How do I make a USB stick bootable with Windows 7 [7 Install Windows from USB Stick]

Last week I had to solve a small problem a mini laptop Asus Eee PC he cracked operating system (Windows XP). I tried to get into Windows by several methods but none worked. In addition, the owner wanted to quit Windows XP in favor of the Windows 7.
Installation a new operating system on a Eee PC would be simple if the old operating system as functional and may begin the installation Windows 7 below it. Another option would be simple to install with the aid of a DVD bootableBut as we have at hand a DVD optical driveThe only solution remains operating system installation Windows 7 bootable from a USB Stick.

How to create a Bootable USB Stick and how to install Windows 7 from USB Stick.

Before you start working, make sure that you have at hand a Minimum 3 GB USB Stick and the system (laptopSite or PCDisk) on which you want to install Windows from USB stick 7 has a BIOS which would enable device booting from external sites. This thing you can check entering BIOS "Hard Disk Boot Priority". If you find the option boot from USBYou have to set it to "First Boot Device".


USB stick bootable with Windows 7 can create a simple Windows 7. Here steps for you to create a bootable stick with Windows 7 :

1. Attach the USB stick (preferably greater than 4GB) Your system and make a backup all data on it. Before becoming bootable USB stick will be formatted. After format all data will be erased from it.

2. Open Command PromptWith the Administrator privileges. Click on Start Menu -> Type "CMD"In"Search programs and files"-> Right-click"cmd"-> Click"Run as administrator".

cmd run as administrator

3. In Command Prompt type the following orders:

Diskpart and press enter
LIST DISK and press enter

After you click LIST DISK command will need to identify what number is your USB

list disk cmd

In our case it is the 7656 MB (Disk 2).

4. Follows a series of commands in CMD which will have to format the USB stick. After each command line press enter:

SELECT DISK 2 (Check the disk number for your case is very important!)





FORMAT FS = NTFS (Will begin the format that it can take up to several minutes. Wait to get to 100%)



make bootable usb windows 7

make bootable usb windows 7 2

Once finished giving these commands and the result is that in the pictures above, minimize the CMD and insert DVD with Windows 7 in optical drive.

5. Identify Drive LetterThe (letter) USBSite and that of DVDSite with Windows 7.

In our case F is the optical drive and J Is USB stick.

6. After you have entered your DVD with Windows drive letter 7 and have identified the two devices, back in CMD and type the following commands:

F: CD BOOT and press enter. F is the DVD drive letter.

CD BOOT and press enter.

Bootsect.exe / NT60 J: (J USB stick)

After these commands you will receive a message like:

Target Volumes Will Be updated with Bootmgr compatible bootcode.

J: <\? F9452 Volume {....}>

Successfully updated filesystem bootcode NTF.

Bootcode was Successfully updated on all targeted volumes.

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7. Copy Windows DVD contents to USB Stick 7. Copy & Paste.

Upon completion of the copying process have a Bootable USB Stick Windows 7. Follow 7 install Windows from a USB Stick.

Install Windows 7 (on USB Stick) on an Eee PC (or a laptop / PC without DVD optical drive)

1. Attach USB to your laptop (with laptop closed)

2. Turn on your laptop and select the Boot Manager (immediately after power is an option) your stick

3. Follow the standard installation process of Windows 7.

This tutorial has been tested by us on a ASUS Eee PC. Stick bootable Windows was created 7.

In operating systems Windows XP it is possible that the above tutorial will not help. I'll do soon and a stick bootable with Windows XP and to test.

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