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Install Windows Vista from Bootable USB Flash Memory Drive

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You can even install Windows Vista with USB 2.0 flash memory drive now. All you need is a high speed 4GB flash memory only to create a bootable Windows Vista on flash memory drive.

It sound a bit rare to hear people install Windows Vista on Flash Memory ya. Actually, The concept is simple by using flash memory drive to act as the Windows Vista installation DVD disk only. But installing Windows Vista from a high speed USB flash drive perhaps is the easiest & fastest way to complete a Windows Vista install which nowadays every computer or laptop have a USB drive. Meanwhile, This is much faster than using a DVD, gigabit Ethernet, or possibly even some external USB 2.0 hard drives, due to differences in access speed & transfer rate. So below the step to create a bootable windows vista on flash memory drive

Create a bootable Windows Vista on Flash Memory

1. Format the USB flash memory drive to FAT32 file system

Run CMD.EXE and type the following command. Note: This set of commands assumes that the USB flash drive is addressed as “disk 1”. Double check that by doing a list of the disks (type “list disk”) before cleaning it).

  1. diskpart
  2. select disk 1
  3. clean
  4. create partition primary
  5. select partition 1
  6. active
  7. format fs=fat32
  8. assign
  9. exit

2. Copy Windows Vista’s DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

Type in command to start copying all the content from the Windows Vista DVD to your newly formatted high speed flash drive.

  • xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\

3. Setup your computer BIOS to boot from USB Drive

4. Install Windows Vista from flash memory drive

After finish the above step. you can try to view how fast the installation of windows vista can be completed. Let us know how you feel if whether installing windows vista on flash memory drive compare the installation window vista on DVD media.