I was trying to reinstall the OS on my daughters laptop but the DVD drive is broken. I could not get a USB connected DVD drive to work either. I found this little program: http://www.isotousb.com/ . It will burn an ISO onto a thumbdrive and make it bootable. I gave it a shot with Windows 8 and it worked great! Just thought I would pass it along as it was handy and installing from a thumbdrive was a lot faster than by DVD.
Thank you. Will be usefull.
Very handy! Added it to my toolbox.
There’s also the Microsoft published one too - http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
Thats the one I usually use…