How to Install Windows 7 from USB easily

There are few methods to do this, most of them involve running disk part commands and partitioning USB drive etc. which I think it makes harder for technically challenged people. Using this method it makes it very simple and can get the things done easily.

We are going to use Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to create Windows 7 bootable USB stick.

Install Windows 7 from USB

Step 1:

Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool for free from Microsoft.

Step 2:

Install the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool on your system.

Step 3:

Go to Start > All Programs > Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool and open the application.

Step 4:

Now you need to click on browse and select the Windows 7 ISO Image and click next.

Step 5:

You’ll get two options to choose either USB or DVD, In this case you could select USB.

Step 6:

Once you select USB click on Begin copying.

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Step 7:

Once it begin first it will format your USB drive and copy the installation files to it.

You’ll see the above screen once it’s complete. Then when you plug in your USB should be seeing  this screen.

If this method fails then you could try the following manual creation method.

Step 1:

Open the command prompt (If its Windows 7/Vista open it as administrator) and type in Diskpart

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Note: If it fails to find diskpart then you could download it from Microsoft.

Step 2:

Then type in list disk

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In this case my USB device is Disk 4

Step 3:

Now type in Select disk 4

Step 4:

Now we have to clean the drive so type in the command clean and press Enter.

Step 5:

Now we have to set the USB as primary partition so type create partition primary.

Step 6:

Now type in active to make the partition active

Step 7:

Now to we need to convert the USB partition as FAT32 so we have to run the command

format fs=fat32 quick

Step 8:

In order to enter drive letter type in assign

Step 9:

Now you can start copying the Windows 7 installation files to the USB. Once that’s complete your Windows 7 USB Installation drive is ready.

In case you run into any issues feel free to contact our TWC Forum.

This post will show you how to install any version of Windows from one USB flash drive.

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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at captaindbg.com.