You can use installation media (a USB flash drive or DVD) to install a new copy of Windows, perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows.
To create installation media, go to the software download website, where you'll find step-by-step instructions.
On that website, you can select a version of Windows and create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.
To go directly to one of the versions, select one of these links:. Windows 10 (Then select Download tool now.).
Windows 11 (Then select Download tool now.).
Important: Back up your files before you install or reinstall Windows on your PC. Learn how for Windows 10 and Windows 11 or for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. To create the installation media, here's what you'll need:. A PC with a reliable internet connection. The download time will vary, depending on your internet connection. A USB flash drive, external hard drive, or DVD.
A blank USB flash drive or external hard drive with at least 8 GB of space, or a blank DVD (and DVD burner). We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD because any content on it will be deleted.
When burning a DVD from an ISO file, if you're told the disc image file is too large, you'll need to use dual layer (DL) DVD media.
Your 25-character product key (not required for digital licenses).
For help finding it, go to Find your Windows product key.
After you've created the installation media, you can reset or reinstall Windows.
To learn more, go to Recovery options in Windows.
But if you do not have access to another Windows 7 machine with the same "bit" version use this method to make a disk, from which you can also use the Startup repair options:
You can use this for preinstalled OEM or Retail Licenses
Download the correct ISO file and make your own disk and use the Product Key that is on the COA Sticker.
Download:Windows ISO Downloader.exe
Release Date: 11 April 2018
Requirements: Windows 7 or newer, .NET Framework 4.x, Internet Explorer 8 or newer.
Important: As of Version 6.00, we're adding back an experimental feature to generate links for Windows 7 and Office 2010. Generation of new links for these products is throttled, and not every download is always available in every language. New links are generated on a first come first served basis, with users who enable the idle resource donation getting preferential treatment. If you have further questions, please use the WinCert Forum to get in touch, so that other users can also benefit from the discussion.
And here are instructions on how to burn ISO images to disk:
You change the Boot Order in the BIOS to be able to boot from your installation media: