Install Windows® 7 on Netbook using USB drive
What are the consequences of installing Windows 7 on a netbook using USB drive?
The Windows 7 is an advanced Operating System evolved and released by the Microsoft Corporation. Windows 7 is the latest release of the Microsoft Windows series of Operating Systems produced by the Microsoft for use on personal computers, including the home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, net books, and media center systems. This advanced Operating System was released after its predecessor the Windows Vista OS. The Windows 7 Lite is an Operating System, designed especially for the netbook computer. This version helps in utilizing the resources of the netbooks efficiently and to provide the basic Windows 7 features and benefits.
The pros and cons of installing Windows 7 on a netbook using USB drive and the tips to install Windows 7 on a netbook from a USB drive are:
- Pros of USB installation
- Cons of USB installation
- Tips to install
Pros of USB installation
Installing Microsoft Windows 7 straight from a USB drive is much faster than the conventional installation of Windows 7 using a DVD installation. This will be also very helpful for the netbooks which are not equipped with a DVD drive or connected to the Internet to download the Windows 7. You can also experience the added access and transfer speed of a high speed flash drive makes it the preferred method when installing a fresh copy of Windows 7.
Cons of USB installation
For the USB installation of the Windows 7 in your netbook, you will need to have a high speed USB 2.0 flash drive with a recommended minimum storage space of 4GB. If you don’t have one, you will need to spend extra money to buy a USB drive with a minimum storage of 4 GB.
You can connect the USB drive to your computer, format your flash drive and copy the Windows 7 installation files from your '.ISO' format file to the USB drive. You will need to have the WinRAR to open up the .ISO format file and copy all the Windows Installation files to the USB thumb drive. Now, plug in the USB device into the netbook you are going to install the Windows 7. You can configure the computers BIOS to boot from your USB thumb drive and install the Windows 7 in your netbook.
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