Many users now prefer to Install an Operating System using a bootable drive instead of an Optical drive. This makes it easier to install Windows on Netbooks and systems which don’t have a CD/DVD drive installed.
Koala is a free, small and portable tool which allows you to create a self bootable USB thumbdrive or pen drive to install Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. It has a simple and easy to use interface, using which one can create a bootable media in a few clicks, without running any commands.
How to Create Bootable USB –
1. Just insert your pendrive and the supported Windows installation CD/DVD.
2. Extract and Run the tool, click ‘Scan’ button for both Source and Destination.
3. Click Start button to begin the process. Press Ok on dialog boxes to confirm. Wait for a few minutes to let the process complete.
4. Upon completion, remove your USB drive. Restart your PC and set the boot settings to boot from USB in BIOS.
Note – Make sure to Backup All data presented on USB device, because this tool will permanently erase it, in order to create a bootable drive.
You can also use Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool by Microsoft, to Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive or DVD.