How To Install Windows 7 from USB

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How To Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive

USB can be an Alternative way for installing Windows 7. There is a useful software to make external devices such as flash drive or hard drive become “bootable”. We can also transfer both Windows “DVD” setup installation or the “ISO” File. This can minimize the possibility of losing important data, thus making the operating system run properly. This software does its job automatically with short steps, easy to understand and works well.

To install Windows 7 from USB flash drive:

  1. Prepare A “Flash Drive” with minimum capacity size of at least 4 Gb or higher.
  2. “Save” the important file in flash drive elsewhere, because this “removeable” device will be formatted and emptied.
  3. Prepare Setup Installation “SOURCE”, be it a “Windows DVD” or “ISO file”.
  4. “Download” Wintoflash.
    Wintoflash is a great application to create a bootable USB flash drive. This tool works well on any type of Windows operating system including All version of Windows 7 such as basic, home, professional, ultimate, enterprise, whether 32-bit or 64-bit.
  5. “Install” Wintoflash Program.
  6. “Run” the Application.
    In the “Welcome” view Click “Next”.
    Approval Click “I Accept”, then Click “Next”.
    In “Key File”, Select “Free License” and Click “Next”.

  7. Click “Next” again until “Finished” and display the “Start Menu”.
  8. Click Tab menu “More singleboot”, just direct to the Point and not complicated with Wizard.


  9. Select and Click “Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (any edition) or Server 2008-2016”

    single setup

  10. Click “Create”.
  11. On “Windows setup file path”, Select Installation Drive Source from a Windows DVD OR an ISO file location, this position can be anywhere. If using ISO file, then you must also click “Use my ISO, RAR, ARJ, ZIP, 7z, CAB, DMG image or archive”.

    boot setup

  12. In the “USB drive” section, Select “Target of USB Flash Drive”. This is usually automatic if already plugged-in.
  13. Click “Run” if it the placement is already correct.
  14. If the “Format Warning” appears marked “RED”, if you are sure then continue with Click “Continue”.

    format flash drive

  15. The Transfer Process Begins. Wait a few minutes until the process has been completed, usually around 10-15 minutes, depending on CPU speed.

    setup transfer

  16. “Exit” from wintoflash when it’s done.
  17. USB Flash drive is ready to use.

    Video: Windows 7 USB Flash Drive Setup

  18. Continue with complete installing windows 7 on your computer or laptop properly.

Windows 7 is focusing more on the basic development of Windows, with the goal of being more compatible with various types of computer applications and hardware. The operating system supports multi-touch on the screen, redesigning the taskbar now known as Superbar, a home network system called HomeGroup, and improved performance.