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A Bootable USB utility to create bootable USB drives for Win 7 and Server 2008

A Bootable USB utility to create bootable USB drives for Win 7 and Server 2008

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(From www.askvg.com)

 

Imagine a situation where you need to install Windows Vista or 7 in a system but you don't have access to DVD drive. We all know Windows Vista, Server 2008 or 7 comes in DVDs and you'll need a DVD drive to install them. Then how will you install them? The solution is, you can create a bootable USB drive which can be used to install Windows without using DVD drive.

nA askvg.com reader created a small utility which creates a bootable USB drive to install Windows Vista, Server 2008 or Windows 7.

Prerequisites:

  • A USB Drive (4 GB or more)
  • Windows Vista, Server 2008 or 7 ISO image or DVD
  • Host OS: Windows Vista (SP1 or SP2), Server 2008 or 7

How to Use:

Once you meet the requirements, run the utility. Its a portable utility so doesn't need installation. Simply run it and check the option "I have read and accepted the following License Agreement". Now click on OK button and it'll launch the main application.

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It also shows a Help window so that you can use the utility easily. The utility requires only 4 easy steps to follow:

  • Check USB drive (To check whether your USB drive is attached or not)
  • Format USB drive
  • Choose DVD or ISO image (To copy the required files to USB drive)
  • Start the process to create bootable USB drive

Download Links:

Download Link (Rapidshare)

Download Link (Mediafire)

Download Link (Skydrive)

PS: It also works in 64-bit Windows versions.

Comments
  • You don't NEED a tool to make a bootable USB drive. Windows 7 does have a tool called bootsect in the boot folder of the dvd which you can use. After that just copy the whole dvd content to the usb stick... (you maybe first have to make the partition 'active' with diskpart...which is also part of Windows 7 / Vista / 2008).

    Don't get me wrong..it IS a nice tool for people who don't know how to use the tools from the Windows 7 dvd....

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