This FAQ will show you how to you to create a bootable USB drive
to install Windows 7
. This sort of drive is especially useful for mini laptops that don't come with a disc reader, and it enables you to finish the download process slightly more quickly.
Create a Bootable USB Drive (Pendrive)
For this process, you will need the your Windows 7 disc ISO, a USB stick of about 4 GB, and a program called Windows 7 DVD Tool
, which you can download here
The following method only applies to Windows 7. Start up the software from the shortcut on your desktop, and click Browse
. In the window that opens, navigate to the folder where you have saved your ISO file, select it, then click Open
> USB device
. Select your USB drive from the drop-down menu, and click Next
. The program will then get to work on formatting your USB drive.
The following method applies to both Windows 7 and Vista. Before beginning, plug in your USB drive and save its contents because the key will be formatted. Now, open the Command prompt
, and type Run
. Then, type the following commands: DISKPART
> List disk
> Select disk [your USB key disc number]
> Create partition primary
> Format fs=fat32 quick
(to assign a letter to your USB drive) > Exit
(to exit diskpart) > Exit
(to exit the Command prompt).
The following method works for both Windows 7 and Vista. Copy the files from the original DVD. Simply copy the Windows 7 DVD content onto your USB stick. Insert the Windows 7 DVD into your drive, and plug in your USB drive. Go to My Computer
, select your CD/DVD drive, and right-click on Explore
. You have now finished, thanks to the Bootsect utility, which allows you to make disks bootable automatically, present on the Windows 7 DVD.
If you want to install a 64-bit version of Windows 7, you will need to perform the following operations on a 64-bit version of Windows XP or Vista. Open the Command prompt (cmd)
, and enter the command: x: \ boot \ bootsect / nt60 x:
, replacing x with the letter of your USB key. Press the Enter key.
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Latest update on February 14, 2018 at 07:03 PM by owilson.