By Bryce / Last Updated August 28, 2019

Why create Windows 7 bootable USB drive?

There are many motivations to create bootable USB for Windows 7 and some are presented below:

  • To repair crashed operating system when OS is unbootable

  • To copy the hard drive without booting Windows

  • To format/delete/erase C drive in WinPE environment

  • To own the same Windows workplace environment under different places

Bootable USB maker tool for Windows 7

To make Windows 7 bootable USB drive, you can turn to a free third-party bootable USB drive creator – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. With two embedded features –Windows To Go Creator and Make Bootable Media, it allows you to achieve different goals for creating bootable USB for Windows 7/8/10.

Windows To Go Creator of AOMEI saves your personalized Windows operating system on the USB drive, thus you can get a portable Windows workplace and boot any compatible computer from it. Make Bootable Media of AOMEI can create a bootable repair USB drive based on Windows PE, allowing you to repair MBR of corrupted system hard drive, manage partition and so on when the computer’s OS is unbootable.

It is especially tailored for Windows operating system and can work with Windows 7/8/8.1/10, XP and Vista. For Windows Server operating system, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Create Windows 7 bootable USB via AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

Now, you can download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard and install it. Then, choose on way to create bootable USB drive for Windows 7, based on your own demand.

Make bootable USB drive for portable Windows

This way can be applied when you want to use the same Windows environment everywhere through booting Windows from USB drive. (Take making Windows 7 bootable USB as example)

Step 1. Insert the USB to your computer; install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. In the main interface, click "All Tools" and choose "Windnows To Go Creator".

Windows To Go Creator

PS.: The capacity of USB should be larger than the used space of C drive.

Step 2. Choose "Create Windows To Go with system disc/ISO" and click "Next".

With System Disc

*You can upgrade to Professional version to choose the second option: Create Windows To Go with current system.

Step 3. Choose USB and ISO file. Then, click "Proceed".

Select Usb Drive And Iso File

Step 4. You’ll be prompted that this operation will clear all data on the target USB drive. It is recommended to make a backup via AOMEI Backupper if there are necessary files on it in advance. Click “Yes” and the program will initialize system migration environment and create WinPE environment.


Step 6. When the process above is completed, Windows will restart automatically and get into WinPE environment to migrate Windows 7 to USB drive. Wait patiently for this operation to finish.

After creating Windows To Go with current Windows 7 system successfully, you can plug the Windows bootable USB drive into any compatible computer and enter BIOS to boot from it, thus you can employ the same Windows environment.

Make bootable USB drive to repair Windows 7

This way is suitable for creating bootable USB to repair computer when it is unbootable, format C drive and so on. (Supposed that you’ll creating bootable USB drive on a Windows 7 computer)

PS.: As all data on the USB drive will be deleted during the process, make a backup in advance if there are necessary files on it.

Step 1. Connect the USB flash drive or USB external hard drive to a working computer and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Click “Make Bootable Media” and click “Next”.

Make Bootable Media

Step 2. Choose “USB Boot Device” among three options and click “Proceed”,

Choose Usb Drive

Step 3. Read the notice and click “Yes” to continue.

Formatting Warning

Step 4. When the operation completes, click Finish to exit.


PS.: It is available to create bootable CD/DVD as well via AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

Then, you can insert the USB drive to the computer that you want to boot and enter BIOS to boot from it. The main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard will appears automatically, enabling you to rebuild MBR, format C drive, wipe system hard drive and so on.


Obviously, whether you want to create Windows 7/8/10 bootable USB for the same Windows environment, rebuilding corrupted MBR when computer is unbootable or …, it is a nice choice to employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.