HOWTO: Install Windows Vista From USB Flash Drive

It’s been known that the performance of USB Flash Drive is far better than DVD disc, external USB drive, or gigabit network. For this reason, installing Windows Vista from a High Speed USB Flash Drive is the fastest method to complete the task. If you want to give it a try, follow the simple instructions below:

1. copy all of the Windows Vista installation files to formated USB flash drive (requirement: 4GB freespace ), here is the command (with assumption the installations file located in drive d and USB flash drive located in drive e:

xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\

2. That’s it, you are ready to go. Next step just continue the standard installation procedure: boot up the machine, have it boot off the USB drive.

3. And watch how fast the installation completes.

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