I am building a desktop PC right now but do not currently have a computer nor do I have a Windows installation disc or usb. I have a Windows 8 license from a former computer I owned that I plan to transfer to this new build. My roommates all have Macs and I was wondering if I could create a bootable Windows 7 (which I would upgrade post-install) or 8 device which would boot on my non-Mac system.
Under Device, select the USB flash drive you want to format and use. Under Format Options, check Create a bootable disk using, click/tap on the browse icon to navigate to and select your 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 ISO file, and then make sure that Standard Windows installation is selected (dotted). Jul 10, 2017 - Editor's Note: if you want to create a bootable Windows install USB, this is the. Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that allows you to create bootable Live USB. A bootable USB flash drive for installing Windows 7 or Windows 8.
What would be the easiest way to do this? Hopefully it wouldn't take too long, as I don't want to be on their systems for more than would be polite. I'm just trying to avoid paying for an install disc online and having it shipped, or paying full retail price at a local store. Thanks for any tips!! Hi Is the windows 8 a retail upgrade or oem system builder or oem from PC manufacturer? Did it come preinstalled on the PC?
If you purchased win 8 oem system builder version you can move it to a new PC But if you have win 8.1 oem you once again can not transfer it to a new PC Keys for retail & oem differ Keys for 8.0 & 8.1 differ Let us know how you get on creating the USB or DVD boot disk Note if you do not have a Win 8 DVD this implies you have a manufacturers oem windows which is not transferable Nowadays only retail ISO's are legally available for download from Microsoft from people with retail keys Regards Mike Barnes. It is a student version of Windows 8.0 that was purchased download-only my university. I called Microsoft and gave the CSR the product key and he said that it is transferrable. He said to call them back if I have any issues and they can fix it. Senseijtitus: I have heard people say that Bootcamp can create bootable Windows USBs for PCs, but then everyone who tried doing so said that it doesn't work. The last link you posted seems to be for installing Windows on Mac, no?
I'll check out the Ubuntu one. Hi Did the old win 8 PC break down? With win 8 on it? MS usually ask you to confirm windows is only in use on one PC Except the rare win 7 three user upgrade set Just wondering if you downloaded the windows ISO which is still on the old PC?
Since Microsoft are so helpful ask them where you can get a ISO which is compatible with your student key If you have a Windows ISO file or DVD you can create a bootable USB with a grub4dos or grub boot loader which can launch the ISO image Tutorial found but not tried you need to know about using Linux Regards Mike Barnes.
I am seeking a tool to create a bootable Windows 8.1 Portable USB Drive (similar to the Ubuntu live usb), that also functions on a mac (meaning it should contain the necessary drivers) My problem is that I do not have access to a Windows PC, as the tutorial I have found requires. I was hoping to use a software such as, but as stated on their website: UNetbootin can also be run from Mac OS X, but note that only PCs (not Macs) can boot the resulting live USB drives. Is there a tool that creates a portable Windows 8 USB Drive that runs on OS X operating system?