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how to install windows operating systems from usb

Fadiyah Sameh
Fadiyah Sameh
Posted: 2015-04-07

There can be a lot of reasons where you face the need of installing windows operating systems through a portable USB device. The leading reason though would be that, cheap priced notebooks don’t come with a CD or DVD drive. And your running DVD or CD drives are not made for forever, rather DVD writers that come with your laptop are not that much viable or stable. In most cases, laptop or computers DVD writers doesn’t last even for about 2 years. Whether it is a notebook without a disk drive or a computer with a broken drive, you do have the option to install an operating system without them and from a portable USB drive popularly known to us as pen drives. So let’s jump into the action on how you can install XP or windows 7/8 or Vista on your own with a pen drive. For installing a windows operating system from pen drive what you need is a pen drive that has more than 1GB space or even more, a windows XP or 7/8/Vista CD or DVD and a software called Novicorp WinToFlash. You can download latest version of WinToFlash from this link. After downloading unzip the folder and click on WinToFlash.exe. A window will appear, just click next, then check the I accept EULA box and click next and then select Free License. Choose quick setup when it appears then click next to finish. You will see two modes, one is Wizard mode another is the Advanced mode. In Wizard mode, the software will help you to create a bootable pen drive by some clicks and checks. In Advanced mode, you will see there are options to transfer either your operating system files or make it bootable. To make your pen drive bootable, select the option that says “Transfer Windows XP/2003/7/8/Vista setup to USB drive.” Then click on Create, this will take you to a new window where you need to select your DVD or CD drive where you have put your operating systems CD/ DVD or you can copy the OS files in a folder inside your hard disk and select that folder as your “Windows Source Path.” Along with that select your pen drive location and click Run. That is it, the software will do the rest and make your pen drive a bootable one. You can run and install your desired operating system from this pen drive changing the BIOS bootable option to “Boot from USB.” Best of luck!

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