Installing Windows 7 from a pen drive (Thumb Drive)
Installing Windows 7 from a pen drive (Thumb drive)
Things needed : A pen drive (at least 4 gigs), Windows 7 disc
- Attach the pen drive (thumb drive)
- Run the command prompt (as Administrator)
- Type "diskpart"
his starts the diskpart utility and you will get the DISKPAR prompt
- Type "list disk"
his displays the list of all disks connected to your system
- Type "select disk <enter_disk_no_here"
Replace <enter_disk_no_here by the disk no. of your pendrive as shown in the list. Make sure it is the right disk by verifying its size and read its appropriate number as you might risk nuking your drives. Note that all data on the drive is lost so backup any important data on the drive before proceeding.
- Type "clean"
This will clean any partition off the drive. his means the drive is now kaput and we can proceed to make a new partition.
- Type "create partition primary"
Creates a new primary partition on the pen drive
Marks the newly created partition as active
- Type "format fs=ntfs quick"
Performs a quick format of the partition into the NFS file system.
- Type "assign"
Assigns a new drive-letter to the drive. Note this drive-letter. Lets say it is J:
- Type "exit"
Quit the diskpart utility and you are back to the command prompt. Make sure you run the command prompt as an Administrator if you have not already.
- Pop in your Windows 7 disc. Lets say its drive-letter is D:
- Type "d:"
- Type "cd boot"
- Type "bootsect /nt60 j:"
Installs a new bootsector in the pendrive. Note that the drive-letter j: is as assigned in the previous steps.
- Copy the entire contents of the Windows 7 disc to the root of the pen drive. i. e. from D:\ to J:\
Thats it, you can now use your pen drive to boot your system and install windows.
The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD. Just download the ISO file and then run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. After you do this, you can install Windows 7 directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.
To install Windows 7 from your USB flash drive or DVD, all you need to do is insert the USB flash drive into your USB port or insert your DVD into your DVD drive and run Setup. exe from the root folder on the drive.
Note: You cannot install Windows 7 from the ISO file until you copy it to a USB flash drive or DVD with the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and install from there.
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool Create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive
Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download ool to easily create a bootable copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD to directly install Windows 7 on your computer.
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