How to create a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive

In this tutorial I’ll show you a quick and dirty procedure of making a Windows 7 bootable USB (with Windows 7 Setup files).

You’ll need:– A Windows 7 computer
– A USB flash drive (4GB for classic Windows 7 Installer, 8GB for the Windows 7 All-In-One Installer)

1. Press the WindowsKey + R (or Start>Run) and type cmd
2. Type diskpart. Once in the console, type list disk

on this example, the USB flash drive is at Disk 1.

3. Type select disk 1. Make sure you select the CORRECT disk, because if you made errors, your computer can become unusable (imagine formatting with your C: drive instead of the USB drive)

4. Once selected, do this at the prompt

DISKPART> create partition primary
DISKPART> active
DISKPART> format quick
DISKPART> assign

5. Type exit to quit the partitioning tool. Then close the terminal window.

6. If you have mounted the Windows 7 disk, then copy all files to the USB drive. If you plan to use the AIO (all in one) installer, again just copy all the files to the USB drive.

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