Rufus is a tool to create a bootable USB drive such as flash drive, CD/DVD, PenDrive, etc. The Rufus tool can be used to create Windows 7 iOS bootable flash drive to install or update Windows 7 iso file on a Windows computer.
If you have an internet connection you can download the Windows 7 iOS update directly from the Microsoft site and you can also check for Windows 7 update via the Windows settings.
However, if you have a Windows 7 without access to the internet or you would love to install Windows iOS file for your Windows 7 using a USB, the best approach to go about is to burn the iso file on CD or DVD or to create a bootable disk image.
It’s not the Windows 7 iso files you can burn on a USB flash drive or a CD/DVD drive, you can also create a Windows 8 iso bootable file on a USB or DVD drive.
With the Rufus tool, it’s very easy to install Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux mint, etc without downloading the official file from the download source.
So, if you are keen to learn how to create your bootable USB so you can easily burn the Windows iso file on your drive and use it to install your Windows OS on another Windows, here is what to do.
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Download Rufus Tool
Rufus tool is a small size tool with an amazing feature to create a bootable file on your drive for other devices. The device could be a USB such as flash drive, Pendrive, etc. And it could be a DVD or CD player, hard disk, flash disk, a removable disk, etc.
However, you can search for “Rufu” via the Google search engine to download the latest version. And you can also download it from the official website. Meanwhile, the Rufus version I used in creating this bootable USB is downloaded from GitHub.
How to Install Rufus is different from other tools or software out there. Unlike other tools that you need to install before you can use them, the Rufus executable file si a click-to-run app on your PC.
When you want to use the Rufus software to create a bootable USB on your PC to install Windows, Linus, etc on other PCs you only need to double click on the tool or run the tool as administrator.
Windows 7 ISO
Windows 7 iso is the official Windows 7 executable file to download Windows 7 update and install the update on your PC. With the iso file, you will be able to upgrade Windows 7 OS without erasing your files or without downloading the Windows 7 OS and install it afresh. However, a better alternative to neglect using the iso file is to update the Windows 7 OS via the Windows update in your control panel.
You can also be among the few Windows preview to text the next Windows iso file following this guide.
Download Windows 7 ISO
One of the resources you need to create a Windows 7 iso bootable using the Rufus tool is the iso file. You can follow this URL to download Windows 7 iso file
Create a Bootable Windows 7 ISO with Rufus
Here is the main deal. You have downloaded the Rufus tool and the Windows 7 ISO file. Now, to create a bootable USB drive or CD/DVD for this ISO file follow the procedures below.
1. Right-click on the “Rufus” tool and run as “Administrator” and click on “Yes” if you are tipped to.
2. Connect your USB or DVD/CD drive to your PC and click on the CD ROM to take you to the location where you want to create a bootable.
3. Under the “Boot Select” select your “Bootable ISO file”. After that, click on the start button as indicated below.
4. You will see a pop up saying “The image you have selected is an “ISOHybrid” image. Select “Write in ISO image mode (recommended) and tap the “OK” button.
5. Please make sure that the drive you want to create a bootable is an empty drive else the option (4) above will override all existing information on the drive. Click the “OK” button to proceed.
6. Now, the whole process will begin and it should take your device a few minutes to finish up.
7. Once the whole process is done you USB will become a bootable drive and you can use it to install the Windows 7 ISO on other Windows 7 devices.
Note: Do not disconnect your USB from your PC during this process. In fact, do not touch it to avoid error creating the bootable.
If you take a close look at the images above you’ll see that we created this bootable on a Linux OS. You can follow the same procedures to create Windows 7 bootable on Windows OS.