How to Bootable Linux-Ubuntu USB Drive in Windows 8 and 8.1

Make a Bootable Linux/Ubuntu USB Drive in Windows 8/8.1 in just 4 steps using Universal USB Installer. There are also other ways to install like using Command Prompt, USB Maker or using .iso file reader. But this is easiest way to make Bootable Linux/Ubuntu USB Drive in Windows 8/8.1.


1. Download Universal USB Installer

First link : Universal USB Installer (direct link)

– Second link : Download from


2. Universal USB Installer Setup

– Run Downloaded Universal USB Installer .exe file. Click on “I Agree

Universal USB Installer Setup


3. Choose a Linux Distro, ISO/ZIP file and, your USB Flash Drive. Select OS you want Make.

USB Linux Installer Distro Selection4. “Download Link Opened”

Select the Check box “Download Link Opened” to Download OS if you don’t have. If you already have ISO/ZIP file then skip step-4.

Universal USB installer Download Prompt


5. Select your ISO File

Universal USB Installer select ISO6. Select your USB Flash Drive.

Select the USB Flash Drive in which you want to create Bootable USB Drive. If it is not Formatted than select checkbox to format the Drive. Then Tab on “Create”.

USB Installer Select Flash Drive

7. Click Yes to Proceed.  Setup will create Syslinux MBR on flash drive, UUI Label and then install Ubuntu on it.

USB Install Confirmation

8. Installing Ubuntu – Wait while Universal USB Installer Installs Ubuntu on your selected Drive.

Ubuntu USB Install Part 1

Ubuntu USB Install Part 2

9. Installation Complete

Ubuntu USB Installation Completed


Now your USB Flash Drive is ready to install. You just need to change the Boot option and start booting for installation from Bootable USB Drive.


With Universal USB Installer you can easily install any Linux distribution such as Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, Backtrack or Fedora on any flash drive you have.  This allow you to experience easily Linux distribution without messing with you hard drive partitions.  It is useful and safe if you don’t really know how to deal with this.

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