Installing Windows® 7 from USB
If you want to install Windows 7 from USB device, read on
Windows 7 can be installed either with the installation disk or with the help of a USB device (after making the USB device bootable). Installing Windows 7 with the help of a USB device has many advantages. With the help of USB devices, the installation of Windows 7 can be done even if the system does not have an optical drive. The installation with the USB device would be faster as data transfer rates of USB devices are far greater than optical drives. Another added advantage of installing Windows 7 from USB is that if the system is operating on battery power, installation using a USB device would help save power and keep system functioning till the process has been completed. Some users might face some problems when installing Windows 7 from USB device such as installation freeze, error messages, system restarting before completion of the installation. Installing Windows 7 from USB also has some limitations. If the USB device has some kind of unwanted files or information, it is very likely that the installation would get corrupted beyond repair. Similarly, the USB device used for installing the OS needs to be very fast as slower/older USB devices might cause installation problems.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information about tips to install Windows 7 from USB device:
- Check authenticity of OS
- Remove malware infections
- Process not to be disturbed
Check authenticity of OS
Installing Windows 7 from a USB device involves copying the OS from a disk or other source to the USB device. As users would not be able to verify whether the copy is genuine or not (as in looking at genuine disk with Microsoft label), it is highly recommended that the authenticity of the OS is double checked before installation. Installing a pirated version of Windows 7 might cause many issues and could even render your system inoperable.
Remove malware infections
Malware infections are capable of infecting USB devices and causing problems when the device is in use. If the USB device used to install Windows 7 on your system has some infections, it is very likely that the infection would corrupt the OS and make the system inoperable. It is always recommended that users scan the USB device before installing Windows 7 using an updated antivirus installed on a secondary computer.
Installation of Windows 7 from USB device would take some time. There are large numbers of system files which would have to be copied from the device to the system. USB devices unlike installation disks would be connected to the system externally and there is a good chance that users might accidentally disturb the device during the installation. Users installing Windows 7 from USB device are therefore, advised to take extreme caution so as to not disturb the connection between the device and the system which would result in corruption of installation.
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