install windows 8, 8.1

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.

Here we’re providing the easiest step by step tutorial with screenshots.

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.

How to Install Windows 8 Using USB Pendrive

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.

How to Install Windows 7 Using USB Pendrive

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.

How to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive

·   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.

How to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive
  •  Enter Product key, then click Next.


Step 3.  Read and accept the Microsoft license agreement, If you agree to the terms of Microsoft then Tick the box.
How to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive
  • Tick the box, then click Next.


Step 4.   Choose what type of Installation do you want.
How to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive
  •  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 to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive
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.

How to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive
  •  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.

How to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive

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.

How to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive

·   Click on Restart Now


Step 8.  Windows gathering information from the system, wait until percentage will 100%, then one more time windows will take a restart automatically.
Install windows 8 8.1 from USB pendrive

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.

Install windows 8 8.1 from USB pendrive

·   Click on Next.


Step 10.  Now, Setting up your PC.
Install windows 8 8.1 from USB pendrive
  • Use Express Settings.

Step 11.  Sign into your PC.
Install windows 8 8.1 from USB pendrive
  • 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“.


Wrapping Up

Congratulations !!! 

Now have Installed Windows successfully on your system. See your desktop, customize according to your use.

How to Install Windows 8 or 8.1 from USB Pendrive
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