Install Windows 7 via USB

    Microsoft has released a great tutorial for Windows 7 users to install Windows via USB. They have also released a video demonstration of installation. Installing from USB is fast though. Here are the steps :

    • First, you’ll need the DiskPart utility on the system you will use to prep the thumb drive. This is a free disk partitioning utility that is likely already installed on your Windows system. If not, you can download DiskPart here.
    • Launch the DiskPart utility by typing diskpart at the Start Menu.
    • Then run the list disk command to check the status of your drive.
    • Now run select disk 1 where the "1" is actually the corresponding number of your USB drive.
    • Run clean.
    • Once the thumb drive is clean, you can run create partition primary.
    • Now make the partition active by entering active
    • Then you need to set up the file system as Fat32 by running format fs=fat32 quick (quick, of course, specifies that you want to perform a quick format to speed up the process).
    • Entering the assign command gives the USB drive a drive letter, making it easy to access from Windows Explorer
    • Then you can copy everything from the Windows 7 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do).
    • Now you can insert the thumb drive into the system you want to install Windows 7 onto and boot the system. The installation will now proceed as usual—but faster.
    For video, visit here

    Via Microsoft Technet

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