Now you can create bootable USB for Windows 7 or Windows 8. Microsoft has released a new tool for this task to achieve
- First download an ISO file of your Windows 7 onto your media
- Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (This is a onetime process)
- Run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
The advantage to following this process and creating bootable media is that it allows you to install Windows 7 without having to first run an existing operating system on your machine. If you change the boot order of drives in your computer’s BIOS, you can run the Windows 7 installation directly from your USB flash drive or from a DVD when you first turn your computer on.
- You need to be an administrator on the computer you are installing the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.
- The tool requires the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 or higher.
- This tool requires the USB flash drive to be completely blank before the Windows 7 files are copied. This helps ensure that the device is bootable after the copying has completed.
- Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit).
- Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended).
- 50MB of free space on your hard drive.
- DVD-R drive or 4GB removable USB flash drive.