Have you ever wondered of installing Windows 7 on your PC or Laptop by using a USB drive? I am sure you have. If you are the one who’s looking forward to install Windows 7 Operating System with a Flash Drive called Pendrive or any other device, you actually can do it. Gone are the days when you have to keep a genuine CD Drive of a particular Windows version. As the technology grows, there are many ways of installing OSs on your PCs and other systems. Here we have prepared a complete tutorial on how to install Windows 7 from USB. If you are stuck in the process of installing Windows 7, this tutorial might help you out! Details are as follows!
How to Install Windows 7 from USB?
Before to get started with the installation process, there are a few requirements you should have. Following are all the things which you might have to start the process.
Windows 7 OEM : A genuine one is most preferable
4 GB USB Stick
Winrar to extract the Zip files
These three things are required before to get started with this process.
Step 1 :
First thing you need to do is format the USB Drive which you are going to use to install Windows 7 on a particular PC. To do so, insert in on your PC and go to your PC’s My Computer folder. Right click on the USB drive and select Format option. Soon, your USB Drive will be formatted.
Step 2 :
Now, open your PC’s Command prompt window. You can open it with many ways.
1. Open cmd.exe folder from your Windows folders.
2. Type run in the start menu and hit the Enter button.
3. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter
By using any of the above ways you can bring the Command Prompt of your Window on your PC. Make sure to open the command prompt with Run as administrator option.
Step 3 :
Type diskpart in the command line which lets you make able to format and create partitions of your active disks.
Step 4 :
Type list disk, this command will get you all of your PC’s active disks which would be assiciated with a specific number. You would see your inserted USB drive as a special number. Say Disk 5 (4GB)
Step 5 :
Now, you have to put a number of commands here to get started with the process of installation.
Select Disk # – # indicates the number of your USB Disk. We have assumed it Disk 5 here.
Clean – It removes all the existing partitions from the USB Disk
Create Partition Primary – It will create a whole new partition with useful parameters
Select Partition 1 – To go up to the newly created partition
Active – To inform the system that the partition is actually a real one
Format FS=NTFS – It will format the NTFS file system. This process will take plenty of minutes to be completely. It all depends upon the original size of your USB drive.
Assign – It gives a USB Drive a Window volume. Write a proper letter in upper case. Here we have taken I as the assigned number.
Exit – To quits the DiskPart Tool
Step 6 :
Turn the USB Key into a Bootable Device. If you are not aware about this process, simply follow the below given steps.
1. Insert the Windows 7 DVD into your CD Drive and open the DVD. Copy all the containing folders into your desktop. Put all the folders into one folder, you can named it as Windows 7 itself.
2. Now, open your PC’s command prompt and typing CD command find your extracted folder. You path would be like – C:\Users\Dishant\Desktop\Windows 7\
3. Now, you need to put the following commands into your Commands Prompt by using your Keyboard.
CD Boot – This process takes you to the boot directory
Bootsect.exe /nt60 I : -I indicates your USB Flash Drive
You’re good to go further as you have successfully prepared the USB Flash Drive of Windows 7. Let’s install it.
Step 7 :
Now, copy all the files of Windows 7 folders which we have copied earlier on our Desktop. You don’t need to open your command prompt this time. You can drag all the folders into your USB Drive.
Step 8 :
Now, shut your PC off and restart it. Make sure to select the BIOS button before it get started. It could be a F2 or F12. You should see the USB Storage Device option there. Click on to the option with Enter key and you’re done! Installation process will take place by now!
This was the simplest way of installing Windows 7 into your PC. The process contains everything that you need to know to set up a Bootable USB Drive and to install it into the system. If you already have done with the process, do share your experiences with us. We would like to have a words with you. If you have any queries or questions to be asked, feel free to let us know. Put your comments into the following comment box. Till then stay tuned with us!