For those with notebooks having no Optical Disk Drives, installing a new Operating System is lot easier with USB Flash drives. In order to install a Windows 7 copy from USB, first we need to make the Flash drive bootable.
- USB Flash Drive (Minimum 4 GB)
- ISO image of Windows 7
- Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
The process is easiest of all to make a USB drive bootable and install Windows 7 from it. Download the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool by clicking here.
This tool is lot easier to use and consists of 4 simple steps.
Open the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. Click on browse and locate the Windows 7 ISO image file. Then Click 'Next'.
Choose the type of media or the output designation. Here we are making a USB flash drive bootable to install Windows 7. So select 'USB device'. You can also create a bootable DVD of Windows 7 using this tool. In that case, select the 'DVD' option.
The next step is to select the designation of your USB pen drive. Just select any available USB drive and click on 'Begin copying'.
Now the tool will format your USB pen drive. Install boot sector files on it and will begin copying the files from the .ISO image to the USB flash drive.
When the process is complete and the USB device is ready, it will display a message as below. If you want to make another flash drive or DVD a bootable Windows 7 device, then you can click 'Start Over'. Else, close the tool and enjoy.
- Make sure that the USB Flash drive has at least 4 GB of storage
- Format the USB drive and start over if any error occurs