Microsoft Windows 7 on USB: Two Reasons Why
Good article.. and I do hope Microsoft decides to package and sell Windows 7 on USB sticks.. because on hardware that supports it, booting to USB and installing the OS from that is pretty cool.. and pretty fast.
But I’m not sure what all the fuss is about. It’s very easy to create your own bootable USB stick and copy the contents of the Windows 7 (or Windows Server 2008 R2) installation to it, and then boot into it.
Yeah. In fact, I’ve attached a document to this blog post that I created for a user group “Load Fest” I helped with several weeks ago. It gives you a step-by-step on how to prepare the USB stick prior to copying the DVD (or a mounted .ISO) onto it.
Hope you find it useful!
How to prepare a USB thumbdrive to boot and install Windows 7.docx
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There was a TechNet Edge video a while ago that showed how to do this. I was shocked how much faster it was than using the DVD.
Yeah.. that Edge video was good. Here’s the link for those of you that missed it: http://edge.technet.com/Media/Installing-Win7-using-a-USB-Stick/