I know that there is a way to download and install Windows 7 onto a USB flash drive and then install 7 from said drive. Windows 8 Should have the same capability. However, unlike W7, W8 lacks a legitimate source to download the ISO necessary to clean install W8 from a USB flash drive. DigitalRiver.com lacks the ISO file for Windows 8 (ANY version). Yes, I have a Windows 8 COA with product key straight from Microsoft!
Any way to resolve this without needing to install Windows 8 from a DVD drive?
Laptop: HP Pavilion 17-e016dx. AMD A8-5550M, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 8550G integrated video, 17.3" display, 1600*900 (HD+) resolution, SD card reader, Windows 8.1 (DL Classic Shell)