and then click Yes to confirm. To begin, head over to the Microsoft Store's page and scroll down until you see the download link. For my example, I chose to save the file so that I could experiment with the tool on various machines.
How Does the Windows 8. The personalization steps in Windows 8 Developer Preview are really quick. Keep in mind that the most current version of the. That way, the drive will be ready when you are running the tool. From an Windows vista or newer. Open an eleveted commando prompt.