Installing Windows from a Pen Drive

Want to format your PC, but you don’t have a blank DVD handy? Save the pain of buying one, because this tutorial will show you how to install Windows easily using a removable USB drive. Read on!

Things you’ll need:

  1. A pen drive (at least 4 GB, backed up, because we will have to format it during the procedure)
  2. Windows ISO image (Can be downloaded from here)
  3. Windows 7 USB / DVD download tool (Click here to download. Works for Windows 8 DVD also.)

Procedure:

  1. After downloading both the files, install Windows 7 USB / DVD download tool.
  2. Launch it from Start Menu or Start Screen.
  3. Choose the downloaded ISO file when prompted.
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  4. When asked to choose the media type, select USB Device.
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  5. Plug-in the USB drive and select appropriate drive letter.
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  6. Click on Begin Copying. The process of burning the ISO on pen drive will start.
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Be patient. This may take around 15-25 mins depending upon the quality and size of the pen drive.

Pro’s of this method:

  • Faster install. When DVD takes around 45 mins for install, it takes only 15 mins to install it from pen drive.
  • No DVD is wasted in the process. You can erase your pen drive and use it again.

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