Windows 7 bootable with USB stick

The quickest way to make the windows 7 bootable is through USB drive. We require the following:

  1. PC running Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  2. Windows 7, 32/64-bit (depending on the system) installation disk
  3. USB drive with at least 8GB of free storage

How to prepare the USB drive:

  1. Open command prompt as administrator – Right click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select Run as administrator or type cmd in the Start search bar.
  2. Run diskpart utility by typing diskpart into command prompt window and pressing “Enter”
  3. Locate your USB drive disk number by executing list disk. We’ll assume the USB drive is 1.
  4. Run the following commands:
    select disk 1
    clean
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    active
    format fs=NTFS
    assign
    exit

Now the USB drive is prepared, now it should be made bootable:

Insert Windows 7, 32/64-bit installation disk into DVD drive. Let’s assume it’s D

  1. Go to D:\boot (cd d:\boot)
  2. If your USB drive letter is “e” please run bootsect /nt60 e:
  3. Copy DVD Windows 7 media content to USB root folder (etc. don’t put it into any folder)

Now it is ready to install Windows 7 from USB flash drive!

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