How to create a UEFI bootable Windows 7 installation USB drive to install Windows 7?

Updated on July 11, 2022 by Admin to Windows Installation USB Creator

Recently, I got a new laptop with Windows 8 and I want to install Windows 7 on it. Usually we use a DVD drive to install Windows 7 on our computer. Unfortunately, this is not the solution for my laptop, as it does not have a DVD drive. Thus, I tried to create a bootable USB stick that can also boot in UEFI mode, but so far I have not been successful. So my question is, if anyone knows how I can put the Windows 7 ISO on my USB stick so that I can use it to install Windows 7 on a UEFI computer?

Did you run into the similiar situation? By default, the Windows 7 installation ISO does not support UEFI boot, so the bootable USB installation drive created with the Windows 7 installation ISO does not support UEFI boot. To create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB drive, the program must make changes to the content extracted from the ISO. Now WinToUSB releases a new feature called "Windows Installation USB Creator" which allows you to create a Windows 7 installation USB drive with a few simple steps, with this feature you can create a Windows installation USB drive to install Windows 7 on both Traditional BIOS and UEFI computers by using the same USB drive. Please note that only 64-bit Windows 7 supports UEFI boot, so you cannot use a 32-bit Windows 7 to create a UEFI bootable USB installation drive.

 

Tutorial to use with Hasleo WinToUSB to create an UEFI bootable Windows 7 installation USB drive to install Windows 7.

Step 1. Connect the the USB drive to the computer, download, install and run Hasleo WinToUSB, then click "Windows Installation USB".

Click Windows Installation USB Creator

Step 2. Click "Select installation source", then click "Browse image file" and then select the Windows 7 installation ISO file as installation source. You can also select a CD/DVD drive as installation source.

Select Windows installation source

Step 3. Click "Select destination drive" and select the destination drive from the pop-up drive list. You can click the refresh drive list button for the program to recognize the drive if the drive is not correctly recognized by Hasleo WinToUSB.

Select destination drive

Step 4. Select "MBR for BIOS and UEFI" partition scheme then click "Proceed".

Select partition scheme

* Partition scheme:

  1. MBR for BIOS: This option creates a Windows installation USB that can only be booted on BIOS computers.
  2. GPT for UEFI: This option creates a Windows installation USB that can only be booted on UEFI computers.
  3. MBR for BIOS and UEFI: This option creates a Windows installation USB that can be booted on both BIOS and UEFI computers.

Step 5. After clicking "Proceed", a pop-up will appear asking you if you want to format it to continue, click "Yes" to continue.

The drive needs to be formatted prompt

Step 6. After clicking "Yes", WinToUSB begins creating the Winddows installation USB drive.

ceating Windows Installation USB drive

Step 7. Click "Finish" when the creation is complete.

Summary

Follow these simple steps, you can create a UEFI bootable Windows 7 installation USB flash drive from a Windows 7 installation ISO with WinToUSB easily, then you can use this bootable USB drive to install Windows 7 on both Traditional BIOS and UEFI computers.