Flash Drive as Installation Media for Windows

21 Feb

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  • Plug in the Flash drive and once it is ready open
    Windows Explorer.
  • Right click on the flash drive icon and select ‘Format…’.
  • Select FAT32 as ‘File System’.
  • Select the Allocation Unit Size as ‘4096 Bytes’.
  • Provide the ‘Volume Level’ of the drive.
  • Uncheck ‘Quick Format’.
  • Click on ‘Start’.
  • Click ‘Yes’ on the confirmation dialog box.
  • Click ‘OK’ on format complete dialog box.
  • Navigate to the location where your installation files of Windows 7 are located.
  • Select and copy all the files.
  • Paste these files on the root of the flash drive.

Once the copying is complete this flash drive can be used as a bootable installation media for Windows 7.   This process can be used for other versions of Windows also.

Boot the system from USB using BIOS settings.

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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Windows, Windows 7


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