Nov 082009

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.

System Requirements:

  • 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.

  8 Responses to “Install Windows 7 On Netbook | Windows 7 USB,DVD Download Tool”

  1. I never imagined that it could be done using a USB. Could I use the same method on installing other OS.
    .-= Diabetis´s last blog ..My Mother is Confined in the Hospital =-.

  2. @Diabetis: Yeah, Technically Windows XP can be done using a USB but not using same method. The method is more complicated using other software to do it.

  3. Installing Windows is getting easier and easier. I still remember the old painful time when I try to install Windows 95.
    .-= Jayce´s last blog ..Yeah I got Google Wave Invitation =-.

  4. Jayce: The first Windows that I tried is Windows 98 and it’s not easy job to reinstall Windows 98 too. When it comes to Windows XP, formatting hardisk was really simple and most of the people knows how to format PC. I think USB drive/ports really helps people a lot and most of the PC hardware also use USB port.

  5. You can do an upgrade install if you want and it’s supposed to transfer over your files, settings, and programs, but you can potentially run into problems down the line, and depending on what you have on the laptop to be upgraded, it could take hours.

  6. My uncle is planning on getting windows 7, and i want to know if i can just borrow his copy and install it onto my computer. I’ve heard the “1 copy for 3 machines” rule from Microsoft before, but will it work for windows 7?

  7. @Handmade jewellery: As far as I know, each copy of Windows XP is for single user only unless bulk request from large organization. I’m not sure Windows 7 do offer 1 copy for 3 machines as I’m still Windows XP user. You might need to check with local PC shops to confirm it. Do let me know the outcome, Thanks.

  8. yes,the Windows 7 system is very powerful ,I love this system.

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