If you are planning to install windows 7 or windows 8. with a  bootable usb pendrive, here is a tutorial to complete the process in very simple way.

What is the need of installing windows with a bootable usb pendrive?

Some of the Netbooks, Tablets, and Computers don’t have optical drive with them, which causes the need of bootable usb pendrive to install the windows, secondly it is much more faster then installing with a Disc.

At least a 4GB USB flash drive
Windows ISO File
Rufus tool software

Step1: Downlaod rufus tool software
Step2: Connect your usb pendrive and run rufus.exe.
Step3: Select the following setting in rufus:

  • Partition scheme and target systen type: GPT Partition Scheme For UEFI Computer
  • File System: Fat32
  • Cluster size: 4096bytes (Default)
  • Check on: Quick format, create a bootable disk using, and create extended label and icons file.
  • Click on: Small button near. (create a bootable disk using ISO Image) to browse and select windows 7 or windows 8 ISO Files.
  • Click on start

When Task is completed (it may take some time) you will be able to see done in bottom left of rufus task manager. you are now ready with bootable usb pendrive to install windows7 or windows 8.

Installing windows 7 or windows 8 with bootable usb pendrive:

Now go to CMOS options of your motherboard by pressing F2 or Del key depending on your brand and under Boot options, make booting from USB drive (it may show the name of your usb pendrive) as the priority. then press F10 and then yes to save and exit. Your laptop will restart and installing process will begin.


  1. this doesn't specify anything for windows xp….and moreover i have tried rufus under xp and the thing doesn't works ultimately even after rufus process executing correctly……….need help

  2. when i press start i get error message saying "when using UEFI target type, only EFI bootable images are supported. Please select an EFI bootable ISO or set the target type to BIOS " plzzz help me out

    • i just used this to install Windows xp on my laptop and it worked, instead of this "Partition scheme and target systen type: GPT Partition Scheme For UEFI Computer" u must use the MBR UEFI one and it will work


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