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OS installation from USB

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#1 aswinvijayakumar


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:59 AM

Hi all,

Please help me install windows 7 from USB. My drive got damaged and my PC needs a fresh installation of OS. Please help me with the steps or links which have the steps to do so.

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#2 sylpheed


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:29 AM

You can check out Microsoft USB/DVD Download tool here.

#3 Artrooks


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

Here is an alternative method:

You will need the Windows 7 Installation DVD, a USB flash drive (4 GBs +), and another computer with a DVDROM drive to convert the Windows DVD to an "iso" file.

( 1. ) Please download rufus from here and save it to your Desktop.
  • rufus is a small, portable program for creating bootable USB flash drives capable of installing the Windows operating system.
( 2. ) Create an Iso file from your Windows Installation disk:
  • Download ImgBurn from here.
  • Install the software then start ImgBurn.
  • Place the Windows Installation disk into DVDROM drive.
  • Select "Create image file from disk" then "Source" should show your DVDROM drive.
  • Under Destination, click the folder icon Posted Image to the right and select a memorable location to save the "iso" file (suggestion: Desktop) as well as a memorable name (suggestion: recovery.iso).
  • Click on this icon Posted Image to start the iso creation.
( 3. ) Plug the USB flash drive into the computer.
  • Double click on the rufus_vx.x.x.exe file to start the program.
  • Under Device, make sure that your flash drive is listed and that it is the correct drive letter.
  • Click on the iso icon (bottom right) Posted Image and navigate to the recovery.iso file
  • Click on the recovery.iso file to highlight it, then click Open.
  • Click Start then OK to the warning that all data on the USB drive will be destroyed.
  • Click Close when DONE appears at the bottom.
( 4. ) Finally, insert the USB flash drive into the ailing computer and power on.
  • Set the computer to boot from USB device first or press an F Key for a Boot Menu.
  • Proceed with normal Windows Installation.



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