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How to prepare USB media for Windows 7 installation

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I have blogged earlier about creating a USB media for Windows 7 Installation. I recently found out, there is a better way! Microsoft Store guys have Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool which makes creating USB media for installation easy. The first step is to download and install the tool. Once you do that, launch the tool and select source ISO file. Click next: Next, select “USB Device” in media type: In Step 3, select appropriate USB device from the list and click “Begin Copying”. Make sure your USB drive is…read more

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Install Windows 7 from Bootable USB Drive

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If you ever wondered how can you make your Windows 7 installation process faster or more convenient (in my case convenient as I don’t have a DVD drive in my laptop, I replaced it with extra HDD), you will be happy to know that it is possible to install Windows 7 from a bootable USB key. Cesar has documented the process here. I would like to add to the process documented above. In my experience, I did not have to do Step 1 mentioned above. I decided to skip it…read more

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