Previously, I have shared with you the method to make bootable Windows 7 Pendrive without using
any special third party tool. But that requires Windows Vista or 7 already installed on your PC.
Some people may not have Windows Vista or 7 installed on their PCs.
So, today I am going to share a method using which we can make Windows 7 bootable Pendrive using a small Utility Software provided by Microsoft
Now let's start:
What we require:
1. Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. Get it from here.
2. Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (Only if you are using Windows xp). Get it from here.
3. Image Mastering API v2.0 (IMAPIv2.0) for Windows XP (KB932716). Get it from here.
4. Windows 7 ISO image file.
5. USB Pendrive with atleast 4 GB Capacity.
How do we do it:
First download Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
from above given link, and double-click it to install it.
Now goto Start>>All Programs>>Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool
click on Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool
Windows 7 USB DVD Download
tool will start.
Click on Browse
In Browse window, select the Windows 7 ISO image which you have already on your PC. If you don't have an ISO image,
you can also create ISO image from Windows 7 DVD.
Now click on Next
Choose media type USB Device
. Now insert your USB pendrive into your computer. Make sure you don't have any data on
that Pendrive as it will be formatted.
You will see a screen as shown below, Select your pendrive from the dropdown list (It is not selected already.)
and click Begin copying
It may show you a warning message saying "Not Enought Space", click on Erase USB Device
Again click on Yes
Tool will start formatting your USB Pendrive and after formatting it will start copying Windows files to USB Disk.
It may take a long time depending upon your Computer performance.
After It has finished copying files, close utility and eject your Pendrive.
You are done here!
Enjoy! Now you can install Windows 7 using this USB Pendrive. But for that you have to setup the computer to boot from USB Drive. You can go here
to see how to setup a computer to boot from USB pendrive.