In this tutorial we will show you how to install Windows 8 on a computer that does not have an optical drive. This is important to know considering fewer and fewer machines are coming with a CD/DVD drive these days.
Microsoft released a USB DVD download tool that allows you to grab an ISO file from Microsoft’s own store and then put it onto a USB stick, but it won’t let you use a custom ISO file or it will simply give you the error message “selected file is not a valid ISO“.
Software pirates in China realized that there is a great demand for a copy of Windows 7 on an USB stick.
Especially, netbook users have been looking for ways to install Windows 7 from an USB or flash drive rather than from DVD.
Microsoft considered this option, but they did not act!
Microsoft confirmed that you will be able to put Windows 7 on a USB drive to install it on netbooks and laptops that lack a DVD drive.
Sidenote: You can download Windows 7 through Microsoft’s own store, so you don’t even have to buy a DVD. I suppose this edition might be slightly cheaper, too. If you want to save some bucks, you shouldn’t miss this chance!
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