To boot your windows 7 system, you can either make it to directly use your hard disk tool or you can also use the USB flash drive. The USB flash drive booting setup can be installed by just simply changing your BIOS settings in the system. In this article, explore the ways to boot your Windows 7 by using USB.
BIOS settings can be changed by using the BIOS keys in your keyboard. The BIOS keys vary from one manufacturer to the other. Thereby, you can either refer your manual or can enter your bios keys into search engines.
Booting Windows 7 via USB
Booting windows 7 through a USB is a simple process unless you have an USB with proper booting files in it. You need to copy your windows 7 installation files into the USB. So, you can use that USB for the booting purpose. You cannot simply copy the files and get guaranteed of using that USB as a booting drive. You have to specially prepare the USB device and then properly copy the Windows 7 install files to it before it’ll work as you expect.
How to setup the USB drive as a Booting device
Here are some steps to setup the USB drive as a booting device.
1) ISO File
If you have a purchased ISO file directly from the Windows then you can directly copy the ISO file from the system and copy it into your USB flash drive.
You need to have a original copy of your Windows 7 operating system in order to get access to the original booting program files. Plug in the USB drive into your system and also insert the original DVD. Copy/Burn the booting files in the DVD onto your USB disk. This ensures that your USB flash drive is now set up as booting device.
3) Download the files directly from Windows
You can also directly download the windows files from the Windows 7 website by agreeing to their limitations. Thereby, you can directly download them and copy the files on to your USB drive.
Ensure that you have a USB drive with a storage of 4GB or more to copy all the booting files of Windows 7 and get clear access to them.
Steps to Boot Windows 7 through USB
After setting up your USB flash drive you need to follow the below mentioned steps to complete your booting successfully.
Booting Windows 7 through USB device
To enter into the booting process, we need to first get access to the BIOS. Below are the entire steps you need to follow.
- Restart your system
Enter the windows key and shut down your system. After shutting down restart it by hitting the power button.
- Enter the BIOS key
Immediately when the system starts to process the turn on, randomly start hitting the BIOS key for the BIOS menu to get accessed.
- Open BOOT ORDER
When the BIOS page appears, go the boot order menu using the keys and press enter. Select the USB option in the BOOT ORDER menu. You’ll need to move the USB booting option to the top of the list as depicted in the picture below by using suitable keys. Generally, you can use the + key. This may vary.
- Save and Exit the BIOS
After you bring the USB drive option to the top of the list, ensure that you’ve saved the changes and exit from the BIOS menu. Press the confirm key when prompted.
- Select the boot device
The system may restart once you have saved your changes. Restart your system if it does not show any options of your booting devices. You need to restart the device with the USB device plugged in. Press the boot key and you’ll find some booting options. Select the appropriate USB booting device and press the return key. Thereby, your booting process is complete.
Note: Do not remove your USB flash drive through the entire booting process otherwise, the system will consider the other booting options available and will complete the process through them.
Thereby, you’ve got your system to be booted through a USB device.
Those are a few steps through which you can boot your device in windows through a USB flash drive. For more of some interesting content in relation to Windows tools and how to articles visit https://morphigo.com/. Comment your views below and also share the content if you would love to.
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