N/APosted on - 05/02/2015
What are the procedures that come into play concerning the production of a bootable USB disk for Windows 8 OS? Are there any critical precautions to be observed in completing such task? Are there any special materials and elements used in making a bootable USB disks? What is the special features of a bootable USB disk for Windows 8 OS?
The procedure in making bootable USB disk for Window OS
If you are referring “USB disk” to a USB flash drive, making it bootable requires an application. You cannot just format a USB flash drive and make it bootable just like when formatting a bootable floppy disk. To create a bootable USB flash drive, you need to use Rufus. It is an application designed specifically for creating bootable USB flash drives.
But before you can even use Rufus, you are also required to have an image file or the ISO file of the Microsoft Windows operating system you want put. The sole purpose of creating a bootable USB flash drive is for installing the Microsoft Windows or Linux operating system as replacement for the Windows setup CD or DVD.
But if you want to create a bootable external hard drive that will allow you to boot Windows, you can use WinToUSB. Of course, just like Rufus, you also need to have an image or ISO file of the Windows setup CD or DVD. You can also use a USB flash drive if you have created a Windows installation in a bootable USB flash drive.
WinToUSB allows you to create a portable Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10 on an external hard drive.