When you download Windows from Microsoft Store, you have two options: You can download a collection of compressed files, or you can download an ISO file. An ISO file combines all the Windows installation files into a single uncompressed file. This allows you to install Windows onto your machine without having to first run an existing operating system.
Chances are you'll need to install Windows 7 from a USB device if you have a tabletor small laptop or netbook device, few of which include optical drives as standard hardware. This means that you must get the Windows 7 setup files onto a flash drive or any USB based storage and then boot from that flash drive to get the Windows 7 installation process started. However, simply copying the files from your Windows 7 DVD to a flash drive won't work.
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As time passes, more and more PCs are being built without an optical drive. When the time comes to reinstall or upgrade Windows, an issue can arise: Where does that setup DVD go? The answer: On a flash drive.
Installing Windows XP to a USB flash drive can be useful in case your hard drive ever crashes or your computer becomes infected with a virus. You cannot simply insert the drive into your computer and begin installing to it Windows XP. Restart your computer and access your BIOS setup screen.
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You are using this guide at your own risk. I don't take any responsibility for any problems. This guide was made due to the needs of HP netbook owners which haven't got optical drive, but it works on other notebooks too.
First, we need create a rescue USB drive which can boot the computer. Please follow the steps. Run PowerISO rescue media utility. You can download it here.
Ever faced a virus attack on your PC? Have an old laptop that refuses to boot up one fine day, throwing up errors such as bootmgr missing or NTLDR missing? Your best option in both these cases may be to reinstall Windows on your computer. When you first use your computer, you're prompted to create a DVD backup of your Windows install, but keeping a DVD safely and not losing it can be a bother.