Usb booting of windows OS on laptop for formatting

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My laptop’s dvd drive is no longer operational. Yesterday, I accidentally deleted a system file and I cannot seem to fix it with windows recovery. I got myself a backup of my windows version and heard that a USB stick can be used to reinstall windows. Can anyone walk me through that process?

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Usb booting of windows OS on laptop for formatting



Installing Windows from USB drive is easier and faster than installing with CD/DVD. The data reading speed of a particular CD/DVD is highest 1-2 MB/s where USB drive speed varies up to 10-50 MB/s or higher.

In order to install Windows from USB drive, you have to follow certain steps.

The best solution to this technique is to use third-party software that’ll create a bootable USB flash for you. Rufus, WiNToBootic are best of them. Windows installation source might be from ISO or CD/DVD but USB drive will be ready from it.

Manual method is also available but sensitive as if anything goes wrong, serious trouble might occur. This tutorial covers the entire technique.

After that, restart your PC and boot into the USB drive. Windows installation is as simple as general. Learn how to to install Windows 7.

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