Can I download Windows 7 onto a flash drive that will boot as a live USB stick?
Where would I find an ISO? Is there a utility that will do this?
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Technically you could, but it's not worth it because it would be extremely slow. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/50872-63-install-windows-flash-drive
Downloading an ISO might be illegal . If u have an ISO file then download Windows 7 USB Download Tool to put it on a USB.
Refer to site - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_To_Go
You can and there is both legitimate and illegitimate way to do this. If you want it to be legal you need your own copy of Windows. I can't point you to the ISO because I'm fairly sure MUO prohibits this, but if you insist you can do it with a simple Google search. You need fairly large USB drive (more than 8 GB so you can add more softwares into the drive plus your data). A word of warning-don't expect this to be as easy as making Linux live CD. Sometimes it can be really tricky.
or with the official tool
I forgot to say: the official tool is not actually 'live USB' per se, but more like installer.
WindowsToGo is a paid option for Windows-8 to run on USB drives but there is no way (at-least not legal and direct) to run Windows-7 on a thumb drive.
This might help you bro http://www.bloghover.com/how-to-install-windows-7-and-windows-8-on-pen-driveusb/
check this , may help u
Yeah, that was the one I referred to. It needs ridiculous amount of work to ensure everything works perfectly as it should because Microsoft decides not to make it easy...
Search MUO - there's an article about it!
As far as the ISO is concerned, you can also use your Restore CD, which has come with your computer and also includes the OS.
are u trying to say about this - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-windows-7-netbook-from-usb-flash-drive/ ??
Windows To Go
Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8 Enterprise that allows Windows 8 Enterprise to boot and run from mass storage devices such as USB flash drives and external hard disk drives. It is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 environment.
I believe he's asking about Windows 7, but your answer is valid for WIndows 8:)
quite right but the feature windows to go is from windows 8, there are alternatives like Prayaya
Hopedot VOS is compatible with more softwares and has better performance
they allow to create virtual environment similar to Windows OS