1. Joined : Jul 2016
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       26 Jul 2016 #1

    How Do I Install Win 8.1 ISO Through USB?


    I need to download win 8.1 from the microsoft site as an ISO and install it on my PC through a USB pen drive. But after I download it, do I just transfer the ISO directly to my USB? Or do I need Rufus to create a bootable USB?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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       26 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello xlook,

    Yes, Rufus would be a good option to create a bootable Windows 8.1 UEFI installation USB.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
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       26 Jul 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello xlook,

    Yes, Rufus would be a good option to create a bootable Windows 8.1 UEFI installation USB.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html
    Hi brink. Should I use the 'media creation tool' or rufus? Which is easier?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       26 Jul 2016 #4

    You could use either option.
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  5. Joined : Dec 2015
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       26 Jul 2016 #5

    xlook said: View Post
    Hi brink. Should I use the 'media creation tool' or rufus? Which is easier?
    MCT is marginally easier. Rufus is easy but also easier to make mistakes.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2016
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       26 Jul 2016 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    MCT is marginally easier. Rufus is easy but also easier to make mistakes.
    So I'll just use MCT. Thanks
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