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Make a Windoiws 8 bootable flash drive

Postby ggriggs73 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:28 pm

how do i make a windows 8 bootable flash drive in linux mint 14
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Re: Make a Windoiws 8 bootable flash drive

Postby xenopeek on Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:58 am

You can make a Linux Mint 14 bootable flash drive in Windows 8, but the other way around I don't think is possible. Why do you need this? There may be an alternative to what you are trying to accomplish.
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Re: Make a Windoiws 8 bootable flash drive

Postby Pierre on Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:03 am

Why mess with windows 8, in the first place?.
- if you have gotten that beasty, then you really should, just leave it in peace & on it's own . . .
- if you want to mess with your PC, then you really should use a earlier / friendlier? version of windows.
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Re: Make a Windoiws 8 bootable flash drive

Postby caf4926 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:15 am

xenopeek wrote:You can make a Linux Mint 14 bootable flash drive in Windows 8, but the other way around I don't think is possible. Why do you need this? There may be an alternative to what you are trying to accomplish.


Correct
You could possibly do it in a windows VM?

I can tell you though. You are wasting your time. Windows 8 is an abomination.
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Re: Make a Windoiws 8 bootable flash drive

Postby AnonKS on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:46 am

Windows 8 is terrible. If you must use it, you can use brasero to burn the iso to a DVD. But installing window$ will break grub boot loader. So you'll have to install grub again after windows as holding shift at boot won't work anymore. You'll basically lose the ability to boot mint.

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