Setup windows 7 from usb drive

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Chances are you"ll need lớn install Windows 7 from a USB device if you have a tablet, a small laptop, or a netbook device, few of which include optical drives as standard hardware.

As of January 2020, Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7. We recommend you nâng cấp from Windows 7 lớn Windows 10 khổng lồ continue receiving security updates and technical support.

Prepare for the Installation

You must migrate the Windows 7 thiết lập files onto a flash drive (or any USB-based storage) & then boot from that flash drive lớn get the Windows 7 installation process started. However, simply copying the files from your Windows 7 DVD to a flash drive won"t work. You have lớn specially prepare the USB device & then properly copy the Windows 7 install files to it before it"ll work as you expect.

You"re in a similar, but slightly easier lớn solve, situation if you"ve purchased a Windows 7 ISO file directly from Microsoft and need that on a flash drive.

No matter what situation you're in, just follow the instructions below to install Windows 7 from a USB device.

The following tutorial applies equally khổng lồ whatever edition of Windows 7 you have a disc or ISO image of: Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, trang chủ Premium, etc.

A Windows 7 ISO or DVDAccess khổng lồ a computer with Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, or XP installed & working properly, as well as with a DVD drive if you have a Windows 7 DVDA 4 GB (or larger) flash drive

How to lớn Install Windows 7 From USB

Correctly preparing a USB drive for use as an installation source for Windows 7 will take around 15 khổng lồ 30 minutes depending on your computer speed & what edition of Windows 7 you have on DVD or in ISO format

Create an ISO image file from the Windows 7 DVD. If you already know how to lớn create ISO images, fantastic: do it, and then come back here for further instructions on what to do with it.


If you haven't yet plugged in the flash drive or other device you're using, you can bởi that now. Just click the refresh button khổng lồ make it show up in the list.

Click Erase USB Device if you're prompted to vày so on a Not Enough không tính tiền Space window. Then click Yes lớn the confirmation in the next window.

If you don't see this it just means that the flash drive or external hard disk you've selected is already empty.

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On Step 4 of 4: Creating bootable USB device, wait for the program to format the USB drive & then copy the Windows 7 installation files to lớn it from the ISO image you provided.

You'll see a Status of Formatting for several seconds, followed by Copying files. This part might take as long as 30 minutes, maybe even longer, depending on which edition of Windows 7 the ISO tệp tin you have is from, as well as on how fast your computer, USB drive, và USB connection is.

The percentage complete indicator may sit on one or more percentages for a long time. This apparent pause doesn't mean anything is wrong.

The next screen you see should say Bootable USB device created successfully, with a Status of Backup completed.

You can now close the Windows 7 USB DVD download Tool program. The USB drive can now be used lớn install Windows 7.

You might need khổng lồ make changes khổng lồ theboot sequenceinBIOSif the Windows 7 cài đặt process doesn"t start when you try lớn boot from the USB drive.

If you still can"t get the flash drive lớn boot, và you also have a UEFI based computer, see the information at the bottom of this page.

If you arrived here from How to lớn Clean Install Windows 7, you can now return to that tutorial and continue installing Windows 7.

Tips & More Information

When the Windows 7 USB DVD tải về Tool formats the flash drive during the process above, it does so using NTFS, a file system that some UEFI systems won"t boot from if present on a USB stick.

To get the USB drive lớn boot on these computers, you should copy the data from the flash drive onto a folder on your computer, then reformat the flash drive using the older FAT32 tệp tin system, and then copy that same data back onto the drive.

An alternative method for loading a Windows 7 ISO image onto a USB drive is to burn the ISO file to a USB drive.