Install Windows® 7 ISO from USB Flash drive
How to install Windows 7 ISO from a USB flash drive?
Windows 7 is the latest version of the Windows Operating System from the Microsoft. This OS provides with a wide range of highly functional features and options that will not only help in simplifying system usage but, also in enhancing user productivity. The Windows 7 is based on the classic Windows NT OS platform just like its predecessors and hence, shares some common features and functions with them. The Windows 7 OS is having both 32 and 64-Bit versions. Both versions have high capabilities to utilize functionality of the system hardware for maximizing system performance. The Windows 7 OS can be installed on a computer by using different methods like direct DVD installation, ISO DVD installation and USB ISO flash drive installation. The Windows 7 can be installed from a compatible USB flash drive by making it a bootable version of the Windows 7 ISO installer. That is an easy business now as the Microsoft has released a small utility to support this. Setting up a bootable USB Windows 7 ISO installer and installing under recommended settings will help users to complete the installation successfully under minimal errors and issues.
Discussed below are some points that will help users to install Windows 7 ISO file from a bootable USB flash drive:
- Create bootable USB ISO drive
- Download compatible drivers
- Installing from USB drive
Create bootable USB ISO drive
The Microsoft has released a new tool or utility called as the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool that can be utilized to easily create bootable flash drive. The users can download the utility from the Microsoft original support website and it is recommended that the users should download the utility from the original support website only to prevent risk of malware or virus infections. Selecting the right options provided in the USB tool from Windows will help in creating bootable Windows 7 flash drive from ISO under minimal complications.
Download compatible drivers
The system device drivers that are compatible with the new Windows 7 operating system should be downloaded from the system manufacturer’s official support page and saved in a safe location prior to the OS installation. Users should install the right drivers for all critical system components after the OS install will help in preventing or minimizing driver related errors and complications that rise up after the installation.
The users should plug in the bootable USB drive and restart the system to log on to the Windows 7 install menu for initializing the install operation. It should be noted that the user changes the boot options and boot order settings in the system BIOS prior to this for enabling the computer to boot up from a USB device like Flash drive. After the Windows set-up loads the install files, the install menu will be displayed and users should select the install option for initializing OS install setup. Selecting the right options in relation with the on-screen instructions and options will help in completing the Windows 7 installation with no issues. It is quite normal for a computer to restart during the install process and the users will be prompted to fill in some credentials after the set-up files are installed into the computer. Thus, users will complete the installation. A Windows 7 welcome and logon screen will appear for entering or logging into the installed Operating System.
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