Installing Windows® 7 from USB Key
Are you interested in installing Windows 7 operating system from USB key? Read on.
Windows 7 is the latest and best operating system from Microsoft yet. Windows 7 comes with many advanced features, such as Windows Search, Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, etc. Windows 7 is also simple to install and use. Windows 7 can be installed using the original installation disc of the operating system. Windows 7 can also be installed using a USB key. In order to install Windows 7 from a USB key, the USB device has to be made bootable and then you can plug in the device and install the operating system. Installing Windows 7 from a USB key has become very popular as users are able to complete the installation even if the system does not have an optical drive. Another added advantage of installing Windows 7 from USB is that users will be able to install the OS at a much faster rate as data transfer rates of USB devices are greater than optical discs. If Windows 7 is being installed from a USB on a battery powered computer, the installation will be fast and less amount of battery charge will during the process. Nonetheless, there are some limitations of installing Windows 7 from USB keys. If the USB device contains some additional information or the USB device was not properly configured to boot, the operating system installation will get corrupted. Besides this, the USB device being used to install Windows 7 must be very fast and should have good data transfer rates, otherwise installation will get freeze or corrupted.
Following are the tips to install Windows 7 operating system from USB key:
- Remove all infections
- Verify operating system authenticity
- Process must not be disturbed
Remove all infections
There are many USB specific malware in existence and they can easily infect a USB device and stay dormant within the device. Before creating a bootable Windows 7 USB key, you are advised to ensure that the device is totally clean off malware. It is highly recommended that a format of the device is done to ensure that all malware have been removed. Presence of malware within the USB device at the time of installation of Windows 7 is likely to corrupt the operating system and leave the system inoperable.
Verify operating system authenticity
In order to make a Windows 7 bootable USB key, you have to copy all of the Operating System files and associated data from an installation disc onto the device. You are advised to verify the authenticity of the operating system before creating the USB key bootable. Installation of pirated versions of Windows 7 can cause many problems.
Installation of Windows 7 will be time consuming. When you are installing Windows 7, a lot of system files will have to be copied from the USB key to the system hard disk. As USB keys are external devices, you may accidentally disturb the device during the installation. If the USB device is disturbed during the installation, the process will get interrupted which will lead to the corruption of the operating system.
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