How to Install Windows 8.1 on new HDD ?

SOLVED Discussion in 'Installation, Setup and Upgrades' started by LYGO, Sep 19, 2014.

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    LYGO

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    Hello,

    Before this, I used to install Windows 7 on a new HDD (on my old laptop) by using the method below;-
    1. Create bootable Windows 7 usb
    2. Insert USB to Laptop
    3. Change my bios
    4. Press any key when the screen show "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD"
    5. Done, the installation start and wait for the installation finish
    So my question is, can I use the above method to install Windows 8.1 to new HDD ?
    *In other word,does the installation of Windows 8.1 to new HDD is similar to installation of Windows 7 to new HDD?*

    Thank You
     
    LYGO, Sep 19, 2014
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    Trouble noob whisperer Moderator

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    Hello LYGO and welcome to the forum.
    I believe the short answer is yes.....
    All things being equal you should be able to create the bootable USB stick and install Windows 8.1 in the same fashion.
     
    Trouble, Sep 19, 2014
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    I suggest using Rufus to create your bootable usb drive. Rufus.
     
    bassfisher6522, Sep 21, 2014
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    Thank for all the reply, it really help me alot & I success install Windows 8.1 yesterday :)
    Just like Trouble said, the installation same as install the Windows 7
     
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    LYGO, Sep 22, 2014
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