Ok, my hard drive has died. But in Windows 8.1 I have to buy a $60 program to create a bootable disk so I can install a new hard drive. My budget is tight enough that that is a lot to spend for something that imo should be part of the operating system. Does anyone know how to make a bootable disk in win 8 without the extra software? I have 2 systems with win 8.1. So I was going to use the functioning one to create a disk to fix the broken one. If I can’t get it running I’m down indefinitely. Thanks in advance for any help.