Install Windows 7 Using a USB Key Or Pen Drive -Even on a Netbook !!!

 

Installing Windows 7 is pretty much simpler process than earlier version of windows like XP ,Win2k and win98.As the version increases,the size of entire package and services also increase  which leads to require more amount of storag as well as proper Hardware Config. Currently many peoples using the Windows 7 in their PC and also want to install the same on their Netbook.

But the problem is that due to low power operation and H/W config current Netbooks doesn’t have DVD-drive attach with it.So you can say we can’t install Windows 7 to it ??due to absense of DVD drive, So the answer to this question is definitely NO, guys we can archive it but not straight forward way we  have to follow some simple steps ,which enable us to install windows 7 using USB key/ Pen Drive(all the earlier net-books already having pre-attach USB ports)

Putting the Windows 7 installation on a USB thumb drive has a few advantages-a small USB key is much more convenient for carrying around than a DVD, the OS will actually install much faster.To do this you need USB key and Windows 7 installation files and a PC which is used to make USB key bootable,just follow below mention steps:

Step1. First, you’ll need the DiskPart utility on your system,which can use to prepare USB key for booting device. This is a free disk partitioning utility that is likely Pre-installed on your Windows system. If not, you can download DiskPart here.

Step2. Run the DiskPart utility by typing “diskpart” at the Start Menu->Run.

Step3. Then execute  the “list disk” command to check the status of your attach drive.

Step4. Now run “select disk 1″ where the “1” is actually the corresponding number of your USB drive.

Step5. Run “Clean” and wait , Once the thumb drive is clean, you can run “create partition primary”.

Step6. Now make the partition active by entering “active”,Then you need to set up the file system as Fat32 by running “format fs=fat32 quick” (quick, because it perform fastly).

Step7. Running the “assign” command gives the USB drive a drive letter, making it easy to access from Windows Explorer.

Step8. Then you can copy everything from the Windows 7 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do).

Step9. Now you can insert the thumb drive into the system you want to install Windows 7 onto and boot the system. The installation will now proceed as usual—but faster.

Go through this video if you have some trouble:

Note: While installing through USB make sure that you choose First Boot device as USB from BIOS and Use Windows 7 PC only to configure your USB key.

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