[Guide] Windows 7 installation from USB flash drive

By | 28 February, 2018

How to install win 7 on a flash drive

To install Windows 7 from a USB Flash drive you need a Windows 7 installation DVD and a USB drive with a minimum capacity of 4 GB. Next thing, you’re going to need is a piece of software called the windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.

  • Download windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool:

  • Download Windows 7 ISO Image Files:

Create Windows 7 Bootable USB Drive From ISO File

Step 1: Insert USB to your computer, Run windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool from your programs.

Click “Browse” button, then select Windows 7 ISO file and click “Open”.

Click “next”

In there, you have two options. One is to create USB device for boot and one is to create a DVD. Cho0se “USB device”.

Your USB will be automatically picked up by the by the tool. Choose USB device and the next step is to “Begin copying”

You need to wait for the percentages process to go up to 100 and complete.

Windows 7 Installation Step by Step

Step 1: Insert the Windows 7 operating system disk into your DVD drive or Windows 7 Bootable USB, and then restart your computer

Step 2: You will see a prompt that says “Press any key to continue” after the ZT logo disappears. When  you see this press any key immediately.

Step 3: Starting Windows with the Windows 7 logo will appear.

Step 4: Language options, by default English will be set along with “time and currency format” and “keyboard or input method”

Step 5. Click “Install Now”

Step 6. Check the box to accept, and click “Next”

Step 7.“Which type of installation?” window will appear. Upgrade will be greyed out; the only option you should be able to choose is Custom (advanced).

Step 8. “Where do you want to install windows?” Make sure the partition is highlighted.


Step 9. Delete the partition by clicking on Drive options (advanced) on the bottom right corner of the field. Make sure the partition is highlighted and click on Delete. If drive advanced options is greyed out, then the partition will not have to be deleted.

NOTE: Deleting the partitions will erase all data on the system

Step 10. Disk 0 Unallocated Space should be the only listing at this point. If it is press next, If not please proceed to delete any additional partitions that may be listed


Step 11.The next screen will show “Installing Windows”. This process should take approximately 10 minutes after which the system will reboot


*NOTE: Do not press any keys during this boot up process so as to not disturb the rest of the installation.

Step 12.The next screen will show “Installing Windows” again to complete the installation process.

Step 13. “Setup is starting Windows” will appear on the screen, then you will be asked to create a user name and a computer name.

Step 14. The next step will prompt you to create a password for your account (optional).

Step 15.The next screen will come up and ask you to choose one of three options: “Use recommended settings”, “Install important updates only” and “Ask me later”.

Step 16.This screen will allow you to choose your local time zone and also adjust the date and time.

Step 17.Click on the appropriate location of your computer to enable Windows 7 to apply the correct network settings.

The installation is done! You have successfully installed Windows 7 on your ZT computer.

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