- 68 months ago
For a new build, for which I do not intend to buy or install an optical drive, I'd like to install Windows 8.1.
It's not clear to me if Microsoft sells a bootable USB drive rather than a DVD. How does one go about installing a fresh Win8.1 in this scenario? Or do I need to resort to some crazy workarounds, like finding a friend with a Win7+ computer and creating the media from there? =(