Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Booting from USB

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    15 times in 14 posts
    • Samwood's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V
      • CPU:
      • 3770k @ 4.2Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Dominator @ 1800Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Samsung 830 + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200.12
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX HD 6950
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 450W
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 300R
      • Operating System:
      • Win 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" Asus PA238Q + 22" LG Flatron

    Booting from USB

    I've downloaded an ISO of windows 8, how do I load it to a USB so that I can boot from it?
    Can I just copy & paste the ISO file onto a USB, set USB as 1st in the boot device order and it will run?

  2. #2
    Loves Wifey dangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    8,343
    Thanks
    403
    Thanked
    448 times in 330 posts
    • dangel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • See My Sig
      • CPU:
      • See My Sig
      • Memory:
      • See My Sig
      • Storage:
      • See My Sig
      • Graphics card(s):
      • See My Sig
      • PSU:
      • See My Sig
      • Case:
      • See My Sig
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • See My Sig
      • Internet:
      • 20mbit Sky LLU

    Re: Booting from USB

    The preview version or the final build?
    System 001: Asus Z68 Deluxe, 2600k i7, EK Supreme HF - Full Copper CPU Block, GTX 670 FTW 2GB x 2 SLI, EK 680 GPU Blocks/EK Bridge, 16GIG Corsair Vengence DDR3 RAM CL9 @ 1600mhz, Corsair HX1000, Dell U2412M (+2 other Dell IPS'), Logitech 5.1, Samsung F3 1TB x 2, Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (System), Samsung 830 128GB SDD (Games), Antec 1200 case, Thermochill 120.4 rad, Vario Pump, Windows 8.1.1 x64, Cyberpower 1500VA UPS[main]
    System 002: A8 3850 APU, ASUS uATX FM1A75 MB, 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair psu, OCZ Agility 3, 1TB F3, Dell 2001FP 20" LCD, £7's worth of 5.1 speakers (they rock) Windows 7 x64[wife/server]
    System 003: AsRock MB, APU, 8 GIG Corsair, Silverstone HTPC case, stock cooler, GT220 1gbDDR3, WD Green 3TB, Kingston 40gb SSD, MCE Remote, Panasonic 50" LCD (87BDX) via HDMI Windows 8.1.1 (32) [media centre]
    System 004: Asus UL50AT Intel Core 2 Duo,4GB, Intel Gen 2 80GB SSD, Win 8.1.1 x64 [no justification]
    System 005: HP Proliant N40L Microserver, 4x2TB drives, fan mod, Pico PSU mod, Win7 x86 [file server]
    System 006: Dell Optiplex 9010, i7, 8gb, 128gb Samsung 830 x 2 (boot and VM drive), 1TB WD HDD, ATI something, Windows 8.1.1 x64 RTM [work]


  3. #3
    HEXUS.social member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    18,808
    Thanks
    697
    Thanked
    1,505 times in 985 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    15 times in 14 posts
    • Samwood's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V
      • CPU:
      • 3770k @ 4.2Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Dominator @ 1800Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Samsung 830 + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200.12
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX HD 6950
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 450W
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 300R
      • Operating System:
      • Win 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" Asus PA238Q + 22" LG Flatron

    Re: Booting from USB

    awesome, thanks Agent.

    @dangel - preview version, just wanted to give it a try out. Have you tried it? If so, is it restricted at all?

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    15 times in 14 posts
    • Samwood's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V
      • CPU:
      • 3770k @ 4.2Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Dominator @ 1800Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Samsung 830 + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200.12
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX HD 6950
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 450W
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 300R
      • Operating System:
      • Win 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" Asus PA238Q + 22" LG Flatron

    Re: Booting from USB

    Downloaded the Windows USB/DVD download tool. On step 1 I selected the copy of windows I had downloaded, but got this error message:
    "The selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again"

    Can anyone suggest a solution? I've tried to re-download windows 8, but had the same problem...

  6. #6
    Monkey Apex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Huddersfield
    Posts
    3,946
    Thanks
    504
    Thanked
    73 times in 55 posts
    • Apex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Z87M-PLUS
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-4670K
      • Memory:
      • 16 GiB
      • Storage:
      • 6.0 TiB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD7870 2048MiB
      • PSU:
      • 750
      • Case:
      • SilverStone TJ08-E
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64Bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2410 24"
      • Internet:
      • 60Mb nTL Cable

    Re: Booting from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by Samwood View Post
    Downloaded the Windows USB/DVD download tool. On step 1 I selected the copy of windows I had downloaded, but got this error message:
    "The selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again"

    Can anyone suggest a solution? I've tried to re-download windows 8, but had the same problem...
    Install Windows 8 from usb

    Not Valid ISO File

    Further Info File



  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    • scott1541's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GA-Z77X-D3H
      • CPU:
      • i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengance [2x4GB]
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 830 128GB & 1.6TB of HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R9 270X 2GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair CX500
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 300R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
      • Internet:
      • 100Mb/s

    Re: Booting from USB

    Just use Universal USB Installer, it works every time for me whatever I'm trying to install. I can't post a link as I'm a noob but google it.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    526
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts

    Re: Booting from USB

    anyone tried the win 8 yet, any good over win 7?

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    526
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts

    Re: Booting from USB

    will the win 7 usb software work with any OS?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •