How To Install Windows 7 From A USB Stick, The Easy Way

Posted: 31/01/2011 in Geek Stuff, Hacking, How to...., Microsoft, Tutorial, USB, Windows 7
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Window 7 is the one of the best OS system which is used by the people all over the world and with greater popularity of this OS system every one want to install window 7 in their PC normally everyone know that how to install window 7 using DvD but one of the hottest question which i saw in many forums is “How to Install Windows 7 from a USB Drive” .i will give you the step to step tutorial to install Windows 7 from a USB Drive.

By using this method you can save lots of your valuable time as to Installs from a flash drive tend to take about 75% of the time it takes with a DVD.It will took 20 minutes instead of 30 minute which is took by DVD .
Here we start a process to install Windows 7 from a USB Drive just follow simple steps show below:
1. First of all you have USB Drive,which must be at least 4 GB.
2.Plug the drive into your PC.
3.After that open a command prompt as administrator. (Right click, Open as Admin, or Ctrl+Shift+Click)
4.Get the drive number by typing:
Diskpart => List disk => In my PC USB disk was number 1.
5.After doing just Format the drive by typing:
Select disk 1 => clean => Create partition primary => Select partition 1 => Active => Format fs NTFS => assign => Exit
6.After that mount the Windows 7 beta iso or insert the disk.
7.Then you can copy everything from the Windows 7 installation DVD/iso onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do).
8.Now you can insert the thumb drive into the system you want to install Windows 7 onto and boot the system. The installation will now proceed as usual—but faster.
Now wasn’t that easy.
  1. David says:

    Could you advise what this line is 8. Using bootsect, we’ll

    • Alan Cain says:

      Hi David,
      I think you read the post just as I posted it and it was unfinished, all done now though.

      Good luck

  2. reanimated says:

    Or you can just download official free Microsoft tool and make Win7 install USB just in few clicks…

    • Alan Cain says:

      Hi Tadaz,
      The whole point of the tutorial is to show you how to do it not just click click done.
      Although Windows 7 is a very good OS it is so user friendly people forget how to do things without a GUI.

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