I found a workaround on making usb flash drive bootable and make it able to install Windows 7 on a netbook without an internal or removal optical drive. Here’s how…
- insert your usb flash drive (approx. 4-8 Gb. in capacity) on any available usb port.
- Go to my computer and locate the usb disk – [example: Drive F:]
- Point the mouse to the usb disk and right click “Format“
- The File system: should be set to FAT (Default), Allocation unit size: default allocation size, Format options; check Quick Format don’t forget to click Start button.
- Go back to my computer locate and make sure you inserted the Windows 7 installation optical disk, select all files and send to USB-DISK, (you can also copy and paste it) it takes several minutes for the copying of files to complete, when done, safely remove the usb disk.
- On your new netbook set the bios settings bootup sequence to USB, restart, then insert the USB Disk.
- Upon start-up sequence Windows 7 will start installing, follow on-screen instructions, setup procedures and you’re done.