How to make bootable USB drive for Windows XP or Windows 7

There are numbers of process available to make bootable USB drive to install Windows XP and Windows 7. One of the most popular and easiest process is to make bootable pen drive using PowerISO tools. The following steps are to be done to make a bootable usb drive for installing windows xp or 7.

Step1: Creating Bootable USB Drive:

  1. Download and install PowerISO (v4.8 or newer version).
  2. Start PowerISO from your desktop shortcut.
  3. Insert the pen drive you want to boot from.
  4. Then go to the menu and select “Tools — > Create Bootable USB Drive”. The “Create Bootable USB Drive” dialog will popup. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system, you need confirm the UAC (User Account Control) dialog to continue.
  5. In “Create Bootable USB Drive” dialog choose the source iso file of windows xp or windows 7 from your hard disk by clicking “…” button.
  6. Choose the correct USB disk drive from the “Destination USB Drive” dropdown box if multiple USB drives are connected to the computer.
  7. Choose the writing method to create bootable USB. “USB-HDD” which is highly recommended.
  8. Click “Start” button to start creating windows xp/Windows 7 bootable USB drive. Keep one thing in mind that after clicking the start button a pop-up message will come and all the pen drive content will be deleted.


Creating bootable USB drive


If no errors occurred in the above process, you should now be all set to setup Windows xp or windows 7 from USB drive. Now you have to go through the step 2 to change the BIOS configuration.

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4 Responses

  1. jayavel says:

    how select source file in win 7 files

    • Admin says:

      Same procedure for any version of windows (Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows 8). Just select the Image (.ISO) file at the source image file selection and then start.

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