Install Vista and Windows 7 using bootable USB storage device
Install Vista and Windows 7 using bootable USB storage device,
Windows Vista and Windows 7 can be installed via a bootable USB drive as well.
1. Plug your USB storage device and run CMD and execute the following commands one after another.
Diskpart - Run Disk partition utility
List disk - To get disk index that is used to perform disk partitioning.
Select disk 1 - Selects disk to perform disk partitioning.
Clean - Flush your existing all USB drive’s partitions.
Create partition primary - Creates a partition as primary partition.
Format recommended - Format your USB drive with recommended parameters. (No need to worry about file system format)
Active - Set the partition as active to hold bootmgr.
Exit - To quit Diskpart utility
2. After executing the above commands simply copy all Windows Vista/7 files from DVD/Backup storage to USB storage device.
3. Change boot settings from BIOS and set it to boot with your USB drive, you can install Windows Vista/7 via bootable USB storage device. That is it.
Note: For boot problems try Fixing your USB Storage drive with the command I:BootBootsect.exe /NT60 I: where I: is the drive letter of USB storage device