Windows 8 was released by Microsoft in 2012 and is known for its sleek interface and improved performance. If you are looking to install Windows 8 on your computer using a pendrive, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to install Windows 8 with a pendrive.
Before we begin, make sure you have a valid Windows 8 product key and a pendrive with at least 8 GB of storage capacity. Additionally, ensure that you have backed up all your important files as the installation process will erase all data on your computer.
Step 1: Download the Windows 8 ISO file
The first step in installing Windows 8 with a pendrive is to download the Windows 8 ISO file from the official Microsoft website or a trusted source. Once the file is downloaded, make sure to note the location where it is saved on your computer.
Step 2: Create a bootable pendrive
Next, you will need to create a bootable pendrive using the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. This tool can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft website. Once the tool is installed, open it and follow the on-screen instructions to create a bootable pendrive using the Windows 8 ISO file.
Step 3: Set the computer to boot from the pendrive
After creating the bootable pendrive, insert it into the USB port of your computer. Then, restart your computer and enter the BIOS or UEFI settings. In the boot menu, set the pendrive as the primary boot device. Save the changes and exit the BIOS/UEFI settings.
Step 4: Start the Windows 8 installation
Once the computer restarts, it should boot from the pendrive and initiate the Windows 8 installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to select the language, time and currency format, and keyboard or input method.
Step 5: Enter the product key and choose the installation type
At this stage, you will need to enter your Windows 8 product key. Ensure that you enter the key correctly to proceed with the installation. Next, select the installation type – whether you want to upgrade an existing version of Windows or perform a clean installation.
Step 6: Select the installation location
Choose the drive where you want to install Windows 8. If you are performing a clean installation, you can format the drive to erase all existing data.
Step 7: Complete the installation
Once the installation begins, the computer will restart multiple times. Allow the process to complete and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your user account, password, and other preferences.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Windows 8 using a pendrive. You can now enjoy the new features and improved performance of Windows 8 on your computer.