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Friday, July 17, 2009

How to Install Windows 7 or Vista from USB Pen Drive or Hard Disk

There are many situation where a computer that a user wants to install Windows 7 Vista to does not have a DVD drive, also user doesnt want to waste a DVD. The installation is some 50 % faster than a DVD drive !!!

in order to have the ability to use USB flash drive or portable hard disk to install Windows 7 or Vista you need,

  • Ultra ISO ( download )
  • Pen Drive or USB Hard Disk ( 4 GB or more )
  • Windows 7 or vista Installation Disk or Image file
  • A computer running xp, vista or 7
It is important to note that a computer must support boot up via USB device. This support can be checked via BIOS.

Here is the procedure

  • Install Ultra ISO ( Link is given )
  • Go to File ->Open CD/DVD. If u have the image file, then File ->Open
  • After loading the image into the Ultra ISO, under BOOTABLE tab choose WRITE DISK IMAGE
  • Choose your Disk drive to be burned ( usb flash drive or usb hdd )
  • Choose write method - USB-HDD+
  • Press Write
  • And in bios select, USB Hard Disk, boot it and Start Installing !!!

Note: Above trick works for both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Windows Vista and Windows 7