How to make a bootable USB drive in Windows 7

If you want to make a bootable USB drive in Windows 7:

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Making your usb bootable is useful when you find your DVD ROM not working or you don’t have one. Follow this tutorial to make a bootable usb drive windows 7.

Required
1. USB pen drive with atleast 4 GB space.
2. An application called ‘WinToFlash’. You can download this application from http://wintoflash.com/download/version-0-7-0010/ftp-1/ or http://wintoflash.com/download/en/

Steps to make a bootable USB drive Windows 7

1. Step After downloading WinToFlash application (in zip file), extract it by rightclicking and choose Extract here or Extract files or open it and extract. In my case, I have saved download to my desktop and I shall extract it here.

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2. Step Now you will see a folder named as ‘Novicorp WinToFlash 0.7.0010 beta’. Open it by double clicking on it.

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3. Step Inside, you will see an exe file ‘WinToFlash.exe’. Open it by double clicking on it.

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4. Step Click ‘Windows Setup transfer Wizard’ button.

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5. Step Click Next.

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6. Step Before going to next step, first put the Windows 7 installation disc to your DVD drive. Also plug-in the USB pen drive to your USB port. Then in the opened window in WinToFlash, select your Windows 7 installation disc path in Windows files path section. And USB drive path in USB drive section. Lastly click Next.

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7. Step Select ‘I Accepted the terms of the license agreement’ and click Continue.

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8. Step Make sure the USB pen drive is empty because it will be formatted now. In next window, click OK to format your pen drive.

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9. Step Now windows installation files are copied to the USB pen drive. Wait till the progress bar fills and then click Next.

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10. Step Finally click ‘Exit’. You have just made a bootable USB drive windows 7. Now you can use as your installation disc.

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Conclusion
It’s always useful to make bootable USB drive because your DVD ROM might not function some time and you need a bootable USB in that case. Beside, if your computer or other’s computers where you want to install windows 7 don’t have DVD ROM then it will be easy and useful if you have bootable USB pen drive.

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Published: Saturday, June 25th, 2011 Last Modified: June 25, 2011

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