In this post i shall be solving a simple riddle and this simple riddle on how you can create a bootable DVD from a .iso file or how you can create a bootable USB flash drive to help you install windows on a pc that doesn;t have a dvd / cd rom or that has a bad dvd rom. The summary of this is that you might be one of those people out there who has downloaded a .iso (also known as image file) but you are kinda stuck as you dont know the next step…. well am happy to say it here that i will give you the steps to enable you make this .iso into a bootable DVD or a bootable USB which you can use to install windows the normal way.
HOW YOU CAN BURN YOUR .ISO WINDOWS FILE INTO A BOOTABLE DVD:
It seems that some of you who have downloaded the Windows 7 beta 1 .ISO file are a little uncertain as to what to do with that .ISO file. Fear not, here’s a quick rundown to get you going
1 – Download the Windows 7 / windows 8 .ISO file! and save it somewhere easily accessible e.g on your desktop)
ii – Make sure you have a working DVD ram rewritable if yours is bad then get an external one
iii – Download and install ImgBurn HERE Now instead of you trying to muddling through with burning the .ISO file with whatever tools you might already have installed, download ImgBurn and use that it is the easiest software to burn .iso.
iv – Buy an empty DVD DISC
#1 – Burn the .ISO file to DVD
OK, pop a blank DVD into your DVD writer drive (for now I’m assuming that you actually have a DVD writer, if you don’t I’ll show you something else you can do in a moment). With that done, fire up ImgBurn. Select Write image file to disc.
Point the Source to the .ISO file you downloaded and then click on the big button at the bottom-left of the window to kick off the disc writing process.
Now you’ve successfully burned the .ISO file to the DVD … congratulations!
#2 – Use the DVD
You can now use the DVD like any other OS install disc … pop it in the DVD drive of the system you want to install Windows 7 onto and boot up the PC and you should get that Press any key to boot from CD or DVD message. Press any key to kick off the proceedings!
Note: If you don’t get that Press any key to boot from CD or DVD message then you’ll need to dig out your motherboard manual and tweak to boot from cd / dvd..
HOW TO CREATE A WINDOWS 7 .ISO BOOTABLE USB DRIVE TO INSTALL WINDOWS ON A COMPUTER WITHOUT DVD / CD ROM:
To start with i will first advice you to get a very good 4gb flash drive or above.
Then follow the link below on how to go about it HERE
If you encounter any problem, then drop your comment below in the comment box