Install Windows from usb, Boot Windows XP, Vista and 7 from USB drive..

posted by Firas Sameer on January 20, 2011 in SW/HD Maintenance with 12 comments
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Will I be able to Boot Windows, install Windows from USB stick directly?

Yes, you will be able to install Windows from usb, boot Windows XP, Vista or Win 7 on any PC or laptop that you want from a USB memory stick as per the Windows version you have prepared to use.

Booting my computer using USB memory stick is it only for installing Windows?

boot windows install windowsFor many reasons, you might need to use the USB memory stick to boot windows on your PC or laptop if you don’t have a CD/DVD drive, maybe for maintenance purposes, or maybe you need to install any Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 on a notepad so in this case you need to boot from a USB stick.

Do all computers have the USB booting facility?

Old computers don’t support the USB booting facility though even with the new PCs sometimes you need to manage the Booting sequence to activate the USB Boot.

What do I need to have a Bootable USB memory stick?

You need to have the following:

  • 4 GB USB memory stick
  • CD/DVD of the desired Windows such as Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.
  • A FREE tool called Novicorp WinToFlash
  • A Couple of minutes to perform the operation

 
Note: You need to backup all your data stored in the USB memory stick as it will be formatted.
 

How can I download and use Novicorp WinToFlash?

First of all to download Novicorp WinToFlash you can click on the below button to be directed to the download page:

Download WinToFlash

Secondly, and for the installation part you may follow the below instructions:

  • Insert the desired USB memory stick into your computer/laptop usb port.
  • Insert your Windows CD/DVD into the CD/DVD drive.
  • Unzip the file Novicorp WinToFlash with WinRar tool.
  • You will find the result as shown below, double click on the WinToFlash.exe application icon.

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  • Click on Accept for the terms and conditions.

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  • Here, you can use the Advanced mode tab for other functionality but for normal purpose and usage you may click on the Windows Setup Transfer Wizard button.

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  • Click on Next to continue.

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  • Select the source path and distention and click on Next to continue.

 
This is so IMPORTANT step, you need to select the CD/DVD drive letter were the Windows CD/DVD is located (so the files will be copied from as the source), and also to select the drive letter of the USB, hence if you have several USB flash memories plugged in to the computer you have to be careful as the desired USB stick will be formated.
 

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  • Accept the License Agreement and click on Continue.

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  • A warning message will pop up reminding you that the destination will be formatted (the USB memory stick) so you have to be sure 100% that you have selected the correct drive letter from the previous step, then click on OK.

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  • Wait for around 10 minutes to compete the file transfer.

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  • Click on Next when finished.

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  • Click on Exit.

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How to use this Bootable USB memory stick to install Windows?

Now, after you have completed all the above processes you can use this USB memory flash to install Windows that you have selected whether it is Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 on any computer.

 
But in order to make this happen, you need to select the USB as the first bootable device from your motherboard BIOS so you can boot Windows (for more information you can refer to “Windows XP installation process” ).
 

And in all cases, you can follow the simple and direct process of Windows installation by reading the tutorials and watching the videos there from the below links:

 
This is how to install windows from usb, if you have other methods on how to use this tutorial, you may POST your COMMENTS below.
 

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