Are you looking to install Windows 7 in a quicker way than via DVD? Then you must use USB flash drive for this task. The USB flash drive has replaced the demands of the floppy disk drive. Now it is regarded as the best storage medium for transferring or sharing files. It can be used as a replacement for CDs and DVDs as well. USB drives have higher capacity than general disc drives. Nowadays USB drives are very much used to create a USB boot disc for Windows 7. It not only copy system files in a faster way, but during usage, the access times are also significantly faster. As a result, if you create a USB boot disc for Windows 7, it will give you a faster result than DVD discs.
Ways of Creating Bootable USB Drive
There are two different ways to create a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive. You can download USB dvd tool from the internet and it will create a USB boot drive. Or you can create manually using command prompt of your computer. Both of these ways are shortly written here.
USB Download Tool
You can directly download or purchase “Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool” from the internet, you can find it in Microsoft Store. This is the easiest way to turn a USB flash drive into a bootable windows 7 installer. At first, download this installer, then install the tool on your computer. After installing it, you will see an icon on your desktop. Double-click the icon to open it. Click on continue and you will see an image like this one-
Select the USB drive here. Then it will show the name of the USB drive, check if it is correct. If it isn’t, find the USB drive before proceeding. Make your USB drive empty by erasing the existing data in it. A dialog box will now appear, click yes or continue, the formatting will start very quickly. It will take 10-15 minutes to finish the copying of the files.
When you will see this message, it means the process has been completed. Close the tool and your USB drive is ready for action as you have created bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive.
If you don’t like the tools of Microsoft, you can create a USB boot disc for Windows 7 manually. This is an old-school formula and you have to use the command prompt of your computer.
At first, open the command prompt from the start menu, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”. Write “diskpart” without any codes and then hit enter. Again type “list disk” and hit enter, it will make a list of available USB drives. Make your drive clean and then type “create partition primary”, hit enter. Now gradually type “select partition 1”, “active”, “format fs=fat32” one by one and hit enter every time. Finally, type “assign” and hit enter, it will create a new drive letter to your USB flash drive.
If this AutoPlay appears, it means the process is complete. You have created a USB boot disc for Windows 7.
This is a Guest Article writtern by Raj LED developer, CISCO Project manger and blogger at http://www.boxertechnology.info/ and http://techienize.com/