As we reported earlier, Microsoft released a free tool called Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to help you install Windows 7 on all netbooks in simple steps.


Although you can refer our how to install Windows 7 from USB guide to do the same, this tool simplifies the job. Here are the five simple steps that you need to follow to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 7 from USB device:

Note: You need a USB flash drive with a minimum of 4 GB of free space. And also please backup your data from USB first.

1. Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool from Microsoft and install it.

2. Run the program, browse to your Windows 7 ISO image using the Browse button.

Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

3. In this step, you need to select your media type. As we are here to create a bootable USB, simply click on USB device button.

windows 7 usb tool step 2

4. Select your USB flash drive from the drop down box and click on Begin copying button.

Windows 7 usb tool step 3

5. The Windows 7 USB/DVD tool will take a few minutes to complete the procedure.

creating  bootable USB device

6. You are done. Reboot you machine and start installing Windows 7 (Windows 7 installation procedure).