How do I make a USB Stick bootable with Windows 7 [Installation Windows 7 on USB Stick]

Last week I had to solve a small problem with a mini laptop Asus Eee PC he cracked OS (Windows XP). I tried to get in Windows through several methods but none has yielded results. In addition, the owner wanted to give up Windows XP in favor of the system Windows 7.
Installation a new operating system on a Eee PC it would be very simple if the old operating system were functional and the installation could be started Windows 7 underneath it. Another simple option would be to install one bootable DVDBut as we have at hand a DVD optical driveThe only solution remains operating system installation Windows 7 on a bootable USB Stick.

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

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


USB stick bootable with Windows 7 can be created very simply on an operating system Windows 7. there it is the steps you need to follow 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 Administrator privileges. Click on Start Menu -> type “CMD"In"Search programs and files"-> right-click on"cmd"-> click on"Run as administrator".

cmd run as administrator

3. In Command Prompt type the following commands:

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. The following is a series of commands in the CMD through which you will need 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 boot usb windows 7
make usb windows 7 boot 2

Once finished giving these commands and the result is that in the pictures above, minimize the CMD and insert the 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 insert the DVD with Windows 7 and you identified the drive letter of the two devices, return to 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: <\? Volume {f9452….}>

Successfully updated NTF filesystem bootcode.

Bootcode was successfully updated on all targetand volume.

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7. Copy the contents of the DVD with Windows 7 on USB Stick. Copy & Paste.

Upon completion of the copying process have a Bootable USB Stick cu Windows 7. It follows installing Windows 7 on a USB Stick.

Installation Windows 7 (from USB Stick) on an Eee PC (or on a laptop / PC without a 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. The bootable stick was created on Windows 7.

In the case of operating systems Windows XP may not help the above tutorial. I'll make one soon bootable stick with Windows XP and to test.

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