Transfer, Run Windows 7 Setup From Flash USB Pen Drive – Easy Install [ Working Procedure]

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on May 4, 2011


Technology is changing day by day in recent passing years, the use of CD and DVD in computers has decreased a lot with at the upcoming tablets and netbooks people have started using pen drives and other flash based removable storage devices for storing and transferring data to other computers on the move, the flash based memory storage devices has become so affordable and portable that people prefer them over CD or DVD for carrying their data.

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Now for those who has just purchased a netbook or laptop with out a CD or DVD drive, can now install windows 7 from a flash storage device and does not need to wait for your computer to burn a cd or DVD which you can then you use to install windows 7, now you can install it from a pen drive which should be at least 4 Gb of capacity to store the setup and should be blank or freshly formatted with no data on it.

Now in order to install windows 7 from a pen drive you will need to copy all file and folder of windows 7 setup from the iso image.

Transferring Windows 7 Setup Files To USB Drive

There are many ways with which you can transfer and run windows setup from USB pen drive, some of the ways you can refer here and here. Today we are going to tell you the most simplest method with which you don’t need to worry about the files being copied from windows 7 iso image to pen drive.


UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. UNetbootin can create a bootable Live USB drive, or it can make a “frugal install” on your local hard disk if you don’t have a USB drive. It loads distributions either by downloading a ISO (CD image) files for you.


Please Note: It supports Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, or Linux, or Mac OS X 10.5+ and the resulting USB drives are bootable only on PCs (not on Macs).

Once it has started copying the files it will take some time to format your USB drive and copy all files from ISO image to USB pen drive, it should take around 15 minutes to transfer all the setup files.

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Once files are copied to your USB drive, you will need to reboot and change the preferences under bios, you can enter the BIOS setting you will need to press usually F1, F2, F12, ESC, Backspace, or Escape key. Once you have specified to boot from USB pen drive under boot preference order you can run the setup on next system restart it will detect your USB pen drive with windows 7 setup files.

Please Note: Some old mother board on computer does not support to boot from USB pen drive for running windows setup.

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Xantes May 6, 2011 at 2:44 am

UNetbootin not as efficient as WinToFlash from Novicorpfor the very simple reason that DOESN’T format your flash drive!

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