Install Windows® 7 from USB
What are the benefits of installing Windows 7 from USB device?
Windows 7 is the latest OS from Microsoft. The OS comes packed with many advanced features and options such as Windows search, Windows Gadgets, Readyboost etc. Windows 7 also makes the system more stable and secure which is why almost all computer manufactures provide Windows 7 preinstalled on their new products. Windows 7 can be also installed on older configuration computers as it demands little of the system resources. Windows 7 can be installed easily. Using an installation disc to install Windows 7 is the most common method. However, if your computer does not have an optical drive, then Windows 7 can be also installed from a USB device. Installing Windows 7 from a USB device is simple and as USB devices permit faster rates of data transfers than optical disks, the installation would be faster.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information about things to keep in mind when installing Windows 7 from USB device:
- Malware removal
- Check OS authenticity
- Process not to be disturbed
Before starting with the installation of Windows 7 from a sub device, users must ensure that the device is totally clean off malware. As there are plenty of USB specific malware in existence, the chances that one of them might have infected your device is very high. Before making the USB device bootable, users are advised to scan the device thoroughly using an updated antivirus program.
Check OS authenticity
When creating a bootable device to install Windows 7, users are requested to check the authenticity of the OS about to be copied on to the device for installation. Because of the popularity of Windows 7 OS, there are many pirated versions available on the market. Users should not install such pirated versions as they might have malware that would get installed with the system and cause permanent damage to the system.
The installation of Windows 7 from USB device is likely to be time consuming. This is because large numbers of system files have to be copied onto the system. As USB devices would be projected out of the system, users must take special care not to disturb the device, as doing so would break the connection between the device and cause corruption of the installation.