Installing WIN7 from USB Stick

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by luxury54, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. luxury54

    luxury54 MDL Novice

    Aug 15, 2009
    #1 luxury54, Aug 20, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2009
    I found a way to install WIN7 from a 4GB usb stick that is installing much faster as from the DVD-ROM

    1.) just quick format the stick to NTFS from WIN7 or using HP Format tool
    2.) open a command prompt and type D: (suppose D is the DVD-ROM Drive with WIN7 Kit in it)
    3.) type cd D:\boot (suppose D is the WIN7 instalation DVD)
    4.) type bootsect /nt60 E: (suppose E is the letter of your USB Stick)
    5.) using windows explorer just simply copy the whole instalation Kit from DVD to the root of stick E
    6.) change settings in BIOS to boot from USB first

    You'll be surprised how fast will be the install and can be used on laptops without optical storage or if you want to give that little motor a break so it won't spin that much during instalation :D
  2. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

    Aug 25, 2007
    this is actually a longer more complicated method. From Vista/7 all you have to do is use diskpart to format the drive and set it active.
  3. stealthl

    stealthl MDL Novice

    Aug 22, 2009
    use ultraISO and run as administrator. Bootable/Write Disk Image choose your usb drive and you're ready to go
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  4. FireSokar

    FireSokar MDL Member

    May 1, 2009

    ok so now I've seen this a few different ways. Ive seen people say fat16 is best, I got mine working with fat32. and now your doing NTFS? Whats gonna be the difference and why are guides mentioning the Partition Format if it doesnt even matter...
  5. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

    Aug 25, 2007
    #8 HSChronic, Aug 22, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    This is the correct way to do it

    Open the elevated command prompt with administrator privileges and type the following commands.
    Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7000
    Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: AVIRAJ
    DISKPART> list disk
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          149 GB      0 B
      Disk 1    Online         3834 MB      0 B
    DISKPART> select disk 1
    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
    DISKPART> clean
    DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.
    DISKPART> create partition primary
    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.
    DISKPART> format fs=fat32 quick
      100 percent completed
    DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.
    DISKPART> active
    DiskPart marked the current partition as active.
    DISKPART> exit
    Leaving DiskPart...
    Now, just copy the files located on Windows 7 DVD Media
    As long as it is not FAT16 you will be fine, NTFS works the best because it can handle large files where FAT32 can't.