After Windows XP, users enjoyed working on Windows 7. It became immensely popular worldwide due to its unique features. In features, Windows 7 Home Basic is higher than Starter and lower than Home Premium. It has all the basic features of the Starter and has a geographical restriction like Starter. However, some additional features make it a basic OS for every PC.
Furthermore, it’s only available in 64-bit and you require 8GB storage space to install Windows 7 Home Basic. It’s not available in the first world countries like USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc. You can get it only in emerging markets.
Windows 7 Home Basic ISO
Operating System Requirements
Check the download requirements before starting the downloading process.
- 1GHz or above processor
- 1GB RAM
- 15GB Hard disk
- DirectX 9 Graphics Processor
- Fast Internet connection
Methods to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive [Installation Guide]
I am listing here all the methods to create a bootable USB flash drive for Windows 7 Home Basic. You can select one method that seems easier to you.
Method #1: Use Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
Windows 7 Home Basic is available in ISO image. First, we will convert it into a bootable file. Then we can install it. Use Microsoft’s genuine tool “Windows USB/DVD Download” for this purpose. It’s a recommended tool by Microsoft.
- Click Here to download it.
- Take a USB with at least 4GB space and connect it with PC.
- Now, click the link given above to download the ISO file of Windows 7 Home Basic. The ISO image supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
- Right-click the tool and select “Run” to proceed.
- Here appears “Source File box” where you will insert the location of the ISO file. Otherwise, click “Browse” if you want to look for the location of ISO file and select “Next” to move ahead.
- Click “USB Device” from here to create the copy of ISO file on the USB drive. (If you are using a DVD, select DVD)
- Now, select “Begin Copying” to copy the ISO image to the USB flash drive.
- Once the copying process is completed, open the relevant folder to look for the “setup.exe” file. Double-click this file to start the installation process.
Method # 2: Use a Third-Party Tool (Rufus)
If you want to use an easier way, use Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive. It takes a few moments to convert the ISO image into an executable file. The tool is easy and simple to use. Once you download it, with a few clicks you can create a bootable USB flash drive.
- Download Rufus.
- Connect USB flash drive with PC.
- Select “NTFS” from the drop-down menu to create a bootable disk for Windows 7 or XP.
- Here is a button similar to a DVD drive. It’s located with a checkbox “Create Bootable Disk Using.” Select this option.
- Select Windows 7 Home Basic ISO file.
- Click “Start” and the tool will start converting the ISO image into an executable file.
- Wait for a while until the bootable USB drive is ready.
- Connect it with PC and restart it to start the installation process.
Method # 3: Use Command Prompt
Some users are expert in Command Prompt. If you are one of them, you don’t need to download any tool. Use Command Prompt to create a bootable USB flash drive of Windows 7 Home Basic. Use the following steps in this context.
- Go to the Start menu and open Command Prompt. (Press Shift + F10 to launch Command Prompt.)
- Now, type the following commands and press “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”
- Now, select “Install Now” to a particular drive you have created.
- Reboot the system and select the option “Boot from CD/DVD.”
- The system starts loading files.
- Once it’s over, it will show you the main page. Select the language, Time and Currency format, Keyboard or input method and select “Next” to move ahead.
- Now, you will see the option “Install Now.” Click this option to start the installation process.
- Select “I accept the license terms” option here and click “Next.”
- Here, select the installation type from Custom and Upgrade.
- (Select the “Custom” option if you want to install a fresh copy of Windows. If you want to upgrade only, select “Upgrade” from here.)
- Here is a list of drives. Select a drive where you intend to install Windows 7 Home Basic and select “Next” from here.
- Now, the files will start copying.
- In the next section, you will see them expanding and then the installation process begins.
- Wait until the installation process reaches to 100%.
- Meanwhile, the system restarts several times. Have some patience while the installation gets over.
- Finally, Windows 7 Home Basic is ready to use. Add the product key and enjoy using Windows 7 Home Basic.
Windows 7 Home Basic Features
Like Starter, Home Basic also lacks Aero Glass feature. It’s very similar to the Starter, but a few innovative features make it distinguished from it. Home Basic has attractive graphics and many other attractions for users.
The smooth and easy user interface makes it worthwhile. Even a newbie can operate programs easily.
The Aero Snap allows you to resize any window in width and length. It’s the first time that you can resize the program’s window.
Microsoft introduces a variety of desktop gadgets in it. You can use a clock, weather report and other useful gadgets on it.
Live taskbar preview in the Aero interface is another attraction for users. However, it doesn’t include glass effects. Other variants of Windows 7 like Pro, Home Premium and Enterprise have glass effects.
Browse your desired things in Internet Explorer with more security. It has upgraded search feature and fetches more accurate results when you search something in it.
Users experience upgraded Paint and WordPad in it. These apps have more useful features now.
It has Windows Fax and Scan utility. Earlier, this utility was available only in Windows XP business edition. Now, common users can also get it in Home Basic.
Windows Defender and Windows Firewall bring more security for your data. While browsing, downloading or uploading, your data and personal information is secure. No hackers or viruses can access your system.
Parental Controls is another powerful feature of Home Basic. It keeps your children away from adult sites. When it’s enabled, you can lock the sites you don’t want your children to visit. They enjoy safe and secure browsing.