Create Bootable USB Flash Drive for Windows 7 or Vista Netbook Install

Windows Vista
Published on 27 Jan 2020 / In Operating Systems & Utilities

** Please note that you CAN use NTFS when formatting the drive. You can substitute "fs=fat32" for "fs=ntfs" if you would like

*Please make sure that you go into your netbook's BIOS and set the USB thumbdrive as the first bootable device. This way when you're done with this process, just keep it plugged in and reboot and setup should start*

Another simple GUI tool for copying an ISO file to a USB drive is to use Microsoft's new USB/DVD Download tool:

This quick video is to demonstrate how one would take the Windows 7 DVD image (ISO) and copy the setup files so that one can install Windows 7 via a USB flash drive. I used this process to install Win 7 on my new Acer Aspire One Netbook. All hardware was detected flawlessly BTW. Very quick. Very pleased.

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