I followed these steps to install Fedora 25 Xfce on a laptop and using windows to create a live usb to install to the computer from. [EDIT]<-- cruddy grammar
1. Download and install fedora media writer for windows.
2. Visit getfedora.org, then the Spins page, and download the Xfce spin, save on the windows computer
3. Insert a usb stick in the windows computer. It will be completely erased by fedora media writer so don't use one with data you want to save
4. Run fedora media writer (see bug in my earlier post), pick a custom install, verify the usb drive selected, and choose the recently downloaded xfce iso file to put on the usb stick.
5. When done, take the live usb stick to the target laptop computer.
6. Use the laptop boot menu to boot from the usb. You must UEFI boot if you want your installation to UEFI boot. If you're dual-booting with windows, use windows to free up disk space to unallocated for the fedora install. For dual boot, you can (and should) leave secure boot enabled on the computer.
7. Once the xfce live is booted, choose Install to hard disk from the xfce desktop. Run the fedora installation.,
When it's completed, your laptop should boot to Fedora. If dual boot, you should get a grub2 menu with a choice to boot windows available.
It's quite an easy and nice process once you get used to it.