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NT6x Fast Installer: The Ultimate Guide to Install Windows 7 or Vista to USB Drive



What is NT6x Fast Installer?




If you want to install Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive, you might have encountered some problems with the traditional setup.exe method. For example, you might not be able to start the installation from an XP-based PE or Windows 2000, you might not be able to choose the boot partition or drive letter, or you might experience slow installation speed.




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Fortunately, there is a better way to install Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive. It is called NT6x Fast Installer, and it is a set of cmd batch files that can help you install Windows 7 or Vista faster and easier than ever before.


In this article, we will show you what NT6x Fast Installer is, why you should use it, how to use it, some tips and tricks for using it, and some pros and cons of using it. By the end of this article, you will be able to install Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive with ease and confidence.


Why Use NT6x Fast Installer?




There are many reasons why you might want to use NT6x Fast Installer to install Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive. Here are some of the main benefits and advantages of using NT6x Fast Installer over the traditional setup.exe method:


  • It is faster. NT6x Fast Installer can install Windows 7 or Vista in about 15 minutes, depending on your hardware and USB speed. The traditional setup.exe method can take up to an hour or more.



  • It is easier. NT6x Fast Installer does not require you to create a bootable USB drive or a PE environment. You just need to mount the Windows ISO file and run the installer.cmd file. It will do everything for you automatically.



  • It is more flexible. NT6x Fast Installer allows you to choose the boot partition and drive letter for the OS partition. You can also customize the installation options, such as the edition, language, product key, and updates.



  • It is more portable. NT6x Fast Installer can install Windows 7 or Vista to any USB hard drive or flash drive, regardless of its size or format. You can also plug the USB OS into any PC and make it compatible with a simple command.



  • It is more reliable. NT6x Fast Installer can install Windows 7 or Vista without any errors or issues. It can also fix some common problems, such as bootmgr missing, hal.dll missing, and ntoskrnl.exe missing.



As you can see, NT6x Fast Installer is a powerful and convenient tool that can help you install Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive with minimal hassle and maximum efficiency.


How to Use NT6x Fast Installer?




Now that you know why you should use NT6x Fast Installer, let's see how you can use it to install Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive. The process is very simple and straightforward, and it only involves a few steps. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use NT6x Fast Installer:


Requirements




Before you start using NT6x Fast Installer, you need to make sure that you have the following files and tools ready:


  • A Windows 7 or Vista ISO file. You can download it from Microsoft's official website or use your own DVD.



  • A USB external hard drive or flash drive with enough space to hold the OS. It does not matter what size or format it is, as long as it is recognized by your PC.



  • A virtual drive software, such as Daemon Tools Lite, PowerISO, or Virtual CloneDrive. You will use it to mount the Windows ISO file as a virtual CD/DVD drive.



  • The NT6x Fast Installer package. You can download it from this link: https://www.win-raid.com/t22f45-Guide-How-to-install-Windows-OS-on-a-USB-drive.html



Download and Extract




Once you have all the files and tools ready, you need to download and extract the NT6x Fast Installer package to a folder on your PC. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Click on the link above to download the NT6x Fast Installer package. It is a zip file named NT6.X_fast_installer_2k10_2k16.zip.



  • Save the zip file to a location on your PC that you can easily access, such as your desktop or downloads folder.



  • Right-click on the zip file and select Extract All. Choose a destination folder for the extracted files, such as C:\NT6x_Fast_Installer.



  • Click on Extract. Wait for the extraction process to finish.



  • Navigate to the destination folder and open it. You should see a folder named NT6.X_fast_installer_2k10_2k16. Inside it, you should see several files and folders, such as _ISO, _NT6.X_installer.cmd, _NT6.X_installer.ini, and _readme.txt.



Mount ISO FileMount ISO File




The next step is to mount the Windows ISO file as a virtual CD/DVD drive using a virtual drive software. This will allow you to access the files and folders inside the ISO file as if it were a real disc. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Launch your virtual drive software, such as Daemon Tools Lite, PowerISO, or Virtual CloneDrive.



  • Click on the icon or menu option to mount an image file. A dialog box will appear.



  • Browse to the location where you saved the Windows ISO file. Select it and click on Open.



  • The virtual drive software will mount the ISO file as a virtual CD/DVD drive. You should see a new drive letter appear in your PC, such as E: or F:.



  • Open the virtual CD/DVD drive and check its contents. You should see several files and folders, such as autorun.inf, boot, sources, and setup.exe.



Run Installer.cmd




The next step is to run the installer.cmd file from the NT6x Fast Installer package. This is the main file that will install Windows 7 or Vista directly to your USB external drive. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Navigate to the folder where you extracted the NT6x Fast Installer package, such as C:\NT6x_Fast_Installer\NT6.X_fast_installer_2k10_2k16.



  • Right-click on the file named _NT6.X_installer.cmd and select Run as administrator. A command prompt window will open.



  • You will see a welcome message and some instructions. Press any key to continue.



  • You will see a list of options for installing Windows 7 or Vista. Choose the option that matches your Windows ISO file, such as [1] Windows 7 x86/x64 or [2] Windows Vista x86/x64. Type the number of your choice and press Enter.



  • You will see a list of available drives on your PC. Choose the drive letter of your USB external drive, such as [E] USB-HDD (465 GB). Type the letter of your choice and press Enter.



  • You will see a confirmation message asking if you want to install Windows 7 or Vista to your USB external drive. Type y and press Enter.



  • You will see a screenshot of the installer.cmd file running in the command prompt window.



