Sunday, July 10, 2011

Install Windows 7 XP Vista from USB or Pendrive

The use of Optical Drives is certainly reduced as USB storage devices have taken their place offering additional benefits. Seriously, I too use my DVD Drive for Formatting and re-installing so, here’s an easiest way to install any version of Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003, 2008) using Bootable USB stick or Pen Drive.

Until few years ago, such an operation required the use of the command prompt and it was quite complex. Fortunately, the open source community is always ready to offer solutions that simplify life for Windows users and it is one of those fans who have made freely available software that can prepare us for the USB Drive in few steps.

You need following things:
  • Windows DVD or it’s ISO Image
  • Virtual CD or any Optical drive emulation software
  • WinToFlash 
  • USB Drive (minimum capacity = 4GB) or External hard disk

Click here to download WINFLASH
Steps to Install Windows 7 XP Vista from USB or Pendrive:

  • Before starting, it is assumed that you have inserted Windows DVD in Optical Drive or mounted Virtual DVD Image.
  • WinToFlash doesn’t require installation, Download the ZIP file and extract it. Execute WinToFlash.exe and go to Andvanced Mode tab.
Advanced Mode tab for Wintoflash

  • After selecting the task you want to perform, In Windows Path, Browse the Path of Drive where Windows CD / DVD is located. It is generally the emulated drive or the real drive where DVD is inserted. Set the Path of USB where Pendrive is inserted and Press “Run” Button.
Basic parameter for Selecting Source path and USB drive path

  • Here, Windows may warn you about Formatting USB stick so, continue with it and at the end of process, you will have Bootable USB stick of Windows.
  • Now, Enter BIOS and set First Bootable device as USB to start installing Windows which is exactly similar to how you did it using DVD.

That's all.... 
I hope you all like this.. If you have any queries ask me in form of comments.


  1. give the full detail how make windows xp sp2 iso image file to bootable to pendrive pls zsir give detail thanks with regards

  2. Thank you,sir for posting installation of windows XP through USB.

  3. nice post.. but plz can u tell me HOW TO BYPASS A PASSWORD PROTECTED PENDRIVE.It will be a great help if u do so... Thanx

  4. Its very simple to install windows to ur comp.....just follow the steps:-
    1.Copy all the files from the windows installation cd to ur formated pendrive.
    2.Restart ur pc and enter BIOS setup and change boot disk priority from harddisk to removable disk..
    3.Restart ur pc and let the setup begin and execute.
    4.When the pc restarts itself again ,change the boot disk priority to harddisk again.Leave the pendrive inthe port..And finally ur setup will be completed successfully.

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  7. HELP ME PLEASE:..i want install Ubuntu open souse operating system in my laptop (using flash drive)) and how to dual boot setting for windows 7 & Ubuntu. Ur help will be highly appreciated.


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