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Oh wait. Compression. Doh! I should have thought of that. Sorry. redface.gif  
Obviously, if they can manage to put almost 11gb of installation onto a 3.5GB archive, 800MB shouldn't be a problem, huh?.
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That 3.83 GB might be just a hair too big for extracting its contents to a 4 GB USB flash drive, but I don't know.
I experienced that, and that's why I'm saying it. At the time of installing I only had SandDisk 4GB thumb drive, which couldn't let me extract the ISO in question. Luckily, I had a pair of 4GB+ DVD-Rs too. thumb.gif
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Obviously, if they can manage to put almost 11gb of installation onto a 3.5GB archive, 800MB shouldn't be a problem, huh?.

 

lol yeah, I dunno what I was thinking! hahaha I tend to be a bit too "black and white" at times.

 

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I experienced that, and that's why I'm saying it. At the time of installing I only had SandDisk 4GB thumb drive, which couldn't let me extract the ISO in question. Luckily, I had a pair of 4GB+ DVD-Rs too. thumb.gif

 

Aw man. I'm glad you said so because I was just about to download the latest ISO and attempt to stick it onto my 4 GB flash drive. Whew.

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OK, understood. Thanks a bunch
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I have a Linux Mint 15 on pendrive. Will that be enough?
So I can download the win7 boot iso, copy it to a pendrive and boot using that into my new PC. Then, I use it to go to the MS store and download Win8 pro student, correct?
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The "latest" win8.1 w/ update 1 x64 is a bit larger in size than the std. win8/8.1 due to spring update pre-installed (which itself is about ~800 MB if you download standalone).

Straight from my ISO collection. I'd NEVER state anything like this without any proof to back it up.

And for this very reason, I had to burn a DVD-R because it couldn't fit on my 4gig USB stick which has 3.70GB or so total space available.

EDIT:
Absolutely. Linux Mint comes with an ISO burner installed named Brasero which is plenty good and user-friendly.
So I can just boot from that, download Brasero(I've fresh installed it on my virus crop XP and doesn't seem to have it), and buy and download my OS, yes?
    
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Hey guys I just remembered. If I'm using a pendrive(as the OS to download Win8), how can I ensure Windows does not take boot files to it? All the CDs available around here are 700mb, to add insult to injury.
    
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Hey guys I just remembered. If I'm using a pendrive(as the OS to download Win8), how can I ensure Windows does not take boot files to it? All the CDs available around here are 700mb, to add insult to injury.

 

DVD-Rs can hold 4.7 GB. CD-Rs are all 700 MB.

 

Anyway, you'd need to connect a 2nd USB flash drive to another USB port. I didn't think of that either until you asked, but that's the only way to do it.

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Yup, that's the way to do it.
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So here's my plan-read it and point out the mistakes, please:D :
1.Build rig
2.Boot to Linux from pendrive/boot from DVD-R
3.Connect dongle and buy Win8
4.Download it
5.Install it on the HDD(the only one)

Question:
1. How do I configure partitions during installation? Will the option pop up automatically?

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DVD-Rs can hold 4.7 GB. CD-Rs are all 700 MB.

Anyway, you'd need to connect a 2nd USB flash drive to another USB port. I didn't think of that either until you asked, but that's the only way to do it.

My mistake. I meant to say: I'll be using a pendrive with a Linux distro to boot and download Win to my new PC itself.For internet I'll be using a dongle.
So how can I ensure Win does not store important files(necessary for booting) on the pendrive and dongle(it has a memory card).
    
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So here's my plan-read it and point out the mistakes, please:D :
1.Build rig
2.Boot to Linux from pendrive/boot from DVD-R
3.Connect dongle and buy Win8
4.Download it
5.Install it on the HDD(the only one)

Question:
1. How do I configure partitions during installation? Will the option pop up automatically?
My mistake. I meant to say: I'll be using a pendrive with a Linux distro to boot and download Win to my new PC itself.For internet I'll be using a dongle.
So how can I ensure Win does not store important files(necessary for booting) on the pendrive and dongle(it has a memory card).

 

Again: use a 2nd USB flash drive. Extract the .ISO to that USB flash drive.

 

So, you download the .ISO to anywhere you want (but not the 2nd USB Flash drive unless you have tons of space on it). Then, you extract the .ISO to that 2nd USB flash drive. Then, you reboot and boot to that USB flash drive and install Windows.

 

You will be clicking a button in the center of your screen at some point near the beginning of the setup of your installation that says "Install Now". After that, you will be given two options. Choose the custom or advanced option. I can't remember what it's called exactly, but there are 2 install options listed: choose the 2nd one in the list.

 

When you see the part that asks you where you want to install Windows to and you see your hard drive listed, click "Drive options (advanced)". This will enable you to partition it as you see fit.

 

 

Edit: Hey, there is no "Drive options (advanced)" That's only in the Windows 7 installation. Microsoft got smart and just made it so that you don't have to click that. If you want the advanced drive options, then they're already sitting there waiting to be used. Nice.


Edited by TwoCables - 4/11/14 at 9:08am
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The other option is of repair/upgrade which should be grayed out because it's the first time installing the OS. smile.gif
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The other option is of repair/upgrade which should be grayed out because it's the first time installing the OS. smile.gif

 

I'm using my USB flash drive that has the 90-Day Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation, and after I click Install Now, I see 2 options: upgrade, or do the custom installation. The custom installation is what he will be using. I had the Upgrade option even when it was my first time installing. I don't know why, but hey... I mean, I had a freshly secure-erased solid state drive in there and no other hard drives or solid state drives were connected. lol

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