How to Easily Create a Bootable USB Drive from a CD or DVD or ISO
Just recently, while installing Windows 7 on my desktop and also Windows 7 on a friend’s Netbook computer, I was forced to use a USB memory stick to do the job as a CD/DVD-ROM wasn’t available for these 2 computers.
Creating a bootable USB installation drive for Windows is really a pain, especially when it’s done manually, so I searched out for tools and passed by this one: Novicorp WinToFlash
This solution worked painlessly and beautifully with both of these Windows 7 installations. [Update: Also works for Windows Server 2012]
WinToFlash is built to create a bootable USB from a CD or DVD drive so if you have only an ISO file, use a ISO mounting utility to make the job quicker and easier!