I was searching for way on how to install windows 7 on a net book which does not have a dvd drive, and I have the windows 7 dvd. After some googling I found out a way on how to install windows 7 from a USB drive but the overall process is quite geeky in the end so my layman friend cannot follow this method.
Then I came across a free tool being developed by one the readers at AskVG this free app is called A Bootable USB It lets you create a bootable USB drive to install windows 7, vista or even windows server 2008 directly from a USB Drive.
Here is how you can create a bootable USB Drive with windows 7 setup on it.
Follow are some requirements in order to use this tool
1. You will need a USB Drive ( Size 4GB or more )
2. You will need Windows 7, Vista or Server 2008 DVD Drive or ISO Image
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