How To Install Windows 7 From USB Drive 2013
Windows 7 can be installed simply and easily from a USB flash drive. This is handy for technicians who need to re-install Windows for a client’s problematic computer or if you’re using a laptop and don’t want to do it from an external flash drive. If you’ve had any experience using a DVD to install Windows then this process should be extremely simple.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO INSTALL WINDOWS 7 FROM USB DRIVE
Before attempting to follow this guide, make sure that you have the following available:
* A computer that you want to install Windows in. To use this method, this guide requires Windows XP or higher with service pack 2 or greater.
* A flash drive with at least 4GB of space. Windows 7 takes up quite a bit of space. If a DVD would normally be used to install the operating system, then you’re going to have to make sure that the flash drive you use has comparable storage space to that of a DVD.
* A copy of Windows 7 ISO. Just as having an actual computer is important to the setup, having Windows 7 is equally important.
* Make sure that your copy is in the ISO or image format so that the file may be read and installed on your hard drive as soon as you boot.
* The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. This is free utility software that makes this whole process easy. It’s very purpose is to enable you to format USB (and DVDs) so that they will boot Windows 7 whenever you turn your computer on.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL WINDOW 7 ON USB DRIVE
1. Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool. After the download has finished, run the program. You should be taken to a window that prompts you to choose an ISO file. Browse your directory and locate your copy of Windows 7 in ISO format and select. Click Next.
2. After selecting your ISO file, you’ll be taken to a window that asks you to choose the media type of which you’d like to burn the image too. The options are “USB device” and “DVD”. For this guide, select “USB device”.
3. Make sure your flash drive is securely attached to the computer as the next screen will ask you to select the drive. There should be a drop down menu in the middle of the screen that should automatically recognize your attached flash drive with its corresponding storage space e.g. F:(Removable Disk) – 8 GB Free. If your drive isn’t showing up hit the refresh button to the right of the drop down menu.
Click “Begin copying” to burn the ISO image onto the flash drive.
4. The process should take several minutes. You should be able to discern the progress of the image burn through the progress bar.
5. When the process is finished, restart the computer and enter the BIOS. In the BIOS, make sure that the flash drive is the first thing booted from the computer. After you save and exit from the BIOS, Windows 7 should begin the setup process to be installed on your computer.
Cheers! now. Your Bootable USB device has been created Successfully. Windows 7 is now installed in your Pendrive & you can use it anywhere either you computer or Laptop or of clients. Hope this guide is easy to follow for you. Do share with us, how’s you experience in installing Windows 7 From USB Drive.