Microsoft released a special utility to create a bootable USB or ISO-image for Windows 8.1 Pro to Mac virtual machine. In this case, no longer need to enter an activation key that allows you to solve the problem with a “clean” installation of Windows 8.1 on computers with Windows 8. In addition, if we talk about the boot drive, it will be fully compatible with UEFI, and GPT, as well as and with the usual BIOS and MBR.

At the moment, the program is available only in English, but you can create distributions Windows 8.1 on any of the available languages.

Note: your computer must be running Windows 8 or 8.1. If you use Windows 7 to download files you need to enter the key downloadable version of the OS.

How to create an installation Windows 8.1 Pro USB-stick without activation key

Step 1: Open the page of the official Microsoft site and download an app needed to create Installation Media Creation Tool (1,3 MB).



Step 2: Start the application and select the language version of the operating system (Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1) and also bit your platform – 32 or 64 bit.


Step 3: Specify which drive is required: bootable USB-flash drive or ISO image to connect to the virtual machine. Next, select the drive or the location to save the image.


Step 4: That’s all. All you have to wait until the download is complete data and preparation of the image.


From the official description that when creating a bootable drive should choose the same version of the operating system that is already installed on the computer. However, if Windows 8.1 Pro, you can specify Windows 8.1 Single Language (for one language), and it will also be loaded.

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