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OK, I understand, thanks. I boot to Linux using the Mint pendrive and I download Windows 8 to my hard disk.Then I extract the .ISO file of Win to another pendrive/DVD-R.I remove the Mint pendrive and boot using the drive/ DVD-R I copied the Win8 .ISO/on and install it.
Sorry for being so dumb but I'm just making sure. Here, (in India), if you ask a local ''computer expert'',they'll just come over and install a pirated OS that's later very difficult to use(can't use antiviirus 'cause he installed a trial that interferes with it but won't go away even after being removed and MS SE doesn't work because its not genuine). So understand.Thanks again and good night!thumb.gif
    
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OK, I understand, thanks. I boot to Linux using the Mint pendrive and I download Windows 8 to my hard disk.Then I extract the .ISO file of Win to another pendrive/DVD-R.I remove the Mint pendrive and boot using the drive/ DVD-R I copied the Win8 .ISO/on and install it.
Sorry for being so dumb but I'm just making sure. Here, (in India), if you ask a local ''computer expert'',they'll just come over and install a pirated OS that's later very difficult to use(can't use antiviirus 'cause he installed a trial that interferes with it but won't go away even after being removed and MS SE doesn't work because its not genuine). So understand.Thanks again and good night!thumb.gif

 

How much free space is on your Linux Mint pendrive?

 

(also, you will need to set up this hard drive in Linux before you can use it or see it)

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It'll have around 5-6GB if I use the 32-bit version(which is enough for boot anyway). Its an 8GB drive with 7.45GB of usable space with nothing installed(lol wut?).
    
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It'll have around 5-6GB if I use the 32-bit version(which is enough for boot anyway). Its an 8GB drive with 7.45GB of usable space with nothing installed(lol wut?).

 

What I mean is: how much free space is on your Linux Mint drive right now? How much is left over with Linux Mint on it?

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I use a 320GB HDD right now and I have 296.1 GB free.I use a single partition currently so the current Mint I have is around 25GB, maybe less since I rounded off and downloaded some freeware.
    
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Lol I thought you've Mint installed onto another USB drive. Anyway, If that's the case then you can save the downloaded ISO file in Home folder of Linux Mint and then burn it onto a USB/DVD-R and after you assemble your new build you can use that particular installation media to install Windows. thumb.gif
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Yeah,that is simpler:D
    
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I use a 320GB HDD right now and I have 296.1 GB free.I use a single partition currently so the current Mint I have is around 25GB, maybe less since I rounded off and downloaded some freeware.

 

I'm extremely confused. You said that Linux Mint is on your pendrive. You haven't said yet that you have anything on this hard drive. Up until now, it has sounded like this hard drive is a "virgin" hard drive, meaning that it has never been used or formatted or anything. So........ what?

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I have one PC now,my earlier virus crop XP.I've formatted that and installed Mint on it.It has the 320GB HDD I was talking about.
I'm going to install Win8 on a new PC with new everything.Its for installing on that I decided to start this discussion(well, me asking and you guys giving answers biggrin.gif).
    
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Yeah,that is simpler:D

 

We've been saying this all along, for the most part: extract the ISO to either a USB flash drive or a DVD-R, boot from it, and install Windows. You are effectively creating a Retail DVD out of either a USB flash drive or a DVD-R by extracting the .ISO to it. That's what the .ISO is.

 

Here's a screenshot of my USB flash drive with the 90-Day Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation on it (it's essentially the same stuff that you'd see on a Retail DVD that you'd boot to so that you can install Windows from it). This came out of the 3.53 GB .ISO that I downloaded:

 

Windows8.1OnFlashDrive.png 


Edited by TwoCables - 4/11/14 at 9:53am
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