Sunday, 3 November 2013

How to Install Windows 8 without a disk or flash drive.

Microsoft has just make the distribution of their software much more easier and widely distributed by making it available on the internet in a downloadable format (.iso or .img) for a computer user without no delay.

Install Windows without disc

You can now get a copy of windows 8 at an affordable price while sitting down on your chair and just with several clicks by downloading it from the designated site once you fulfill the financial requirement.

Not only that, without much stress of looking for a disk or drive to burn the image to,  you can install the OS on your computer straight away with the help of a software called Daemon Tool Lite.

Of all the Image mounting software available on the market, I preferred Daemon Tool Lite to others for this tutorial not only because of its user  friendly interface, it’s also easy to use, not too technical.

Download Daemon Tool Lite. software. You can choose to get the free version or go for the pro version if you like it. The choice is yours to make.

Let’s set the ball rolling;

  • Get a copy of the image file of the windows 8 (.iso or .img) and make sure Daemon Tool Lite is installed on your computer already.
  • Launch the Daemon Tool Lite. From the listed option, click on the first button by the left to add your image file.


  • Once you’ve add your image file, it will appear in the image catalog. Look at number 2 in the screenshot above. Click on the image file under the image catalog and Mount button, the third button to the left as in the screenshot above.
  • After you’ve mounted the image, the auto play notification will appear. Don’t run the set up option from the auto play window, instead, go to Computer, open the mounted drive to view the files in it.
  • Then, open the sources folder and lookout for setup file. Now run the file and follow the instructions as directed by the wizard to successfully install the operating system.

Note: Your computer must be plugged to a power supply so as to risk data loss. Also, you cannot alter your drive i.e format or delete your drive during installation because your are installing in from already installed environment.

This tutorial is associated not only with windows 8 only, but with other operating system and applications too. Inasmuch as possible you can get its image files.


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  1. THANK GOODNESS for your Tutorials! I really appreciate being able to come to your site for such good information.

    1. Hi Jen Temcio, I'm glad you found this tutorial helpful. Hope you will find more helpful tutorials on this site.

      Many thanks to you for your comment. Have a nice day.

  2. WOW! Thank you for the great tutorial!

    1. Hi great Miranda Sherman, am glad you found this great.

      Thanks for your compliment...

  3. Hello Ogunmoroti,

    This is indeed a nice and lovely tutorial that everybody should know :).
    When i installed the windows 8 on my system, i did not use cd or pen drive. I just collected the raw file and installed it and to my surprise, it installed without problem.

    You have showed us a new method and for this, i say thank you. do have a wonderful week ahead...

    1. Hi Babanature D.Y, It's good to hear you have a clean and error-free installation.

      Thanks for letting us know your thoughts... Wishing you a wonderful weekend too.

  4. Wish I would have seen this a couple of weeks ago. I paid 130 to have windows 8 put back on my computer, all because I messed up while looking for a school assignment.

    1. Hi Alisha Kostiuk, It has becomes easier for me to re-install my O.S. In fact, I've helped many of my friends to install theirs too using the method above. It shouldn't be a problem for you to personally re-install your O.S if the need arise using the above method. A lot easier.

      Thanks for your comment.

  5. Ma memory card (MC) is given a hell of a problem just broke down unexpectedly for no reason or cause so ever...PLS I need tutor or methods on how to retrieve all ma lost files in the MC cos its very very much important,personal and confidential to me...anyone for Help I'd be very Grateful.

    1. Hi Momoh Salim, sorry for the inconveniency. I recently wrote on a tutorial on how to recover such deleted files.

      All you just have to do is to plug in your mmc to your computer either through usb or card reader. Then follow the instruction in this tutorial How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files.

      Where you are to select a location, click on the specific location button and select the drive letter of the external drive you just inserted.

      Do let me know if you further need my help. Thanks for stopping by...Have a nice day!

  6. If u nid genuine window 8 or window 8 revolution with cracking alert me... I will b in agbowa very soon


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