Create bootable Windows 7 pen drive from ISO

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If you haven’t shifted to Windows 8 yet and like working with Win 7, here is a thing you’ll love to know.

In the blog, we’ll learn about creating bootable Windows 7 pen drive. Installing Windows using pen drive is a better option than doing the same with DVD as its pretty fast. Moreover, not all smaller laptops or netbook devices have optical drive option so learning this way is useful.

Requirements: A pen drive of size 4GB or more and Windows 7 ISO file.

Once you have these, plug the pen drive to computer and follow the instructions,

  1. Download Windows7 USB DVD tool which is a free utility tool by Microsoft.
  2. Install the tool and run.

    launch Windows7 USB DVD tool

  3. Browse and select your Windows 7 ISO file. Click ‘Next’ to proceed.

    choose windows 7 iso file

  4. Select ‘USB Device’ since we’re making bootable windows 7 pen drive.

    choose usb or dvd to install windows 7 boot files

  5. Select the pen drive in the dropdown list. Refresh if you can’t see. Click ‘Begin Copying’.

    choose usb and start copying windows 7 files

  6. Bootable files will start copying to the flash drive. The process may take 10-15 minutes or more depending on the data transfer speed and version of Windows 7.
  7. Once the process completes, status will set to ‘Backup Completed’.

    windows 7 bootable pen drive created

That’s it. You have successfully created bootable pen drive ready to install Windows 7 in your computer.

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