Installing Windows 8 on USB HDD drive and booting from it

Dell provides firmware updates in form of Windows executables only (in case of my hardware), so I have a need to run Windows 8.1 sometimes only for that.

– download WinToUSB
– get Windows 8.1 ISO image
– connect USB HDD drive
– run WinToUSB, point to ISO image, destination drive and install Windows
– boot from USB HDD

That’s all. Works.

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