Hi, Guy’s we are sharing How To Install Windows 7 From USB. We provide making a USB drive for use as an installation process for Windows 7 will take time 15 to 30 minutes depending on your computer speed condition and what edition of Windows 7 you have on DVD or in ISO format.
You will start with the following Steps. Step 1 below if you have a Windows 7 DVD or. Step 2 if you have a Windows 7 ISO image.
Guy’s you create an ISO file from the Windows 7 DVD. If you already know how to create ISO images, good: so do it, after then come back here for further instructions on what to do with it.
User’s if you’ve don’t making an ISO file from a disc before, check out the tutorial linked above. It’ll walk you through installing few free software and then use it to making the ISO. An ISO image means a single file that correctly represents a disc… in this process, your Windows 7 installation DVD.
Now next step we’re going to work on correctly getting that Windows 7 ISO image you just adjust onto the flash drive.
Windows 7 download the USB/DVD, Microsoft Tools download.
Once Downloaded once, execute the file and follow the installation wizard.
Following free program from Microsoft, Its properly works in Windows8, Windows 7, WindowsVista, or WindowsXP, will correctly format the USB drive and then copy the contents of your Windows 7 ISO file to the drive.
Start the download Tool program Windows 7 USB DVD, which is probably located in your Start as well as on your Desktop menu or on your Start screen.
The following Step 1 of 4: select ISO file screen, click Browse.
Click Open Locate and then select your Windows 7 ISO file.
Important: If you downloaded Windows 7 through from Microsoft, check for the ISO image wherever you tend to store downloaded files from the link. If you manually making an ISO file from your Windows 7 DVD in provided Step 1 above then it will be where you create it too.
- Next click Open.
- Once again you’re back on Step 1 of 4 screens.
- Choose media type screen, click USB device on Step 2 of 4:
- On Choose the flash drive or external hard drive you want to put the Windows 7 installation files on Step 3 of 4: Insert USB device screen.
Note: Guy’s if you haven’t yet plugged in the flash drive or another device you’re using then you can do that now. So User just clicks the blue refresh button on bellow to make it show up in the list.
- Begin copying Click the button.
- Erase USB Device Click, if you’re prompted to do so on a Not Enough Free Space window. Now click Yes to the confirm in the next window.
Note: If you don’t see this it just means that the flash drive or external hard disk you’ve selected is already empty.
Important: Any data you have on this USB drive will be erased as part of this process.
- On Step 4 of 4: Creating bootable USB device, wait for the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to format the USB drive and then copy the Windows 7 installation files to it from the ISO image you provided. Formatting status followed by Copying files for several seconds. This part might take time as long as 30 minutes, maybe even longer, depending on which edition of Windows 7 the ISO file you have is from, as well as on how fast your computer, USB drive, and your USB connection is.
Tip: The indicator percentage complete may sit on one or more percentages for a long time. This does not mean anything is wrong.
- The next screen you see should say Bootable USB device created successfully.
You can now close the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool program. The USB drive can now be used to install Windows 7.
- When starting the Windows 7 setup process, before boot from the USB device before boot from the USB device.
Tip: You also may need to make changes to the boot order in BIOS, if the Windows 7 installing process doesn’t start when you try to boot from the USB drive. If you’ve never done that, see How To Change the Boot Order in BIOShttps://www.lifewire.com/change-the-boot-order-in-bios-2624528.
Tip: If you still can’t get the flash drive to boot, and you also have a UEFI based computer, see Tip #1 below for help.
Note: If you arrived here from How To Clean Install Windows 7, you can now return to that tutorial and continue installing Windows 7. See How To Install Windows 7 if you weren’t doing a clean install or you’re not sure what kind of installation to do.
Tips & More Information
- Guy’s when the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool formats the flash drive during the process above, it does so use NTFS, a file system that some UEFI systems won’t boot from it on a USB stick. User’s to get the USB drive to boot on these computers, you should copy the data from the flash drive to a folder on your computer, then reformat the flash drive using the older FAT32 file system, and then copy that same data back onto the drive.
- So next see my How to Burn an ISO File to USB tutorial for an alternative method for getting a Windows 7 ISO image onto a USB drive. I much prefer the tips I’ve outlined above, but if you have the problem getting it to work, the general ISO-to-USB walkthrough should do the trick.
- Do you have the problem of installing Windows 7 from a flash drive or other USB device? See get help for information contacting me sent or post an email on social networks.