Windows 8 USB drive

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  1. happy900

    happy900 MDL Novice

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    #1 happy900, Apr 14, 2014
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    Hi, i'm trying to make a windows 8 64bit USB drive/ISO file using setupbox but whenever i enter my key i press next it says "Sorry we can't connect right now" No idea why its happening any help? key works
     
  2. happy900

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    How would i add a EI.cfg file?
    could you give me somthing step by step.
     
  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    #3 coleoptere2007, Apr 14, 2014
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    Create it on the sources folder of windows 8 USB drive with notepad
    Code:
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    
    [Channel]
    Retail
    
    [VL]
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    This is a example for pro version :)
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    #4 pisthai, Apr 14, 2014
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  5. happy900

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    Weres the Sources Folder?
     
  6. s1ave77

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    Check your usb drive, you should find that folder .... :cool2:.
     
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  7. urie

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    In your ISO file, and depending on how you make your USB bootable you may need to edit ISO file with say UltraISO to add EI.cfg and Pid files to sources or you may need to extract the ISO file and copy contents to USB.
     
  8. happy900

    happy900 MDL Novice

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    I dont have the iso file yet. thats what im trying to make!
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Your question is very diffuse :g:. Do you try to download Win 8.1 via SetupBox or what?
     
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  10. happy900

    happy900 MDL Novice

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    Ok sorry i edited the post
     
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  12. happy900

    happy900 MDL Novice

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    looking for English
     
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    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    First link should offer most versions for en-US and en-GB. Any special version?
     
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  14. happy900

    happy900 MDL Novice

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    No not really, the link seemed to work im downloading it now. Really slow internet so it will take about 2 hours
     
  15. happy900

    happy900 MDL Novice

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    So after i have finished downloading it, what should i do with it?
     
  16. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Get a tool like Rufus (just google it) to create a bootable usb drive off of the ISO. Add the suggested ei.cfg file to the sources folder (it will prevent being needed to install a key during setup) and install.
     
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  17. happy900

    happy900 MDL Novice

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    Thanks so much
     
  18. s1ave77

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    You're welcome :D. In case of further questions, come back and ask :cool2:.
     
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  19. happy900

    happy900 MDL Novice

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    Dont you just hate it when a 4Gb memory stick is really 3.74 -_- ok now i need to find a bigger memory stick