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Windows 7: What is the best way to create win7 usb installation drive

20 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
What is the best way to create win7 usb installation drive

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CREATE WIN7 INSTALLATION DRIVE?? i know there are many softwares and techniques out there in creating usb installation drives ,i have tried many but none seem to work, please help !!! quick

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20 Dec 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Papaflex,

I've found that using either option in the tutorial below works well for me. You might see how it works for you.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
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21 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Note:if you are using windows xp
you need framework 2.0 and API v2.0 to Run Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool .
framework 2.0
API v2.0

And here other tool works only on vista and later .
Developed by Josh Cell :

WinUSB Maker, is a tool to make dynamically any Removable Device as bootable with Windows Setup.

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008 / 2011 Family
  • Embedded and Others based in Windows Vista / 7 / 8
* .NET Framework v4.0 is required
* All versions / editions, including x64 systems
* PE / Live CD's Bootable Disks of this versions are supported
* Norton Ghost Live CD / Others based in 6.x Windows setup modules are supported

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21 Dec 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

You need net frame 4 for that tool.

Save yourself a lot of hassle and get the free (unregistered) PowerIso - does a lot of other useful things, too.

Just click the download link on this page : PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive, DAA File

Start PowerISO

Insert the USB drive you intend to boot from.

Choose the menu "Tools > Create Bootable USB Drive". The "Create Bootable USB Drive" dialog will popup. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system, you need confirm the UAC dialog to continue.

In "Create Bootable USB Drive" dialog, click "..." button and browse to the iso file of Windows 7.

Select the correct USB drive from the "Destination USB Drive" list if multiple USB drives are connected to the computer.

Choose the proper writing method. "USB-HDD" is recommended.

Click "Start" button to start creating windows 7 bootable USB drive.
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21 Dec 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP


Easiest I've found is this tool which runs without even installing, writing Win7 to stick in one click once you load the ISO with Win7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer
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21 Dec 2011   #6
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

+1 for the Universal USB Installer. Tried using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. It claimed to work, but when I tried to boot from the USB, that failed. In contrast, the Universal USB Installer worked great.
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