How to Create Windows 7 USB Drive to Boot Your System with Freeware AOMEI Backupper?

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About Bootable USB Drive

Have you encountered Windows 7 boot failures? No matter it’s caused by a virus attack, or simply hardware conflicts, even deleted files mistakenly, Windows 7 boot error is common problem such as BSOD, black screen. Creating bootable media for Windows 7, however, should be one of the best ways to solve those problems.

Bootable rescue media is some kind of special disk, which contains a bootable operating system. With the bootable rescue disc, you can boot your corrupted Windows 7 easily and safely. There are usually two bootable disc types if you are trying to create , and they are based on Windows PE and Linux kernel respectively. It’s simple to create Linux bootable disc without installing any toolkits. As for Windows PE bootable disc, it provides more flexible and convenient operations than Linux boot disc but need you to download Windows AID or ADK kit into operating system beforehand. Thus, it’s suitable for everyone. You can check whether your computer in a trouble when booting from the hard disk if you are trying to boot Windows 7 operating system from a removable drives, for example, a USB flash drive. However, you can still use the flash drive to install Windows operating system instead of using Windows installation CD. Thus, creating a bootable Windows 7 USB drive is the best choice to fix corrupted issues.

How to create Windows 7 recovery disk with AOMEI Backupper?

AOMEI Backupper Standard is all-in-one backup and restore software including cloning feature as well as other powerful utilities that can help you to make bootable Windows 7 USB disc. It provides multiple backup types including system backup, disk backup, partition backup and file backup. It’s not only backup and restore software, but also disk cloning software as well as real-time backup software.

To create a bootable USB drive for Windows 7, there are two prerequisites. One is to have Windows 7 installed on your computer and another is to have a flash drive that has at least 4 GB capacity to store the files. Plug in the USB flash drive to your computer firstly.

Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Step 2: Select the feature Create Bootable Media under the Utilities column on the Main Interface.

Step 3: In the next screen, you’ll lead to be choose the bootable disc type interface. As we mentioned before, creating bootable disc based on Windows PE is recommended. Here we will select Windows PES and click Next to continue.

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Step 4: In next screen, you need to confirm and choose the bootable disc mode based on your computer. Here is a recommend tip and usually you can follow it.

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Step 5: Then you need to select a CD/DVD or USB drive to create the bootable disc, choose removable USB device here and click Next to perform the progress.

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Comparing with other ways to create recovery disk for Windows 7, it’s easiest way to make a Windows 7 boot disk with the free backup software AOMEI Backupper Standard. You can easily repair Windows bootloader problem such as error loading operating system, missing operating system, invalid partition table problem. You can restore Windows 7 from the backup image you have created before if your system is unable to load.


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