Make a bootable USB drive from the Windows 7 ISO image

  • Method 1: Use Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool (Download)
  • Method 2: Use WinToFlash (Download)
  • Method 3: Use bootsect tool from the Windows 7 Installation DVD/ISO
    1. Format the USB drive to FAT32.
    2. Copy/Extract the content of the Windows 7 ISO file to the USB drive.(You can use 7-ZIP to extract the iso file)
    3. Run the following command in Command Prompt to write the boot sector of the USB drive(assume the drive label is I:):
      I:\boot\bootsect /nt60 I:


  1. Actually there is a command line utility in the windows iso.
    Just copy the files from the iso and run to the usb drive
    x:\boot\bootsect /nt60 x:
    ( in french).

    1. Thanks. This is a quick and easy solution. I have added it into the list.