31 May 2012

How to Make Windows 7 Bootable USB

Make Windows 7 Bootable USB
Now you can create Windows 7 Bootable USB and install it through a USB drive. USB installation method is very helpful when you are unable to use the Windows 7 setup DVD / CD. In the latest netbooks, mostly there is no DVD drive. So if you want to install Windows, you can use this alternative i.e. USB Pen drive. The given steps will help you make a Windows 7 bootable USB drive.

Step1: From the Start menu, click on Run.  Type cmd in Run box and press Enter.

Step2: Type diskpart like ‘c:\> diskpart’ and press Enter. It will run diskpart utility in a separate window.

Step3: Connect your pendrive to a USB port. Your pendrive should have 4GB or 8GB space for that matter. Now go back to the diskpart console and type ‘listdisk’ and press Enter (DISKPART>list disk). This will list the various storage devices available. You can see the disk and size column of the disk. Disk will define your pendrive, it may be Disk 1 or Disk 2 or any number.

Step4: Select your pendrive disk and press Enter. You can also see the details of the disk. To check the details of the disk just type ‘detail disk’.

Step5: Now you have to run a series of commands in the following order:
- create partition primary
- select partition 1
- active
- format fs=fat32

Step6: The above steps will take some time and format your pen drive. After completing the format, you have to run ‘assign’ and ‘exit’ command.

Step7: After completing the all above steps, put in your original Windows 7 DVD in your DVD drive. Now go to My Computer, and open the contents of DVD Drive. Copy all the contents of DVD drive and paste into the USB disk.

Step8: Now remove the USB drive safely and use it install windows 7 on your computer or laptop.

If you want to make bootable disk  in windows 7 ,you can follow this blog-How to Make Bootable Disks in Windows 7 . 

See also-How to Create and Use a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk.

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