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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Make a Windows 8 Bootable USB Installer: -> (Click to show)
Burn the ISO to a DVD easily with the Windows Disc Image Burner: (link)
Burn the ISO to a DVD or USB with the USB/DVD download tool: (link)
With the Windows tool it formats the USB to NTFS, so if you are going to do a GPT install do not use the tool. For the UEFI to see your USB for a GPT install it needs to be formatted to FAT32.
How to make a bootable Windows 8 USB Installer with CMD:
  1. Open and run CMD as Administrator
  2. Type Diskpart, press Enter
  3. Type List Disk, press Enter
  4. Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your USB drive shows up as), press Enter
  5. Type Clean, press Enter
  6. Type Create Partition Primary, press Enter
  7. Type Active, press Enter
  8. Type Format Quick FS=FAT32, press Enter
  9. Type Assign, press Enter
  10. Type Exit, press Enter
  11. Copy everything from the Windows 8 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do; if you have an .iso extract or mount first).
    Video Tut:

I used Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool here, its much simpler. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Make a Windows 8 Bootable USB Installer: -> (Click to show)
Burn the ISO to a DVD easily with the Windows Disc Image Burner: (link)
Burn the ISO to a DVD or USB with the USB/DVD download tool: (link)
With the Windows tool it formats the USB to NTFS, so if you are going to do a GPT install do not use the tool. For the UEFI to see your USB for a GPT install it needs to be formatted to FAT32.
How to make a bootable Windows 8 USB Installer with CMD:
  1. Open and run CMD as Administrator
  2. Type Diskpart, press Enter
  3. Type List Disk, press Enter
  4. Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your USB drive shows up as), press Enter
  5. Type Clean, press Enter
  6. Type Create Partition Primary, press Enter
  7. Type Active, press Enter
  8. Type Format Quick FS=FAT32, press Enter
  9. Type Assign, press Enter
  10. Type Exit, press Enter
  11. Copy everything from the Windows 8 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do; if you have an .iso extract or mount first).
    Video Tut:

I used Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool here, its much simpler. thumb.gif
Yep. smile.gif

But if you tried to install on a GPT disc it wouldn't work. tongue.gif
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Also I've just seen that you link to Consumer Preview and not Release Preview ISO's... headscratch.gif
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Also I've just seen that you link to Consumer Preview and not Release Preview ISO's... headscratch.gif
There are new ones now? lol. I don't pay attention and no one helps me so. tongue.gif Thanks. smile.gif
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There are new ones now? lol. I don't pay attention and no one helps me so. tongue.gif Thanks. smile.gif

hehe I guess very few people care about Windows 8. biggrin.gif
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Yea, I ditched it and went back to 7 myself after about a week on it. lachen.gif
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Yea, I ditched it and went back to 7 myself after about a week on it. lachen.gif

Its been 2 days that Im on 8 trying to accomodate to Metro but I can't, its just badly designed. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

BTW you have changed the links but not the name, still shows Consumer Preview.
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Yea, I ditched it and went back to 7 myself after about a week on it. lachen.gif

Its been 2 days that Im on 8 trying to accomodate to Metro but I can't, its just badly designed. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
You will make it burn and die. It is not as nice compared to the old fashioned ways of things on desktop.
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BTW you have changed the links but not the name, still shows Consumer Preview.

lol, fixed. biggrin.gif
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Your guide says that sleep should be disabled. Why is there still a problem with this? Can I put it to sleep myself?
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Your guide says that sleep should be disabled. Why is there still a problem with this? Can I put it to sleep myself?
Yes, only the auto sleep setting should be. I'd rather set my PC to sleep manually than have it go to sleep on it's own.
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