Sometimes you may be searching for information regarding installing Windows from USB. Here are the step by step instructions. Before proceeding make sure we have
- A personal computer which supports USB booting
- Windows CD
- USB Pen drive (minimum 4 GB preferred even though job can be done with 2 GB pen drive.
- WinSetUpFromUSB Application - is a software which creates USB bootable Windows from Windows installation CD.
Step 2: Insert the pen drive
Step 3: Run WinSetUpFromUSB in the computer.
Step 4: Select Autoformat it with FBinst ,in the sub menu select NTFS
Step 5: Select the CD drive in which contains OS to be installed in the ‘Add to USB Disk pane’. Here I have selected XP. The screen will look like the screen shot given below
Step 6: Now hit Go. Wait for sometime to finish the job.
Step 7: Detach the pen drive and connect it to the computer to which Windows need to be installed.
Step 8: Enter the BIOS and set the USB as the first boot device and continue. Now the installation of Windows proceeds like that we do it from CD.
Note: If you want to install Windows in pen drive; check the advanced options and then select ‘Prepare Windows 2000/XP/2003 to be installed on USB’ after step: 5 then hit GO