Not long ago I wrote an article about how to install Windows 8 directly from network without using media, since the topic seems to be of interest I decided to write a post about how to install Windows 8 from a USB stick. In fact, the procedure is good for install from USB stick also windows 2008, windows 2012… etc
In this case the procedure is really simple:
1) download the installer of “Windows USB/DVD Download Tool” from CodePlex: https://wudt.codeplex.com/ (Official microsoft)
2) download the OS iso
3) launch the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
4) insert the USB stick in the PC (It must be large enough so at least 4 GB)
4) Follow the really idiot-proof wizard which will ask the ISO source and the USB stick destination
Wait long enough to write the data and then you can boot the computer on which you want to install windows directly from the USB stick that you have just created.