Windows® 7 USB® HDD
What is meant by USB HDD? What are the advantages and disadvantages of installing Windows 7 from USB HDD?
USB HDD refers to the USB hard disk where you could store all the important information and could even have the backup of the entire system used by the user. It is a type of hard disk and is connected to the system through some cables like USB cables or some other. The hard disks available in markets are of IDE standard, SATA standard, and are also offered with client interfaces in order to connect to the system. In Windows 7, USB HDD users could store the respective Operating System and could also install this software with the help of the USB HDD. It plays an important role in the life of the person who uses the system; it helps users to keep backup, store all important data, and much more.
Information on USB HDD; its role and uses; advantages and disadvantages of installing Windows 7 from USB HDD; ways to turn USB HDD into bootable Windows 7:
- Advantages of installing Windows 7 from USB HDD
- Disadvantages of installing Windows 7 from USB HDD
- Turning USB HDD into bootable Windows 7
Advantages of installing Windows 7 from USB HDD
The main advantages of installing Windows 7 from USB HDD are it is highly portable and users could perform the installation process from anywhere. It offers excellent backup facility also helps recover data if any issue arises. It might be compatible with most of the Operating Systems used today and it also offers multiboot facility. It also provides fast installation.
Disadvantages of installing Windows 7 from USB HDD
Sometimes, installing from USB HDD might also cause some issues. If the user installs the Windows 7 Operating System from and external hard disk known as USB HDD, the installation process might not get completed. It might not contain all the necessary setup files or some other files for the installation of this Operating System. This might happen if the HDD does not have any sufficient space in it. Since it is an external storage device, infections might also be there in order to block the installation process.
Turning USB HDD into bootable Windows 7
For turning USB HDD into bootable Windows 7, users might have to insert the hard disk in to the USB port of system and then open the 'Start' menu. Open the command prompt Windows by typing the 'cmd' in the search window. Your hard disk might then open; you might have to place the Windows 7 installation disc in the optical drive of your system. After performing all these steps according to the instructions, users might have to copy the data on to the Window's installation disc in to the hard disk. This could be used as Windows 7 bootable USB HDD.
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