The advantage of using USB over DVD is that it is easy to carry, it increase the installation speed.
By using USB you are also able to install windows on those systems which do not have any DVD drive.
- Windows 7/Vista installation DVD
- USB drive minimum 4GB of capacity
- Free Time.
Follow the Steps:
- Insert your USB drive and backup all its data.
- Open command prompt. go to start > All Programs > Accessories > right click on command prompt and select open (for XP) or run as Administrator (for Windows 7/Vista).
- Now in the command prompt type > DISKPART
- You'll redirected to DiskPart utility. Here type LIST DISK. It will show you a list of drives.
- Here DISK 0 is normally the Hard disk. Identify your USB drive (in my case its Disk 1) and type SELECT DISK 1 (you can replace DISK 1 with your drive)
- Now type the following commands one by one
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
- Close the command window. Insert your Windows 7/Vista DVD.
- Open notepad and copy the following code into it:
G: CD BOOT
BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 J:
- Remember here G: is DVD drive and J: is USB drive (you can replace it by yours). Save as boot.bat. Double click on this file
- Now copy all the contents of your Windows DVD into your USB flash drive.
That's it. you're done. Now your USB is ready to boot on the system. Don't forget to set the USB boot priority from your BIOS.
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