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How do I go about doing this? The Google Gods are not gracing me with their wisdom and knowledge. I am going to do it on my dad's new PC but he won't have a DVD drive.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I have a legit key that I just never used so I am good there.

EDIT: Ok so where do I get the iso from?
Edited by Thready - 5/15/14 at 9:00pm
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Iso to USB

Been there last week. Good luck. (May need to set USB as default boot device).
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could prob look up Win 7 on usb drive . I think itd be about the same
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Another tool that does the same is "Rufus". Can just be downloaded and started, no installation required.

Don't forget to choose FAT32 as the format for the stick, not NTFS. This is important for Windows 8 so that UEFI works.

Most of the time things also worked manually for me. Just double click the .iso and it gets mounted as a virtual optical drive on Windows 8. You then format your stick as FAT32, and simply copy'n'paste stuff over.
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could prob look up Win 7 on usb drive . I think itd be about the same

Whenever I try to look that stuff up I get info about torrenting the illegal copies and I can't find an official link to Microsoft or anything.
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orget external dvd drive
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maxim pc did article on this.'
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hmmsmiley02.gif I have a subsciption to them and I actually remember reading that article and it didn't dawn on me to look at it. I even have the issue in my bookshelf...
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http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/install-windows-8-usb.htm
win 8 instructionS
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