Friday, July 19, 2013

Windows installation on DriveDroid

In version v0.7.0 of DriveDroid (Free) and DriveDroid (Paid) a feature has been added to create blank images that look like normal USB disks. This allows you to use tools on your PC to fill the blank USB disk with whatever you want.

In this post I will show how to create a Windows 7 installation disk that can be booted from your phone with DriveDroid. The disk will be made using files of the official Windows 7 ISO.

Inline image 1

  • DriveDroid v0.7.0+
  • 4GB free space on your Android phone
  • A PC with Windows 7 and 7-zip installed
  • Diskpart utility (installed by default on Windows 7)
  • A Windows 7 installation disk or ISO
Note that on some systems diskpart is not installed. I installed it seperately using the diskpart setup.

Image creation
First hook up your phone to your PC using a USB cable.

Next we'll have to create a blank image on your phone. On this image we will eventually store the installation disk. In DriveDroid we go to the + button and choose 'Create blank image...'.

Read more: Softwarebakery