How to create Windows 8 installation media on Windows XP

I want to create a Windows 8 installation disk, either on a USB or DVD. But I don’t see an option to create a USB or DVD setup disk if I download Windows 8 from my Windows XP PC.
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You will not receive the option to create Windows 8 installation media from a PC running Windows XP, because Windows XP does not natively support the burning of an ISO file to a DVD or to a USB drive. 

 

 

You can still install Windows 8 using the Upgrade Assistant by choosing either option of “Install Now” or “Install later from your desktop”. 

 

 

 If you need to create Windows 8 installation media for recovery later, you can find solutions at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2780338.

 

*Updated* 11/21/2012

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