How to install Windows from USB Drive

The most common use of a USB flash drive is copy files from one device to other. you can also use USB flash drive for installation of windows instead of using the Windows installation CD . Booting from USB drive allows you to install OS  fast and performs well.

Steps to install windows from USB

Firtst, to install windows from USB first you need to make a bootable USB drive .To make a bootable USB drive you need  a flash drive of at least 4 GB in size (recommended) and a computer/PC with windows OS and the windows installation files i.e. ISO.we have plenty of softwares to make a USB flash drive into a bootable drive.I suggest rufus to make bootable Usb very fast.You can also use this bootable USB drive on computer if you doesn’t have a DVD optical drive.

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#1 Create a Bootable USB drive

  • Download Rufus software from internet and install on your PC and  launch it
  • Plug in the USB drive  to make bootable and launch the downloaded file.
  • By default Partition scheme and target system type is set to MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI computers by default  it must be selected if you want to create  any Windows bootable installation media.
  • Next, choose NTFS from the File system combo box.
  • to Create a bootable disk using to ISO image and click the DVD-writer icon and  browse the ISO file you want to copy onto the USB drive. Click Start.Rufus will warn you that all data on the selected device will be deleted  then please click ok.
  • The drive will then be formatted and partitioned. After this, Rufus copies the contents of ISO image to it. This can take up to 15 or more minutes depending on your computer speed. .After the process completes, click Close button in Rufus window and restart your computer.
  • Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows 7 or Windows 8. Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive.

#2 Installing Windows (Windows 7)

Turn ON your PC and Press ‘F2’ Continuously. There will come up and option to boot through CD/DVD. Select that option. Windows will start loading its files.

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Now you will get the Windows Setup Window. This is the part to select Language for your windows. Select ‘English’ and click Next. Also there will be a ‘INSTALL NOW’ button. Click on it and proceed to next step.

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There will be a license agreement. Check on ‘I ACCEPT’ and proceed to NEXT. After that there will be an option to install windows. ‘UPGRADE’ and ‘CUSTOM’. Right now we are installing a clean version so Click on CUSTOM

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In this step you will do partitioning of your drive. Be careful, this is the most important part of the Installation. In this you will allocate spaces to your drive. If you want to create a new drive, simply click on a drive and then click ‘NEW’. A new drive will be created.

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When you have created the drives, Simply Select the drive in which you want to install windows. Click ‘Format’, this will erase all the previous data on you that drive. Click on ‘NEXT’ to proceed.

Now you windows will start installing its files wait for a few minutes while it install. During this process don’t plug in or off your device. It might cause interruption and you might loose your data and have to begin the process all over again

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Now when you files are installed. Your PC will be rebooted and now you will see is a ‘User Settings’ Screen. Simply add your Name and password and proceed to ‘NEXT’

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Windows Step guide will ask, like Time Zone, Update Timing and Your Computers location. There are three types of location. ‘WORK’, ‘PUBLIC’ and ‘HOME’.

Now you have Installed you windows

Now you have Installed you windows Congratulations:- You have installed you windows. Now you can see is your desktop. It is simple to use, setup your desktop and enjoy.

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