How To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive From ISO File To Install Windows 7

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Considering that we’ve explained what are iso files and how to mount/extract/burn iso images, you shouldn’t be surprised if we tell you that you could install Windows 7 on your PC with the help of an iso file, and you don’t even require the installation CD for that purpose.

You can purchase and download it easily from the Microsoft store (the iso file that is). Once you purchase a copy of Windows 7 ISO file and download it on your computer, you have two options to go with.

First, you can create a bootable DVD. Second option would be to create a bootable USB flash drive. After creating the bootable media, you can install Windows 7 easily from it.

You could burn the iso file on a DVD using the built-in Windows 7 ISO image burner. Now the question is how to create a bootable USB flash drive from this file? As always, we are here to help. This article will teach you the step by step procedure to make it by using a tool known as Windows 7USB/DVD download tool.

Here are the steps.

1. Download and install Windows 7USB/DVD download tool.

2.  Open it and click on “Browse” button to select the ISO file from the location where it is downloaded.

Windows 7 USB DVD iso download

3. After selecting ISO file, click on “Next” button.

Windows 7 USB DVD1

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4. Now you have to select the storage device to create a Windows 7 bootable drive. If you select USB drive then you can burn the ISO file to a thumb drive and if you select DVD then a bootable DVD could be created. Since, here we intend to make a bootable USB drive therefore we choose the first option.

Windows7 USB DVD media

5.  Insert the NTFS formatted USB device. Note that the device size should be more than 4GB. Click on “Begin copying” button.

USBDVD Download tool

6. It will start the burning process. It will take some time. When the process is finished (100% copying complete), close the application.

bootable usb windows 7 drive

7. Now go to windows explorer to open the USB drive. You will see all the installation files inside the drive.

bootable windows 7 USB drive

8. You can use this thumb drive as a bootable device. Only thing you need to do is restart your computer, go to BIOS settings and change the boot order inside BIOS settings from CD/DVD to USB flash drive. That’ll make sure that the system checks the USB drive first when starting up.

That’s it. If you want are going to purchase Windows 7 then you could make use of this process. It reduces the shipping cost and saves you time. You may also test drive Windows 7 before purchasing it.

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  • Dhruvnagar175

    is it work with windows xp crystal edition iso too ?……….

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  • arif

    is it work with windows xp crystal edition iso too ?

  • Matt

    Tells me “The selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again.”

  • Eric

    Tried it to install Windows 8. The process was smooth, until I realised the usb flash drive was not bootable!

  • Andy

    lol, if you are having issues such as “invalid ISO file” it is corrupt just re-download it. and this will work on all ISO files that are boot-able which is generally why a file is formatted into ISO format

  • PERVEZ

    MATT THAT WAS NRG FILE SO PLZ SELECT OR COPY AS IMAGE IN ISO FILE THROUHG NERO

  • prince

    it dosent work they are all busterds laying

  • Kojo K.

    Unfortunately that Software has one big mistake!
    I am having a Win 7 iso which allows me to choose which version to install (starter, home, home premium, ultimate and so on), but using the software to put it on a pen drive changes it to only being HOME PREMIUM

    so this piece of software is USELESS

    But do we expect from Microsoft??

  • mohit

    this is not a valid iso file please try again later

  • Rajeev

    this not work with x64 operating system any tool for installing windows 7 x64

  • Hassan

    the slected file is not valid ISO file??????????

  • Anand

    pl. type the error in youtube

  • richard

    Guys, i think this video also very useful. Method shown in this video is very informative and easy. Hope it works for you also :)
    http://youtu.be/mT24TtxplQg