Installing from a bootable USB flash drive has become one of the easiest way to update your computer with a new operating system. Installation via USB is quick, extremely portable, and has the added bonus of reverting back to a storage device following the installation. None of us can disagree on how much DVDs we have ruined over years by messing up with the write process.
Well, there are tons of methods for creating a bootable USB flash drive for installing your favourite operating system. But we are going to teach you the easiest one anyways. So, you are just a few clicks away from creating your bootable USB drive.
- ISO image file of the Operating System you want to install (Easily available in the in Internet)
- Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool (Download link)
- An USB flash drive with a storage capacity of 8 GB or more.
Before proceeding further, make sure that you have the backup of your USB drive because all the contents will be deleted in the process.
After downloading the software, install the tool.
choose the ISO file of the OS you need to install.
Now choose the media type on which you want to copy the image. We are going to choose USB device here. (Make sure to put your USB device into your computer before continuing. If you do not, you will not be able to go forward).
From the drop-down list, choose the USB device on which you want to install and then select “Begin Copying”
A pop-up will appear asking you if you want to delete anything left on your USB drive to continue. click “Erase USB Device.”
Another confirmation pop-up will ask you to make sure you are positive you want to erase whatever is left on the drive. Click “Yes.”
Once you click “yes”, it will take awhile to create your bootable USB drive.
Just sit back and relax while the process works its way to the end.
You can opt to cancel the process at any time by clicking “Cancel.” This will stop the creation of the bootable USB drive as well as roll back any changes made. However, this will not restore any data erased from the USB drive in the beginning.
When finished, the green bar will be filled at 100% and you can either click the “X” in the top right hand corner of the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool screen or click “Start Over” to create a new bootable USB drive or DVD.
Now just restart your pc and select the USB drive from the boot menu, and you are good to go.
(Note: Windows 7 doesn’t support USB 3.0 so if you are planning to install Windows 7 via USB. Make sure that either the USB or the port you are using is 2.0 or below.)