How to install Windows from USB easily
This guide will show you how to install Windows using a USB flash drive for those who have a downloaded ISO Image of a Windows.
An ISO Image file is a kind of disk image that can make a bootable installation media. It can either be written on a DVD or a USB flash drive to make it bootable.
However just copying the ISO file or the extracted files from ISO to a USB won’t work because the USB needs to be bootable.
There are several tools that can be used to create a bootable installation USB. i.e, Microsoft’s own Windows 7 USB DVD Tool, UNetbootin, and Rufus etc.
In this guide, we are going to cover the Windows 7 USB Tool, and the Rufus method.
- A USB drive of at least 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
- ISO Image file of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
First of all download and install this free tool called Rufus from here.
Insert your USB drive, open the Rufus, and in the Partition scheme and target system type choose the option according to your Partition style and System type. If you have a new system that came with Windows 8 or later operating system already installed then most probably you should choose GPT partition scheme for UEFI.
A more detailed guide on finding the correct partition scheme and UEFI will be posted soon.
Click on the little CD Drive icon to browse and choose the ISO Image file.
Leave all other options as default, and proceed by clicking Start button.