Making a USB to go Windows 8 Stick, in 13 steps!
The will show you the step by step process that I use.
My configuration is as follows:
The C: drive has Windows 8 on it
Using the E: as location of windows source
Using D: as USB drive to put windows to go
Using F: as location that I mounted install.
All commands are bolded for easy in using the document;
Open a Dos Command Prompt as Administrator
Note: this open Diskpart program
Note: show disk drive in my computer
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
——– ————- ——- ——- — —
Disk 0 Online 128 GB 0 B *
Disk 1 Online 256GB 0 B
Disk 2 Online 64 MB 0 B
Note: my USB drive is 64 gigs
Select disk 2
Note: put focus on drive 2
Note: cleans all data off drive
Create partition primary
Note: creates primary partition
format fs=ntfs quick
Note: format the drive using ntfs and fast format
Note: make the drive active so you can boot USB drive
Note: make the USB drive letter d
Note: end Diskpart program
11: Do the following:
Either put Windows 8 DVD in Drive for or Mount Image as f drive
Note in Windows 8 point to and ISO Image and in explore click mount or put Windows DVD in drive f
12:Type in dos windows:
dism /apply-image /imagefile=f:\sources\install.wim /index:1 /applydir:d:\
Note this will install Windows to d drive using the Install. Win then you will see if you done the steps correctly.
When 100 %
bcdboot.exe d:\windows /s d: /f ALL
Note: This install the boot manager to D: so windows will boot.
You are now done..
Take USB computer to a computer start computer by pressing F12 and choose USB device to boot...
This will take some time first time you use it to add all the new devices that the USB drive finds in the host computer