USB boot Windows 8.1 Update 3

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by avechuche, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. avechuche

    avechuche MDL Junior Member

    May 10, 2012
    73
    30
    0
    Can anyone help me create a bootable USB. Always believe in "WindowsHotfixDownloader.exe" program and never had a problem, but for some time gives me error at boot. I already try many PC and various flash drives. Thx!
     
  2. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008
    1,601
    227
    60
    Are you wanting to install Win 8.1 from a USB stick ?

    First get a 8 gig or bigger USB 2

    Sling it in your PC
    Run command prompt as admin
    Then type :
    Just copy the Windows files over to the USB

    Boot from USB and away you go

    As for USB 3. I have always hit problems using USB 3 installing Winows 8. Dont know why.
    Thats why I suggest sticking with USB 2

    Hope this helps
     
  3. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    492
    147
    10
    Or it you prefer a GUI, there is Universal USB Installer, Unetbootin, Rufus, or even Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. There are heaps of tools to make a bootable USB
     
  4. avechuche

    avechuche MDL Junior Member

    May 10, 2012
    73
    30
    0
    Thank you both , the first option works. I have tried using " Universal USB Installer " works but does not leave me unattended windows do not take into account the unattended file. THX!
     
  5. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

    Jan 26, 2008
    1,180
    175
    60
    USB 3.0 will work fine IF Windows 8/10 has the correct drivers for the particular USB 3.0 chipset.
    But there are so many around, your better off sticking to USB 2.0 for now. ;)

    Watch out with this one it only makes NTFS drives, which won't work on a UEFI system. :(