By now, you must know that Windows 8 Consumer Preview can be installed either by downloading the ISO file or using the Windows 8 CP Setup. The Windows 8 CP Setup checks your PC’s hardware and then downloads the right version for you.
The best thing about the setup is that it includes tools for creating bootable USB flash drives and an ISO file. So, in Windows 8, if you have downloaded the setup file, you won’t need the assistance of third-party software or the Command Prompt method to create bootable Windows 8 USB flash drive.
But if you have downloaded Windows 8 CP in ISO format and prefer not to use the Command Prompt to create the bootable USB, we have a handy tool to share with you. Windows 8 USB Installer Maker is a little tool for creating bootable Windows 8 USB flash drives with a few mouse clicks.
Windows 8 USB Installer Maker formats your USB drive in NTFS format, extracts all files from the ISO file to the USB, and then writes the boot MBR on to the USB to make it bootable. As always, you need to have a USB flash drive with 4GB or more disk space to use the drive for this operation.
Please note that the tool should be launched as administrator. To do this, right-click on Windows 8 USB Installer Maker and then click Run as administrator. Don’t forget to backup data from the USB drive before using to make bootable media.
You might also like to know how to use Microsoft DVD/USB tool to create bootable Windows flash drive. Also check out our list of 8 free tools to create your bootable Windows 8 USB flash drive.