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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Make a Bootable USB Windows 7

If you want to install Windows 7 on your device, using a USB is a much quicker method. In this article, we teach you how to make a bootable USB Windows 7. Read the following content to find out more.

Steps for Creating a Bootable USB

To install Windows 7 with a bootable USB drive, you will need a bootable USB with at least 8 GB of free storage. Ensure that there is no vital content in your USB drive since it will be erased.

Section 1: Get Ready

  1. Connect your USB flash drive to your device.
  2. Go to the Start menu.
  3. Type cmd into the Windows search bar.
  4. Right-click on the first result.
  5. Choose the Run as administrator option from the menu.
  6. Once the Command Prompt window pops up, copy and paste the following command: diskpart
  7. Hit the Enter button.
  8. Then, copy and paste this command: list disk
  9. Hit Enter.
  10. Now you can find a list included with your all disks. Your USB drive can be shown as Disk 0, Disk 1, and Disk 2. In the picture below, the USB drive is listed as Disk 1.
  11. Type this command: select disk “disk number”
  12. In the above command, you should replace disk 0, disk 1, or disk 2 with the disk number part, depending on your USB flash drive number.
  13. Now, the Disk X is now the selected disk message pops up.
  14. Type the clean command and hit the Enter button.
  15. Now, you should see the DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk message.
  16. Once you have cleaned your USB drive, you need to format it.
  17. Copy and paste the select disk “the number of your USB drive” command.
  18. Hit Enter.
  19. Copy and paste this command: create partition primary
  20. Hit Enter.
  21. Type select partition 1.
  22. Type this command: active
  23. Hit the Enter button.
  24. Copy and paste the following command: format FS=NTFS

Section 2: Create or Download an ISO

  1. Go to the Microsoft website.
  2. Download the Windows 7 SP1 ISO. Note that you need a product key that included 25 characters.

Section 3: Make Your Installation USB Drive

  1. Download Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.
  2. Open the setup file.
  3. Then, double-click on Windows USB/DVD Download Tool to run it.
  4. Hit the Browse file to locate your Windows 7 ISO file.
  5. Hit the Next button.
  6. Select the USB device option.
  7. Choose your USB flash drive from the drop-down menu.
  8. Hit the Begin copying button.
  9. Now, you need to wait for some time until the process finishes.
  10. Once the process is finished, exit the download tool.

Section 4: Install Windows 7 by USB

Start your PC from USB, or instead, you can change the boot order. Changing the boot order will run the installation of Windows 7 from the USB first.


Sometimes you need to install Windows 7 from a bootable USB drive. This method is much faster than others. In this article, we illustrated how to make a bootable USB Windows 7 step by step. Do you know any other methods? Share your ideas with us.

Kimia Sh

Kimia is an accomplished author and technology enthusiast with a keen interest in writing about Windows tips and tricks. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Kimia always had a fascination for technology and its ever-evolving capabilities. After completing her studies in Computer Science, Kimia started working in the software development industry, where she gained extensive experience and technical expertise. Her passion for writing about technology led her to create a blog focused on providing Windows users with useful tips and tricks. Kimia's blog quickly gained popularity, and she became known for her ability to communicate technical concepts in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner. Her articles are praised for their clarity and practicality, and she has developed a loyal following of readers who look to her for advice on getting the most out of their Windows systems. In addition to writing about technology, Kimia is also an accomplished software developer and has contributed to the development of numerous applications and software programs. Her technical expertise gives her a unique perspective on the challenges faced by Windows users, and she is always seeking out new ways to make their lives easier and more efficient. When she's not working on her blog or developing software, Kimia enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid traveler and loves to explore new cultures and cuisines. Overall, Kimia is a talented author and technology expert who is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. Her dedication to providing practical, useful advice to Windows users has made her a respected figure in the industry, and she continues to inspire and educate others through her work on her blog and beyond.

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