Create a Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows 7, Vista & Windows Server 2008

Koala 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.

Koala - Create a Bootable USB drive

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.

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You can also use Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool by Microsoft, to Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive or DVD.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

2 Responses

  1. Paritosh says:

    Which one is preferable the one provide by microsoft or this one ?

    • Mayur says:

      Both are different, Koala needs Windows 7 DVD as Source while Microsoft’s Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool needs Windows 7 ISO image as source.

      You can choose the one which suits you better 😀

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