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Install win 7/8 via USB method #2


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Its a quite easy guide : just see screens and do as directed

In photos text highlited with white is commands we typed and red is output we got

Requirements:A usb stick of minimum 4gb

2.Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation files.


1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system.

2.Open cmd as admin rights

click on start>run>(type)CMD

First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message.

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Next type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive. In the below screenshot my Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 1.

4. Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.

So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:







(Format process may take few seconds)



Don’t close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

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5. Next insert your Windows7/Windows 8 DVD into the optical drive and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. In this guide I will assume that your DVD drive letter is “E:” and USB drive letter is “H:

” (open my computer to know about it).

6. Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type  the following command now:

E: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “E” is your DVD drive letter.

CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.

Type another code in CMd


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Where “H” is your USB drive letter. Once you enter the above command you will see the below message.

8. Copy your Windows 7 or Windows 8 DVD contents to the USB flash drive.

boot pc and install

IF still any doubts ask in comments below

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Guest Prayaas Aggarwal

And Windows 8, ofcourse. It still has the capability to use BOOTMGR instead of BOOTNXT. And yes, Vista would also work. XP won't work as it needs NLTDR while we have BOOTMGR.

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