Windows 7 is the most widely used version of Windows across the globe. Microsoft released 6 different versions of Windows 7 according to the needs of the users from all walks of life. These were “Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise. Among these six editions, only three: Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate were available for the users at every retailer. Remaining 4 were available only for the companies or enterprises.
Download Windows 7 Ultimate ISO
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Before you start downloading, check the download requirements given below.
- 1GHz or above processor
- 1GB RAM
- 15GB Hard disk
- DirectX 9 Graphics Processor
- A reliable internet connection
Methods to Create Bootable USB (Installation Guide)
First, convert the ISO image into an executable file. I am listing here three common methods for this purpose. You can use any of them before starting the installation process.
Method #1: Use Microsoft’s Tool to Create Bootable USB
You can use Microsoft’s tool “Windows USB/DVD Download” to create a bootable USB. The following are directions in this context.
- Click Here to download it.
- Connect a 4GB USB flash drive with a PC.
- Now, download Windows 7 Enterprise ISO from the links in the above section.
- Here, right-click to the tool and select “Run” to proceed.
- When it opens, you see the “Source File box.” Add the path of ISO file here. You can also use “Browse” to locate ISO automatically.
- Click “USB Device” from here to create a copy of ISO file on the USB drive.
- Now, click the option “Begin Copying” to copy the ISO image to the USB flash drive.
- Open the relevant folder to look for the “setup.exe” file. Double-click this file to start the installation process.
Method # 2: Use RUFUS to Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
If you don’t want to use Microsoft’s tool, use Rufus. It’s a simple and handy tool to create a bootable USB flash drive with a few clicks.
- Download Rufus.
- Connect a 4GB USB flash drive with a PC.
- Open Rufus Home Page
- Select “NTFS” from the drop-down menu to create a bootable disk for Windows 7 or XP.
- Here is a button like a DVD drive is located with the option “Create Bootable Disk Using.” Click this option.
- Select Windows 7 Home Premium ISO file.
- Click “Start” and the tool will start converting the ISO image into an executable file.
- Wait until the bootable USB drive is ready.
- Connect it with PC and reboot it to install Windows 7 Home Premium.
Method # 3: Create Bootable USB Flash Drive Via Command Prompt
You can create an executable USB flash drive by using Command Prompt.
- Open the “Start” menu and click Command Prompt.
- When it is open, type the following commands and press the “Enter” key after every command.
- LIST DISK
- SEL DIS 1 (Instead of 1, type the drive number where you have saved Windows 7 Starter ISO file.)
- CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (You can select your desired drive size)
- FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL=”WINDOWS 7”
- Here, click the “Install Now” option to start the installation.
- Reboot the system and select the option “Boot from USB.”
- The system starts loading the files.
- On the next page, you need to set a language, time, currency format and keyboard or input method. Click “Next” to proceed.
- Now, select the “Install Now” option.
- Click “I Accept the License Terms” on the next page and move ahead.
- Here are two types of installation: Custom and Upgrade. Select one of them. If you want to delete all the previous files and want to install a fresh copy of Windows, select “Custom” otherwise select “Upgrade” from there.
- Now, select the disk drive where you want to install Windows 7 Enterprise.
- On the next page, you will see the confirmation message to delete the old Windows. If you are upgrading, show your preference here.
- Now, the copying of files, expanding and installation will begin.
- Wait for some time until the installation reaches 100%. During the installation process, it will restart for several times. Do not interfere while the installation process is going on.
- Put the product key in the boxes given here.
- Finally, select the network connection to connect to the internet and your Windows 7 Enterprise is ready to use.
Windows 7 Ultimate Features
Due to the stunning features, Windows 7 Ultimate is still the first preference of businessmen and professionals. Along with the basic features, Windows Ultimate 7 has some special features.
Snap allows you to resize and compare different windows on your desktop.
Search is more powerful and organized. You can virtually trace anything in your PC and online.
Taskbar gives better thumbnail previews and icons. You can customize it too.
It supports the most powerful 64-bit PCs.
It’s compatible with all Windows XP business tools and apps.
You can use handy gadgets and decorative themes to personalize your desktop.
It has improved performance than its predecessor Windows XP. It has quick sleep, resume, less memory requirement, and quick USB device detection.
Windows Defender defends your system and data from spyware and malicious software.
Windows Firewall creates a safety shield around your data to prevent hackers and unauthorized people from stealing it.
It has a full language pack for users. You can use any of the 35 languages.
BitLocker Drive Encryption keeps the entire drives save from unauthorized access.
The network creation was never so easy as you will see in this edition of Windows 7. You can easily create a Home network, connect your PC with a shared printer and connect your PC to an official network with great ease. The network wizard helps you at every step.
It supports “Blue-ray read/write” for data files.
Some new navigation features have become an integral part of Windows 7 Ultimate such as Aero Shake, Jump Lists and Snap, etc.
It comes with an easy data recovery feature. It also has a quick backup feature.
Windows Media Center allows you to watch, pause, rewind, forward and record your favorite TV shows.