Last updated on March 7th, 2023 at 11:03 pm
In this Tutorial, you’re going to Learn How to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive by following step by step tutorial in windows laptop/PC. The best part of the installation process, you don’t need a single software in this tutorial.
Trust me guys, If you trying to install Windows first time then you’re landed in right place.
This is a newbie-friendly tutorial, Windows installation process is tricky but we made this tutorial especially for beginners who try to install windows the first time.
Install windows8 or 8.1 using Pendrive is much easier as compared to install using CD/DVD drive.
Just Follow simple steps and you can install windows 8 or 8.1 on your system very easily by using a USB Pendrive.
What you Need
1. Bootable Pendrive (At least 4GB)
You need to make your Pendrive bootable before proceeding further steps also make sure you have at least 4GB of Pendrive.
If you don’t know How to make Pendrive bootable, don’t worry you can make your Pendrive bootable very easily.
Read: How to make Pendrive Bootable Without using any software.
2. Windows 8 or 8.1 iso file/Extracted Files
If you already have a windows 8 or 8.1 iso file, then skip this section.
Setting in Boot Menu
Change System Boot setting, set USB as a First Boot device.
DEL, ESC, F2, F9, F10 (It is depending on your system’s motherboard, Find out whose key work in your system for going into boot menu).
1) Restart your Laptop/PC, when setting in starting process press 5-8 times.
2) Then Boot Menu will be open, click on the Boot tab.
3) Set USB/Removable drive as a First boot option.
That’s it, your boot setting is complete, Now we can start the installation process.
Now you have both two things which are required in this tutorial, Bootable Pendrive and Windows 8 iso file, so now we can start the windows installation process.
How to Install Windows 8 from USB Pendrive
1) Copy windows iso File in bootable Pendrive.
2) Insert Pendrive in Laptop/PC.
3) Restart Your system.
After System restart, If you see a window like this above then it’s mean you’re on right path and your Laptop/PC is successfully accepted your USB Pendrive also start loading files for the installation process and now you can go for further steps.
Step 1. You’ll see a window like this.
· Select language, Time and date, and keyboard input then click Next.
· Click on Install Now
Step 2. Now the system asks for the windows product key. This is not an optional step, you need to enter product key before proceeding further installation steps.
- Enter Product key, then click Next.
- Tick the box, then click Next.
- Click on Custom
Step 5. Now you need to create a partition on your hard drive for making drives separated and allocate space according to your needs.
How you can create a partition on your drive, I’ll tell you.
Select the Disk 0 contains 60GB of space (see in the image below).
Click on New and create a new drive.
NOTE: Allocate space for new drives in MB, not in GB.
1024MB = 1GB
For example, Create a partition of 50GB then Allocate the size 50,000MB (round figure).
- We’re creating a partition of 30Gb (see in the image below).
After clicking on New, We entered 30,000 MB because we need to create a partition of 30gb. Got it.
- Click on Next.
Step 6. In this step, Windows start installing window files and what you need to do is “ just wait” until its complete. This is a long process, it takes 20min approximately.
Take Some Rest, What about a cup of Coffee.☕
Note: Installing process is very sensitive, Make sure USB Pendrive doesn’t disconnect and Don’t even let the system switch off or restart.
Step 7. Now all your hard work is done, Just wait while windows take a restart.
· Click on Restart Now
Step 9. Personalize your Windows 8, choose your colors scheme and give a name to your PC.
This setting is changeable, you can it anytime by going to windows 8 or 8.1 settings.
· Click on Next.
- If you have a Microsoft account just enter your E-mail and click on Next.
- If you don’t have Microsoft account just choose “Sign in without a Microsoft account“.
Now have Installed Windows successfully on your system. See your desktop, customize according to your use.