create media for windows 8 download

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jwjsr, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. jwjsr macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2012
    Fairhope, Alabama
    I am stuck at this ? from windows 8 download site:

    " If you want to install windows 8 on another partition you need to create and then run the media to install it.

    I need to choose one of the below:

    1. USB flash Drive


    2. ISO file(You'll need to burn the ISO to a DVD later)

    My goal is to download this windows 8 pro tonight before tomorrows price increase. I am downloading it to my windows sony vaio with vista and want to do transfer /use the download to perform a fresh install of windows 8 pro on my mac mini 2012(no odd) using parallels.
    I do not want to upgrade the VAIO from vista now.
    I don't know wether to choose 1(USB flsh drive or 2(ISO) file, or can i do both by choosing one and going back and choosing 2.?
  2. Paky macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2011
    A couple of things:
    1) The windows Pro will noy retain/transfer your data from any previous OS except Windows 7. You are using Vista so it will be a clean install.

    2) Read tho article and see if it helps you:$40-upgrade-deal-ends-today/

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