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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).

 

It's hard to read without spaces after punctuation. :/ Please, please, please try to add a space after periods and commas and question marks and other punctuation.

 

Anyway, if I have followed closely enough, then here's what I understand so far:

 

You do not have Linux Mint on a USB flash drive. You have it on a 320 GB hard drive in a separate computer that is completely separate from the computer that you will be building.

 

You will have a completely new and separate hard drive in this new build that is completely different and separate from the 320 GB hard drive (and you want to install Windows 8.1 onto it).

 

If I have understood correctly, then here's what you do:

 

Use Linux Mint to download the .ISO. Download it to the 320 GB hard drive that Linux Mint is on.

 

Connect a USB flash drive.

 

Extract or "burn" the .ISO to that USB flash drive.

 

Connect this USB flash drive to the new computer.

 

Turn the new computer on.

 

It will boot automatically from the USB flash drive because it will be the only bootable media available to it.

 

You will then install Windows 8.1 from there.

 

Alternatively, use a DVD-R instead of a USB flash drive. The rest is the same.


Edited by TwoCables - 4/11/14 at 9:54am
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I'm sorry for misleading you guys.I thought that a PC which boots from a pendrive can only fully install if it has the rest of the downloaded content (not only .ISO,but everything).I will do as said:
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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
Sorry for being dumb and thanks again!

EDIT:@ TwoCables ; you are fully correct and I will do as you have explained.
EDIT 2 : how I didn't understand is given above.
Edited by Jaydev16 - 4/11/14 at 9:58am
    
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I'm sorry for misleading you guys.I thought that a PC which boots from a pendrive can only fully install if it has the rest of the downloaded content (not only .ISO,but everything).I will do as said:
Sorry for being dumb and thanks again!

EDIT:@ TwoCables ; you are fully correct and I will do as you have explained.
EDIT 2 : how I didn't understand is given above.

 

The .ISO file itself will not be on the USB flash drive or the DVD-R (whichever you decide to use). See my screenshot. What you are doing is basically putting the contents of the Retail DVD onto either the USB flash drive or your DVD-R - just like you see in my screenshot. The ISO I downloaded was before "Update 1". It was 3.53 GB, but the total size of everything once extracted onto my USB flash drive came out to be a total of 3.66 GB.

 

Booting from this flash drive is only possible because I made it bootable. I don't know why this is necessary, but it is. With a DVD-R, all you have to do is burn the .ISO to it and it becomes bootable. Again though, the .ISO is just like a .ZIP file.

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Yes, I realize my mistake.Although you mentioned at the beginning that .ISO files are zipped forms of the entire number of files required to run the OS, it slipped my mind (I've been stressed lately since my motherboard has been delayed in delivery and I thought it'd get canceled) . I will download the OS to my current PC(320GB HDD with Mint), and burn that .ISO on to a piece of removable media and install. I owe you guys a big thanks since I would've definitely screwed up my installatiion. Thanks and good night, finally!
    
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Yes, I realize my mistake.Although you mentioned at the beginning that .ISO files are zipped forms of the entire number of files required to run the OS, it slipped my mind (I've been stressed lately since my motherboard has been delayed in delivery and I thought it'd get canceled) . I will download the OS to my current PC(320GB HDD with Mint), and burn that .ISO on to a piece of removable media and install. I owe you guys a big thanks since I would've definitely screwed up my installatiion. Thanks and good night, finally!

 

Oh cool. I think you got it. Just remember one thing: don't just copy it, but you have to use that program that was mentioned earlier in Linux Mint to extract the ISO to some removable media. If you do it to a USB flash drive though, then you must first find out how to make it bootable using Linux Mint. You might even have a program inside of Linux Mint that will do this. Or, you might have to download something.

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I'll find that, thank you ! And good night!
    
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I'll find that, thank you ! And good night!

 

Good night sir, and I hope that you enjoy Windows 8.1! I know I'm enjoying it, especially after installing StartIsBack, Gadgets Revived, Old New Explorer (and after making some other neat little adjustments)!

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Formatting the drive in FAT32 format and simply copying the .iso content works wonders. But if installing via DVD-R; that's a different story. Use the DVD burning software I mentioned few pages back. thumb.gif And yeah, good night. tongue.gif
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Really? Copying is enough? Thanks man!
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Really? Copying is enough? Thanks man!
Cheers guys!

 

No, the .ISO file needs to be extracted. You can't just put an .ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD-R and then boot from that. It won't work. It's a compressed archive file (it's actually an "image" file - not a picture, but an "image" of like say a DVD). You need to extract the contents of the ISO.

 

Imagine downloading a program that is all zipped up in a .ZIP file. Then, you place that .ZIP file in C:\Program Files. After that, you wonder why it's not working. Well, duh. lol :) You have to get the files out and execute the installer so that the installer can install the program!

 

So, you do not want to end up with just the .ISO file on the drive or the disc. The .ISO file is a container. You want the files inside of that container. Toss the container aside when you're done getting everything out.

 

(he said copying the ISO's content though, which is just another way of saying exactly the same thing that we've been saying the whole time)

 

 

This might help: https://startpage.com/do/search?cat=web&cmd=process_search&language=english&engine0=v1all&query=what+is+an+iso+file


Edited by TwoCables - 4/11/14 at 9:08pm
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