I want to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my netbook Samsung NB30. The netbook doesn't have a CD or DVD drive, so I want to burn the image to a USB memory stick. I only have Mac OS X machines at home currently, so I've tried to use the Disk Utility and the restore function, but it fails with a 'cannot validate source' error message.

Any idea how to put the ISO on USB stick using Mac?


This windows tool should get the job done.


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  • Thanks, I managed to run the tool in Windows 7 virtual machine and it did the job for me. – piokuc Mar 4 '12 at 17:31
  • This method is recommended by the Windows 8 download page. windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-8/iso – Daniel Jun 3 '12 at 6:59
  • @Daniel your link refers to the same tool I linked to. – Moab Jun 3 '12 at 17:22
  • The point was Microsoft recommends this method. – Daniel Jun 9 '12 at 14:18
  • Tool is hosted at the Microsoft store with instructions from Microsoft, what more of a recommendation does one need. – Moab Jun 9 '12 at 15:09

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