Installing Windows from USB

Installing Windows from USB

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Why use a USB or external device to install Windows Vista/Windows 7?

One of the coolest things EasyBCD can do is install Windows from a USB stick or external hard drive, which is one of the many great things it can do. EasyBCD will take care of it for you, whether you’re trying to install Windows on a netbook without a CD or DVD drive, a PC with a damaged optical disk, or simply want the convenience of having the Windows setup on a USB stick that you can carry around in your pocket in case of disaster strikes.

While we previously recommended using EasyBCD to accomplish this, Microsoft has devised a simpler method of deploying the Windows setup onto a USB drive if all you want to do is build a USB or external drive that can be used to install a single OS & platform combination of Windows. If you want to make a multi-setup USB drive that can be used to install one or more multiple Windows configurations (for example, Windows Vista and Windows 7; or Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit editions), follow our instructions for making a multi-setup bootable USB or external drive with EasyBCD.

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Making a Bootable USB Drive

  1. Right-click on your USB or external disk in My Computer and choose Format with Default Settings.
  2. Visit to download and install the Microsoft Windows USB Tool.
  3. To start the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, go to the Windows Start button and select WINDOWS 7 USB/DVD DOWNLOAD TOOL from the ALL PROGRAMS list.
  4. Type the name and path of your Windows 7 ISO file in the SOURCE FILE box, or click BROWSE and pick the file from the OPEN dialog box. NEXT should be selected.
  5. To make a copy on a USB flash drive, select USB DEVICE, select your USB device from the drop-down list and click BEGIN COPYING.

Using a USB drive to install Windows Vista/7

  1. Make sure the USB is hooked into your computer before restarting it.
  2. You must arrange for your PC to boot from the USB device as soon as it turns on. Depending on your PC manufacturer, you may be able to do so right from the splash screen by hitting “F8” or “F12” (depending on your PC brand) to bring up a “boot selection menu.” If you don’t have this option, you’ll need to enter the BIOS setup page and configure your boot device priority — you’ll need to consult your motherboard’s manual for specific instructions. Still, it’s usually as simple as pressing “Esc,” “Enter,” “Del,” or “F2” to enter the BIOS setup page and searching for “BOOT Options” or a similar listing.
  3. If necessary, save the BIOS options before continuing to boot your PC. You’ll get a notice that says, “Do any key to boot into Windows setup,” and you’ll need to press something to start the setup process.

User Questions

1. Is it possible to install Windows from a USB drive?

The first step in running Windows from a USB drive is to sign into your current Windows 10 machine and create a Windows 10 ISO file, which will be used to install the operating system onto the drive. Then Click Next after selecting Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC.

2. How can I get Windows 10 installed on a new computer that doesn’t have an operating system?

To begin, you’ll need a Windows 10 disc or iso image, which you may install using a disc or a pendrive. The setup will begin once your machine boots up using your pendrive or Windows 10 disc, and you will be able to install a fresh installation of Windows 10 on your computer or laptop.

3. Is a bootable USB required?

If your computer becomes inoperable due to a corrupted or compromised operating system or is brand new, you can install the operating system using a bootable flash drive. After the files have been copied to your computer, restart it and go about your business as usual.

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