Create USB Installation Stick for Windows 7 64bit and 32bit
When you are playing a role of IT engineer, who has to install many windows OS every day. You may get tired of with the traditional way of installation the OS from DVD. Well in that case you can use a USB stick to install the OS from.
You just need an empty USB stick and the source ISO image for the windows operating system. To create a USB installation stick you need to download windows USB / DVD download tool from Microsoft and follow the below guide.
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description: This video shows how we can create a USB installation stick, which is capable of installing the windows 7 Professional and Ultimate edition for 64bit and 32bit platform from a single source.
Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool
Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit ISO
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit ISO
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Dual Boot Windows 7 along with Windows 8 from VHD
Sometime back when windows 8 was introduced and made available to public, I was at Windows 7 on my laptop and wanted eagerly to install the same. but unfortunately I was having a complete environment setup over there which was hard to wash and rebuild on that eager to see the new operating system on my machine. So, I decided to have my PC dual boot. But there is never the less hurdles in front of a doer. The other problem was to have a spare partition and make it available for installing the windows 8. Finally, the problem was solved by an angle named VHD (Virtual Hard Disk).
I assume there many people who still think that a VHD file requires a virtualisation software on you machine to execute from, but no you can have that file hosted with your physical machine and make it act like a Hard Disk Drive encapsulating all of its data from the rest of the drive containing this file. Once you have a VHD file, you can use that as a volume to install the windows also and the same I did here. To help people understand and see visually i have prepared a video on the same.
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description: This video is targeted to show how to install a Windows 8 OS along with the existing Windows 7 OS using the VHD as the target drive for the new OS to Dual Boot from.
I want this guide to be helpful to all of you who are also stuck up with the same kind of situation. You can use the guide to seamlessly dual boot the OS without disturbing the existing environment and do your testing before moving ahead.