Microsoft Windows 7 topped Microsoft Vista in consumer retail sales by 234% within the first few days of Windows 7 launching. In addition, Microsoft also offered all buyers with special offer such as free upgrade from Windows Vista for those who bought a PC after June 26, 2009.
Do you know that Windows 7 now can be installed on Netbooks computers using a USB Drive?
How To Install Windows 7 Using A USB Drive ?
Microsoft is really concern about the customers feedback especially Netbook users. We know that most of the netbooks do not have DVD/CD drives because of its small size. Now, netbook users can easily creating a bootable flash drive when you buy and download Windows 7 from Microsoft’s Store.
You have the option to download an ISO file and then run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive. After that, you can install Windows 7 using USB flash drive or DVD. To install Windows 7, you just need to insert the USB flash drive into your USB port and run setup.exe from the root folder on the drive.
The details of Windows 7 installation using Windows 7 USB/DVD can be found in Microsoft Store: Download Manager Help
Special Notes: You need to be an administrator on the netbooks you are installing the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. The tool requires Microsoft.NET Framework version 2.0 or higher. If your current netbook do not have Microsoft.NET Framework, the download tool will install it for you.
- Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Pentium 233-megahertz(MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
- 50 MB of free space on your hard drive
- DVD-R drive or 4GB removable USB flash drive
For novice users, I do not recommend you to use this method to install Windows 7 as you need to have some understanding of your computer’s BIOS because you need to change the boot order and administrator rights on your netbooks. Windows 7 is a must have Operating System in the future because it’s better suited to lower spec computers especially netbooks.