Repair Windows® 7 Installation Using USB Drive
Learn about the tips to repair the Windows 7 installation using a USB drive.
Windows 7, the latest operating system from Microsoft, comes with a variety of features. With these features, Windows 7 can offer great system performance. The growth of connective technology called Universal Serial Bus has made a significant contribution to the IT world. Most of the external computer related devices connect to the PC via the USB ports. The USB drives can be easily inserted into the USB ports of your system. With the help of this port the data can be transferred easily. These drives are reliable and safer than floppy disks. If you make use of USB drives to install Windows 7, then you can easily store the bootable operating system or software in it easily. You can also easily carry these drives as they are small and compact. In terms of data storage, they are very fast as compared to any other optical drive.
The following are some of the tips to repair the Windows 7 installation using a USB drive:
- Use a system repair disk
- Use a Recovery Disc ISO file
- Use WinToFlash
Use a system repair disk
In order to repair the Windows 7 installation using a USB drive, first create a Windows 7 repair disk. For that you have to type 'Create system repair disc' in the 'Start' menu and insert a blank DVD into the drive, then click on the 'Create disc' button. After that, type CMD in the 'Start' menu and press 'Ctrl', 'Shift' and 'Enter'. In the command prompt, execute certain commands. Then, copy all the contents of the repair disc to the USB drive. By doing so you can easily boot Windows 7 from the USB drive.
Use a Recovery Disc ISO file
The users who do not prefer burning DVDs can choose this method. First, you have to download the Windows 7 Recovery Disc ISO file. Then, you need to go to 'Accessories' in 'All Programs' and right-click on the command prompt and select 'Run as the administrator'. After that, you have to execute certain commands such as DISKPART, LIST DISK etc. Then, you have to extract the ISO file contents by using WinRAR with your USB drive. Finally, you have to enable the USB booting feature in the BIOS settings.
For automatic installation, you have to download the latest version WinToFlash program. After that, extract and run the file WinToFlash.exe. Then, click on 'Check' and start the process to transfer of Windows Setup Wizard. Click 'Next' and select the location of Windows 7 files and your USB device. After that, click 'OK'. By doing so, Windows 7 will be automatically inserted in to your USB device and you can boot your system easily through the USB stick.
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