Windows 8 is not the latest version of Microsoft’s OS, but it continues to be a popular choice among users due to its compatibility and sleek design. You’ll need the Windows 8 installation media whether you’re installing the operating system onto your computer or reinstalling it. This is a complete guide to help you.
Buy a copy from a trusted retailer
One of the easiest ways to obtain Windows 8 installation media, is by buying it from a trusted retail store. Windows 8 is often available to purchase from online retailers like Amazon and eBay. Be sure that you are dealing with a reputable retailer. Be cautious of counterfeit copies, which can cause software problems and security vulnerabilities.
You may be able find Windows 8 installation discs in local stores that sell computer software. Check with your local electronics and computer stores to find out if Windows 8 is available.
Download H2 from the Microsoft Website
Get a digital copy
Microsoft, the creator of Windows 8, offers a reliable source to download the installation media. To download the installation media, you’ll need to have a valid product code. Follow the instructions on the Microsoft Software Download Windows 8 webpage to download the ISO files that can be burned to a DVD or copied onto a bootable USB drive.
Create an Bootable USB Drive and DVD
The next step after obtaining the ISO is creating bootable installation media. You can do this using tools such as Microsoft’s Windows USB/DVD download tool, which creates a bootable USB or DVD drive from an ISO file. This media can then be used to install Windows 8 onto any computer compatible.
Use Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool
Download and run the H3 Tool
Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool is another convenient option. It can download Windows 8 directly and create installation media for your PC. Choose “Create Installation Media for Another PC” when you download the Media Creation tool from Microsoft’s website. Windows 8 requires you to select the correct language, edition and architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
Select the media type
You can select a USB drive or ISO file to be your installation media after running the tool. Make sure that the USB drive you select has at least 5GB free space. After the download is complete, you will need to copy or burn an ISO file to a USB bootable drive.
You can get the installation media in several ways, whether you are a new Windows 8 user or reinstalling it. The easiest way to get the installation media is by purchasing from a reputable retailer or downloading it from the Microsoft site. However, Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool offers a more efficient experience. To avoid security issues, always use trusted sources and ensure that you have a product key.