Today, I want to show you how to create a bootable USB for Windows Installation. Microsoft offers Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool which is capable of creating a bootable USB drive. However, you might encounter issues when you are currently running Windows 32-bit Operating System in creating the bootable drive. You need to have a 32-bit bootsect.exe for Windows 7 to accomplish the task. Take note that Microsoft EULA prohibits distribution of such bootsect.exe. Hence I could not post that file in here. So better try searching through google and wishing you luck if you find one.
There are a lot of solutions to resolve the above mentioned problem but I don’t like to go through a tedious manual creation of those files but if you want it then you can try. You may use MBRwizard if you using Windows XP.
Is there an easiest way to create a bootable USB drive for Windows? Of course, yes.
After a couple of researches, I found a very simple way of creating a bootable USB for Windows 7 and I want to show you all of the details including the screenshots. Also, at the bottom of the page are direct download links for the software that I was using to create the bootable USB flash drive.
So let’s get started.
1. Go to www.wintoflash.com, choose the language you want and click ‘Download’.
2. Under the Latest Version section, click on ‘Download WinToFlash from FindmySoft’.
16. If you want to choose a specific task to do then use the ‘Advanced mode’.
18. You can directly point the path to your CD/DVD rom if you are going to make a copy of windows from an optical disk. Or you can simply point the path to the folder of Windows installer files. And choose the correct drive location of your USB then click ‘Next’.
22. After the drive has been formatted, it will now start to copy the windows files into your USB drive. This takes about 10-15 minutes. If you have a fast computer, I bet that this would only be done in less than 10 minutes.
All set. I hope this article helpful to you guys.