How to install Win7 from a USB drive Tags: Configuration How To USB Drive DVD Drives Windows 7 Last response: October 30, 2012 2:28 PM in Windows 7 Share alaintroll October 30, 2012 2:13:36 PM Hi there!!! I have a Lenovo ThinkPad t410 laptop and the DVD drive is not working. Since i need to urgently reinstall Win 7, how can i do it from a USB drive? Better if no adicional software is needed. More about : install win7 usb drive alvine a b $ Windows 7 October 30, 2012 2:21:02 PM first you need to get an iso of windows, mount it(you need software for that), copy and paste the contents of the iso image to the usb drive, boot from the usb drive getochkn a b $ Windows 7 October 30, 2012 2:23:46 PM alvine said:first you need to get an iso of windows, mount it(you need software for that), copy and paste the contents of the iso image to the usb drive, boot from the usb drive This doesn't work, how do they make it bootable? Copying the files to a drive doesn't make it bootable. To the OP, google and find a tool MS makes for this purpose that will format the drive for you, make it bootable, copy all the files to drive all in one free to download tool made by Microsoft. Related resources How to Install win7 off a USB ? - Forum Help Win7 Boot Install USB on WinXP - Forum Win7 install , Drive not found - Forum Usb keyboard and mouse do not work on win7 install - Forum Installed new SATA DVD drive , now Win7 won't boot - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer inzone a b $ Windows 7 October 30, 2012 2:24:29 PM First you have to make the usb stick bootable and then you have to find a way to copy your install disk to the usb drive. inzone a b $ Windows 7 October 30, 2012 2:27:41 PM http://www.askvg.com/a-bootable-usb-utility-to-create-b... http://www.askvg.com/create-windows-7-bootable-usb-driv... You can make a usb stick bootable and here are some links to do just that. alvine a b $ Windows 7 October 30, 2012 2:28:02 PM i've installed windows 8 on my netbook using this method but whatever you say lol you dont have to make the usb bootable, you just select the device to boot from when you power on the mashine Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumInstalled new SATA DVD drive , now Win7 won't boot ForumHow to ISO file of Win7 OS to USB ? ForumWin7 Install doesn't show HDD - is my GRAID SCSI disk device the prob? ForumWin7 wont install on clean hdd ForumURGENT HELP!! ~ Can't Install Win7 on new SSD!!! Forum~ URGENT HELP! Can't Install Win7 on SSD!!! ~ ForumWin7 bootable Usb , no load ForumNew SSD Old HDD - Clean Win7 Install ForumHow to make usb drive bootable from iso image Forum[ssd] Cant install win7 on new intel 330 raid 0? ForumWin7 "Clean install " question from a newbie. ForumHow to fix usb external floppy drive and printer does not work win7 Forum[Solved] [Solved] Windows 7 ultimate product key free download ForumDVDs from XP not compatible with Windows 7? ForumHow to use ImageX to restore OS More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !