How to Install Windows 7 using Pendrive!

CD-ROM not working but still wanted to install Windows 7? It is now possible to make your Pendrive bootable with just a few clicks and install Windows 7 to your PC..

Using CD’s has been out of fashion today with the increasing trend of using Pendrives (Flash drives). Pen drives have now become an eternal part of our storage devices arcade and are even used for installation of Operating system on your PC which was once traditionally done using CD-ROMs. I would like to introduce a tool called “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool” which lets you create bootable version of your Operating system ISO file directly to your USB Pendrive or DVD. The tool comes directly from Microsoft Store and is available Free of Cost for Licensed users.

Steps to use the USB tool (post-installation)

  1. Using the Start menu, run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.

  2. Select the source file (.iso) using the Browse button from your Computer. The window shall look somewhat like this:

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Note: You can create an ISO file of the Setup through software like WinZip or 7-zip. Even your CD Burning software are able to create an ISO file or popularly known as “Image files”.

  1. Select an option whether you want to create a Bootable USB device for installation or a burn to a DVD. In our case, we will go for USB Device.

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  1. Insert the Pendrive to your machine and select the appropriate drive as given below.

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  1. After this, press the button “Begin Copying”. If the Pendrive is not empty, it will ask you to format the pendrive.

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  1. Once formatting is done, it will automatically begin to copy the ISO file contents onto your Pendrive.

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If you are using the tool on Windows XP Operating system, remember the following two things:

  • You must have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed on your PC [Download here].
  • Microsoft Image Mastering API v2 should be pre-installed [Download here].

The final output will be that your Pendrive will become a Bootable source and you can boot and install Windows 7 to your PC without any hassles and even when your CD drive is not working. There are lots of such tools available online for Free however with Microsoft providing such a tool, its easy to trust that we are using the right software.

LINK: Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool


Huzaifa Darbar January 10, 2011

Nice share Ankit, keep up the good work.

Kunal January 11, 2011

hey Ankit is there a way that I can store the image of my Windows 7 on my pendrive, as i don’t have CD drive in my laptop. when I try to do it I get only the option of CD drive or Hardisk.

Ankit Das January 11, 2011

Are you talking about storing the image for the Windows 7 Setup or your present Windows 7 installation?

Kunal January 12, 2011

Hi, I am talking about present Windows 7 installation. so if it crashes i can recover.

Ankit Das January 12, 2011

@Kunal: You can use an External Hard disk drive as it is not possible directly to store it on a USB. I will find if such a software exists and publish something relavant!

silvester March 8, 2011


great work buddy ….

deepan June 11, 2011

how to convert to iso image file

champ December 30, 2011

would i be able to use the pendrive for storage and other works later ?

Ankit Das January 3, 2012

Yes, you can simply format the pendrive and use it.

Shrikant Bhongade April 9, 2012

I have created many window application but all runs on client machine after Installing the deployed setup. But now i want client need not install the setup deployed. He can use my application by directly attaching pen drive my executable file

yuta August 7, 2012

Where is the windows 7 usb/dvd download tool? I cant find it.

KIRON DAS GHOSH August 13, 2012



Anish November 9, 2012

i got win 7 (32 bytes)all versions sp 1 and win 7 daz loader v 2.1.5 in my pendrive tell me hw to install in my laptop. please i need ur help!