How to Create a Bootable Windows 7 USB Flash Drive


How to create a Bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive :  If you don’t have a windows 7 installation disk or if it is damaged, you can create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 7 on your PC. The process to create a bootable windows 7 USB flash drive is fairly easy, however you will have to have or download a copy of windows 7 ISO file.

Fortunately Microsoft provides Windows 7 ISO images as free downloads to the public.  You can download Windows 7 iso images from here and Once you have downloaded a Windows 7 ISO file, you can then follow the instructions provided below to create a Bootable windows 7 USB flash drive.

Instructions to create a Bootable Windows 7 USB Flash Drive 

Download Rufus and run it with Administrator rights.

  • Step 1: Select the USB drive.
  • Step 2: Select “ Select MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI “ ( Note: If your PC has UEFI bios, select the other two options. )
  • Step 3: Select NTFS for File system. ( Note: Select FAT32 if your PC UEFI bios. )
  • Step 4: Select the default Cluster size.
  • Step 5: Type in a name for the Bootable USB Flash Drive.
  • Step 6: Make sure you select these three options under Format options.
  1. Quick Format
  2. Create a Bootable disk using.
  3. Create extended labels and icon files.
  • Step 7: Select the dropdown menu next to Create a Bootable disk using and select ISO Image.
  • Step 8: Select the Drive icon next to ISO Image and then select the Windows 10 ISO file.
  • Step 9: Verify all the settings and then click on the Start button.

That’s it, now you’ll just have to wait for a couple minutes more and the Windows 10 Bootable USB Flash Drive should be ready for installing Windows 10 on your PC.

After a few minutes your Windows 7 Bootable  USB flash drive will be  ready for installation. Reboot your PC and set the bootable flash drive as a first boot priority in the bios settings. Save the bios settings and reboot once again to continue with the windows 7 installation process .

 Note: You have to allow booting from USB devices in your BIOS settings in order to proceed further with the windows 7 installation .

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