With the release of Windows 7 just around the corner (end of October) you might be thinking of upgrading your netbook’s Windows XP or even Vista operating system to the fresh and netbook friendly Windows 7.
Most netbooks come with Windows XP as they can’t run Vista all that well, but with Windows 7’s more efficient coding netbooks run very well on the latest Windows operating system.
Most netbooks of course don’t feature an optical drive of any sorts. You can of course buy an external USB DVD drive for your netbook, but there is a cheaper and easier way, by using a USB flash drive.
A small application called “WinToFlash” can easily setup a bootable USB drive for Windows 7, allowing you to easily install Windows 7 on to your netbook.
Just run the WinToFlash application on a computer with a DVD drive to create the bootable USB drive, and then connected it to your netbook and boot your system. You may need to pree Esc, F2 or some other key when booting your netbook to allow booting from the USB drive.
Just make sure you use a USB memory stick with at least 4GB of Space. I think you should also be able to use a SDHC card also.
WinToFlash is a also a free application.