Install Vista and Windows 7 using bootable USB storage device

by satheeshkumar 2012-08-15 19:01:16

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
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