First step of installing Ubuntu is to create a live USB or disk. If you are using Windows XP, 7, 8 or 8.1, you can use Universal USB Installer to create a live USB. It’s my favorite and extremely easy to use. Let’s see how to easily make a live USB of Ubuntu i Windows 8.
Steps to create a live USB in Windows:
Step 1: Download Ubuntu ISO
Go to Ubuntu and download the ISO image of your preferred Ubuntu version.
Step 2: Download Universal USB Installer
Once you have downloaded the ISO of Ubuntu 14.04, go to this page and download the latest version of Universal USB Installer.
Step 3: Creating the live USB
Plugin the USB drive in the computer and run Universal USB Installer. Choose Ubuntu in type of Linux, browse to the location of downloaded ISO image and then select USB drive. Don’t forget to check the format option here.
It will present you with obvious warnings, click Yes.
Wait for sometime for the process to complete. You can push it to background, if you like.
That said, live USB should be created in few minutes.
Once the live USB is created, you can proceed with installation of Ubuntu 14.04. I hope this tutorial helped you to easily create live USB of Ubuntu in Windows.