How to Make Bootable Windows 7/8/10 USB Device

Nowadays making bootable windows 7/8/10 USB device is easier than before. People who want to make bootable USB device, this easy and simple step by step guide definitely helps to achieve desired goal. Before we dive into the main point of this article, let’s have a quick look about windows 7/8/10 Hardware Requirements to install.

Windows 7 Hardware Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements for 32 bit processor:

  1. Processor : 1 GHz IA-32 Processor
  2. Memory (RAM) : 1 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0
  4. Free hard drive space : 16 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Minimum hardware requirements for 64 bit processor:

  1. Processor : 1 GHz X86-64 Processor
  2. Memory (RAM) : 2 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0
  4. Free hard drive space : 20 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Windows 8 Hardware Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements for 32 bit processor:

  1. Processor : 1 GHz clock rate IA-32
  2. Memory (RAM) : 1 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 or higher driver
  4. Free hard drive space : 16 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Minimum hardware requirements for 64 bit processor:

  1. Processor : x64 architecture Support for PAE, NX and SSE2
  2. Memory (RAM) : 2 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 or higher driver
  4. Free hard drive space : 20 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Windows 10 Hardware Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements for 32 bit processor:

  1. Processor : 1 GHz clock rate IA-32 or x86-64 architecture with support for PAE, NX and SSE2
  2. Memory (RAM) : 2 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 or higher driver
  4. Free hard drive space : 16 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Minimum hardware requirements for 64 bit processor:

  1. Processor : x86-64 CPUs must also support CMPXCHG16B, PrefetchW and LAHF/SAHF instructions.
  2. Memory (RAM) : 4 GB
  3. Graphics Card : DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 or higher driver
  4. Free hard drive space : 20 GB
  5. Optical Drive : DVD-ROM drive (only to install from DVD-ROM media)

Additional requirements for optional functionality

  1. Client Hyper-V : Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) and a 64-bit edition of Windows
  2. Secure Boot : UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B with Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in its database
  3. BitLocker, device encryption : Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
  4. Windows Hello : Illuminated infrared camera
  5. Speech recognition : Microphone
  6. Biometric authentication : Fingerprint reader
  7. Device encryption : InstantGo
  8. Miracast : Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct
  9. Secure attention : Hardware equivalent of Ctrl+Alt+Delete or ⊞ Win+Power key sequence

Making Bootable Windows 7/8/10 USB Device

Let’s come to main point. To make bootable windows 7/8/10 USB device, we need:

  1. 4 GB capacity USB device
  2. Windows 7/8/10 Operating System Installation Disk

Making Bootable Windows 7/8/10 USB Device Final Steps:

  1. Insert 4 GB Capacity USB Device and format into NTFS Format.

    Bootable USB Device
    Bootable USB Device
  2. Insert Windows 7/8/10 Installation Disk in DVD ROM

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    Bootable Windows Installation Disk
  3. Copy all files and folders from DVD ROM to USB Device

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    Making Bootable Windows USB Device
  4. USB Device will be ready to boot and install after finishing copy.

Watch this video on how to make bootable windows 7/8/10 USB device

Making Bootable Windows 7 USB Device

Making Bootable Windows 7 USB Device is easier than before. Earlier to make bootable windows 7 usb device, we need to use 3rd party software such as Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and bla bla bla…… software. But now you don’t need to use any software to make our USB Stick Bootable.

Requirement to Make Bootable windows 7 USB Device

  1. Windows 7 Installation Disk
  2. Minimum 4 GB Capacity USB Stick with NTFS Format

Making Bootable Windows 7 USB Device Step by Step

  1. Insert Windows 7 Installation Disk (if already not copied in computer)
  2. Plug in USB Stick to Computer and format in NTFS
  3. Copy all Windows 7 Installation Disk Files & Folders to USB Stick
  4. When Copy is done, USB Stick will be ready to boot and install Windows 7

Making Bootable Windows 7 USB Stick Video

Making Bootable Windows 8 USB Device

Bootable Windows 8 USB Device is quicker to install operating system rather than DVD. It takes maximum 20 minutes to finish complete installation process.

Requirements of Making Bootable Windows 8 USB Device

  1. Windows 8 Installation Disk or ISO File
  2. Minimum 4 GB USB Device
  3. Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

Making Bootable Windows 8 USB Device

  1. Step: Download and install Windows 7 USB Download Tool. Click to Download
  2. Step: Run Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool
  3. Step: Choose Windows 8 ISO File and click Next
  4. Step: Choose Media Type as USB Device
  5. Step: Click on Begin Copying
  6. Step: Computer will start to copy windows 8 installation files & folders to USB Device
  7. USB Device will be ready to install windows 8 when copy is done.