Install Windows 8 or Windows 7 From A USB Drive

This is a tutorial on how to easily build a bootable USB with your copy of Windows 8 or Windows 7.

What you will need

  • A copy of  Windows. An ISO file of it. If you have the disk, you will have to make an ISO copy of it.
  • A Thumb drive / USB drive of 4gb or more. You should be able to easily find these for under $10
  • “Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool” This is a free app supplied found here LINK 1 and here Link 2

Preparation

  • Make sure you have your ISO file ready.
  • Your USB drive is plugged in and in a format that your computer can read.
  • You have installed the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool

Let’s Get Started

Step 1:  Launch your instillation of “Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool”. You will be greeted by the image below asking you to locate your ISO file of Windows 8 or Windows 7. Click “Browse” and navigate to your file. Once it is selected, click “Next”.



Step 2: 
Now you will have to tell the application that you will be making a USB copy of your Windows instillation. Select “USB Device”.

Step 3: Click on the drop down box and select the USB drive that you will be coping Windows to. Once you have done that, click “Begin copying”.

Step 4: The program will warn you that the drive you have elected will have to be formatted and all data on it will be erased. Select “Erase USB Device”.

Step 5: The program will warn AGAIN that all of the data on the USB device will be erased. Select “Yes”.

Step 6:  It will finally begin to format and copy over all of the instillation files. This will take some time and will vary between machines. Mine takes about 20 minutes.

Step 7:  All done! Time to plug it into your instillation machine and  make sure your computer boots from USB first. ENJOY! 

 

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