Sunday, November 8, 2009

Install Windows 7 from USB (pendrive)

Microsoft allows users to download Windows 7 on netbooks removable memory drives or burn to DVD.

This is a new option available on the company's online store with which users can burn pen drives over 4 GB to run the installation directly.

"For users who do not have on your netbook a DVD optical drive, the download tool in Windows 7 for USB / DVD will get an ISO image and create a USB device auto-run, which may be used to install Windows 7," says Brandon Leblanc, spokesperson for the company's blog on Windows. Refers to WUDT tool that also allows you to burn the ISO to a DVD for a traditional installation.

WUDT works with computers that are currently running Windows XP or Vista. However, it should be borne in mind that to use this facility via a USB memory drive will be necessary to access the BIOS to change the primary boot drive.

Once launched the new operating system, Microsoft's goal is to expand their use as much as possible, both for consumer and professional users, more so given the rise of netbooks at the moment.