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I searched for a similar question and I found this although that one is talking about a Windows 8 Preview version. I recently bought a Windows 8 PRO license and I was given a link to download it. After I download that exe file (around 6MB) it ask if I want to install in the system, create a media or just the ISO. I tried to create the media from several computers and when I try to install it in the computer via USB (I don't have DVD), it always says that there are some missing drivers.

Any ideas how can I create a bootable USB installer for Windows 8 PRO?

I don't remember all the specs from my computer but I know it has an Intel Core 2 4400 2GHz, 4GB RAM, NVidia graphics, There's no other PCI connected to the motherboard.

It's worth mentioning that I had Windows 8 PRO installed in that computer before, but it suddenly stopped working and that's why I want to reinstall it again. Last time the same thing happened with the drivers but I have no idea why after a while it skipped itself the missing drivers part (I tried leaving now the computer on that screen again but no luck).

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The process your using is the suggested way to create a bootable USB image of the installer. –  Ramhound Dec 17 '12 at 12:36
    
@Ramhound I know, but because I keep on getting that error I was wondering if I can do it in any other way just to try. "Downvoter" please leave a comment about your vote. I'll appreciate it. –  SERPRO Dec 17 '12 at 13:59
    
The problem stims from the iso being corrupt. Are you pausing the download or something? –  Ramhound Dec 17 '12 at 14:12
    
@Ramhound no.. and I have a quite fast broadband (30Mbps). And it happened the same when I used a friend's computer to download it. –  SERPRO Dec 17 '12 at 14:34
    
So you had Win8 Pro installed before, it stopped working and you bough a fresh copy to reinstall? Why don't you simply Reset your PC from the Advanced Startup Options? –  Karan Dec 17 '12 at 19:29

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You can download the ISO and then use Microsoft's Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to "burn" it to a USB drive.

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Thanks, I'll try that later and then I'll check the ISO file with this : answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/… –  SERPRO Dec 17 '12 at 14:36

Just download the ISO of the Pro version of Windows 8 and use your key to activate it.

Please provide some additional information about your PC.

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Thanks from your answer @Sanny-sin If I download the iso, how can I put in the USB memory to boot from it? is there any tool for that? –  SERPRO Dec 17 '12 at 14:01
    
@SERPRO - The Upgrade Assistant is the tool you should be using. If you want an alternative the Windows 7 tool also works with any Windows 8 iso. –  Ramhound Dec 17 '12 at 14:10
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I think the problem was with the USB stick. I downloaded again the installer from Microsoft, installed in 2 different USB sticks, and the other keep on having the same Driver's problem, but the second USB stick I tried worked with no issues.

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