Tips To Install Windows® 7 From USB Disk
What are the benefits and limitations of installing Windows 7 from USB disk?
Windows 7, the latest Operating System, comes with a variety of amazing and interesting features. With these features, Windows 7 system would offer a gleaming 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 could be easily inserted into the USB port of your system and with the help of it, the data could easily be transferred. These drives are reliable and safer than floppy disks. Then, if you make use of these USB drives to install Windows 7, you could easily store the bootable Operating system or software. You could also easily carry these drives as they are small and compact. In terms of data storage, they are faster than any other optical drives.
Following are tips to install Windows 7 from USB disk and its limitations:
- Manual installation
- Automatic installation
While installing Windows 7 from the USB disk, you would have to face certain issues. Sometimes, the USB device which you have installed in your system might not be compatible with the Windows 7 operating system. As a result of this, the Windows 7 system would not recognize the USB device which you have installed. Then, due to the presence of virus, sometimes Windows 7 system would not be able recognize the USB device. The drivers which support the USB devices would also be seriously affected.
You could install Windows 7 from USB device manually and for that, you would have to follow certain steps. Plug your USB flash disc. Then press 'Win' and 'R' keys and after typing the command 'cmd', click 'OK'. Type the disc part and press 'Enter'. Insert the disc and copy all the contents of Windows 7 into your USB device. After that, boot your system through the USB stick.
For automatic installation, you would 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 of transfer of Windows setup wizard. Click 'Next' and select the location of Windows 7 files and your USB device. After that, click 'OK'. When you do so, Windows 7 would automatically be inserted into your USB device and you could boot your system easily through your USB stick.
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