Setup Windows 7 from USB drive
AnyBurn can easily create windows 7 bootable USB drive, thus you can
setup Windows 7 without CD or DVD drive. This feature is very useful because
more and more computers are not equipped with a compact drive. To setup
Windows 7 from USB drive, please follow the steps,
Step1: Create Bootable USB Drive:
Start AnyBurn (v3.6 or newer version, download here).
Insert the USB drive you intend to boot from.
Click the button, "Create bootable USB
drive". If you are using Windows Vista or higher operating system,
you need confirm the UAC dialog to continue.
If you have a Windows 7 installation ISO file, you can
choose "Image file" for the source, and select the ISO file.
Otherwise, you need a Windows 7 installation compact disc. Insert the disc
in the drive, and choose "Compact disc" for the source.
Select the correct USB drive from the "Destination
USB drive" list. If multiple USB drives are connected to the computer,
please make sure that you have chosen the correct drive.
Choose the proper writing method. "USB-HDD" is
Click "Next" button to start creating
windows 7 bootable USB drive. Please notice that all data on USB drive
will be destroyed. You should see the detailed progress information during
writing USB drive.
If no errors occurred in the above process, you should now be
all set to setup Windows 7 from USB drive!
Step 2: Configuring the BIOS:
You should now reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to
boot from USB. Instructions for doing so wildly from system to system, but
generally entail the following:
Reboot the system.
While booting (before Windows starts loading), get into
the BIOS configuration screen by hitting something like F1, F2, Delete or
Escape. Hotkey instructions are generally provided on the screen.
Go to the section that contains your boot devices.
With your USB drive plugged in, the USB drive should be
listed. If it isnít, your system might not support booting from USB.
Assuming that it is supported (as is the case with virtually all modern
hardware), promote your USB drive to the primary boot device.
Exit from the BIOS configuration, saving all changes.
Please be careful when you change the BIOS settings, you can seriously screw up your system by providing incorrect
Step 3: Booting and setup windows 7 from USB
Assuming that you properly configured your BIOS and your USB
drive supports booting, Windows 7 setup should now load. Depending
on the speed of your USB drive, this may take a while.
If it isnít working, then double-check the following before
making a scene:
Is your BIOS properly configured for booting from the USB
device? (Is the USB device listed and does it have top priority?)
Have you correctly prepared the USB drive in step one?
(Restart the procedure.)
Does your USB drive properly support being booted from?
(Try another one!)
Note: The above guide works with Windows 7. It also works for Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.1, or Windows Vista. To setup Windows XP from USB
drive, please refer to another guide