Most of you heard about boot from USB drives to install window 7 or 8 even Mac Os. This is not a rocket Science, Here let us study about it, The immense growth of the technology made almost every thing possible and made many things compact and powerful like usb Drives , usb Drives are very useful for transfer files from one pc to another. These are outdated yet useful aspects of the usb drives. burning the ISO files to the CD-drive is expired. So the better way is to make the pen drive as bootable, Some of the Laptops lack the traditional CD-drive like Sony Vaio, for such laptops This is the ultimate way to boot from USB drive. If you are a blogger you can read install WordPress locally in PC.
Step by step guide to boot from USB drive for PC and Mac
In order to proceed you should have the working ISO file downloaded anywhere from the Internet. So let us assume that our downloaded window 8 and ready Boot from USB drive. You can download the Window 8 or 10 ISO file from the here. After downloading the required files let us move forward,
Requirement to Boot from Usb drive:
- Minimum 4 GB pen drive
- Window 7, 8 or Mac or Any ISO file which you need to install.
- Universal Usb Installer Software
How to create a bootable USB drive with universal USB installer
- First and foremost step is to download the universal USB installer. You can download it Here.
- After downloading run the universal boot software as admin, it does not install It just runs, Then agree the terms and click on the create button.
- Then in step 1: You have to choose the required version of the files which you are booting from the flash drive, In my case It is Windows 8.
- Browse the Iso file you have downloaded earlier in Step 2.
- Then you need to insert your USB drive to your computer PC, then choose you pen drive need to choose your USB drive after click on the create.
Note: The important files in the pen drive/flash drive/USB drive/key drive should be backed up first before you are going to boot from Usb drive.
You should be careful while selecting the flash drive, If you select wrong then it will be installed in the in your PC’s partition. You may lose your personal files. It is better to check the pen drives letter in My computer.
Wait you have not completed still half of the battle remain, after successful writing of Iso File to flash drive you need to boot from it. Let us start the other part. So your bootable USB drive ready for the action, So in order to boot from the pen drive you need to change some configuration in your BIOS (Basic Input and Output System). let us start,
How to boot from USB drive and install window 8
- Reboot your PC with pen drive inserted, Then when It power on you will get a flash message that press F1 or del to enter the BIOS.
- After entering the BIOS. Change the priority of the device to boot from USB drive. You can find in the boot tab of your BIOS.
- Then save the settings your PC Automatically restart, Then you will get message that “Press Any key to Boot”. Then press enter.
Yaaho ! You have successfully boot from Usb Drive, then you need to go through the installation process. Friends, we hope you will like this article If you like it feel free to share with your friends, If you face any difficulties leave a comment below.