  • You will see a list of options for customizing the installation, such as the edition, language, product key, and updates. Choose the options that suit your preferences and press Enter after each one.



  • You will see a confirmation message asking if you want to start the installation. Type y and press Enter.



Wait for Installation




The next step is to wait for the installation process to finish. This may take some time, depending on your hardware and USB speed. To monitor the progress, follow these steps:


  • Keep an eye on the command prompt window. You will see some messages and logs indicating what is happening.



  • You will also see some pop-up windows from Windows Setup. Do not close them or interfere with them. They are part of the installation process.



  • You will see a message saying that the installation is complete and that you need to reboot your PC. Press any key to reboot.



  • Your PC will restart and boot from your USB external drive. You will see the Windows logo and some loading screens.



  • You will see the Windows Out of Box Experience (OOBE) screen, where you can set up your user account, password, time zone, network settings, etc.



  • You will see the Windows desktop and start menu. Congratulations! You have successfully installed Windows 7 or Vista directly to your USB external drive using NT6x Fast Installer.



Unmount ISO File




The final step is to unmount the Windows ISO file from your virtual CD/DVD drive. This will free up some space on your PC and prevent any conflicts with other programs. To do this, follow these steps:


Yes.


  • NT6x Fast Installer will run as administrator and install Windows 7 or Vista to your USB external drive.



Plug into Another PC




A fourth tip for using NT6x Fast Installer is to plug your USB OS into another PC and run a command to make it compatible. This will allow you to use your USB OS on any PC without any driver or activation issues.


To plug your USB OS into another PC and run a command, follow these steps:


  • Plug your USB external drive into another PC and boot from it.



  • Open a command prompt window by pressing Windows + R and typing cmd.



  • Type the following command and press Enter: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown



  • The command will prepare your USB OS for use on another PC by removing any device-specific information and resetting the activation status.



  • Your PC will shut down after the command is done. Unplug your USB external drive and plug it into any PC you want to use.



  • Your USB OS will boot up and ask you to set up your user account, password, time zone, network settings, etc. as if it were a new installation.



Pros and Cons of Using NT6x Fast Installer




The last thing we want to discuss in this article is the pros and cons of using NT6x Fast Installer versus other methods of installing Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive. To help you compare and contrast, we have created a table that summarizes the main pros and cons of using NT6x Fast Installer:



ProsCons


Faster installation speedRequires a Windows ISO file


Easier installation processRequires a virtual drive software


More flexible installation optionsMay not work with some USB drives or PCs


More portable installation resultMay need to run a command to make it compatible with another PC


More reliable installation outcomeMay encounter some bugs or glitches


Conclusion




In conclusion, NT6x Fast Installer is a great tool that can help you install Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive with ease and confidence. It is faster, easier, more flexible, more portable, and more reliable than the traditional setup.exe method. It also has some useful tips and tricks that can make your experience even better. However, it also has some drawbacks, such as requiring a Windows ISO file, a virtual drive software, and some compatibility issues. Therefore, you should weigh the pros and cons carefully before deciding to use NT6x Fast Installer.


If you are interested in trying out NT6x Fast Installer, you can download it from this link: https://www.win-raid.com/t22f45-Guide-How-to-install-Windows-OS-on-a-USB-drive.html. You can also find more information and support on the same website. We hope that this article has been helpful and informative for you. Thank you for reading!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)




Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about NT6x Fast Installer:



  • What is the difference between NT6x Fast Installer and WinToUSB?



WinToUSB is another popular tool that can help you install Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive. However, it has some limitations, such as requiring a Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2016/2012/2008 installation ISO file or CD/DVD drive, requiring an activation key for Windows 7 or Vista, requiring a FAT32 partition for the boot partition, and having slower installation speed. NT6x Fast Installer does not have these limitations and can install Windows 7 or Vista faster and easier than WinToUSB.


  • Can I use NT6x Fast Installer to install Windows 10 or 8?



No, NT6x Fast Installer only supports installing Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive. If you want to install Windows 10 or 8 directly to a USB external drive, you can use WinToUSB or another tool that supports these versions of Windows.


  • Can I use NT6 x Fast Installer to install Windows 7 or Vista to an internal hard drive?



No, NT6x Fast Installer only supports installing Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB external drive. If you want to install Windows 7 or Vista to an internal hard drive, you can use the traditional setup.exe method or another tool that supports this option.


  • Can I use NT6x Fast Installer to install Windows 7 or Vista to a USB flash drive?



Yes, NT6x Fast Installer can install Windows 7 or Vista directly to a USB flash drive, as long as it has enough space to hold the OS. However, you should be aware that using a USB flash drive as an OS drive may have some drawbacks, such as lower performance, shorter lifespan, and higher power consumption. Therefore, we recommend using a USB external hard drive instead of a USB flash drive for better results.


  • Can I use NT6x Fast Installer to install Windows 7 or Vista to a USB external drive that already has data on it?



No, NT6x Fast Installer will format and partition your USB external drive before installing Windows 7 or Vista on it. This means that all the data on your USB external drive will be erased and lost. Therefore, we advise you to backup your data before using NT6x Fast Installer.


  • Can I use NT6x Fast Installer to install Windows 7 or Vista to a USB external drive that has multiple partitions on it?



Yes, NT6x Fast Installer can install Windows 7 or Vista to a USB external drive that has multiple partitions on it. However, you should be careful not to choose the wrong partition for the OS partition, as this may cause data loss or system failure. You should also note that NT6x Fast Installer will create a new boot partition on your USB external drive, which may affect the existing partitions and their drive letters.


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