Step by step tutorial. Took me about 6 minutes. Installs from a flash drive tend to take about 75% of the time it takes with a DVD. On my C2Q Q6600 it meant 20 mins instead of 29. This is for those who are having issues with running from a DVD, or just want to try it out/get it done faster. Note: Back up the files from your USB drive, as it WILL get formatted in this process and all data on it will be lost! 1. Get a USB Drive, it must be at least 4 GB. 2. Plug the drive into your PC. 3. Open a command prompt as administrator. (Right click, Open as Admin, or Ctrl+Shift+Click) 4. Get the drive number by typing: diskpart list disk On my machine the USB disk was number 1. 5. Format the drive by typing: select disk 1 clean create partition primary select partition 1 active format fs=NTFS assign exit 6. Mount the Windows 7 beta iso or insert the disk. 7. Navigate to the boot directory cd E:\boot (Where E is the drive letter of the DVD) 8. Using bootsect, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll make the USB drive a bootable NTFS drive, ready for a Windows 7 image: bootsect /nt60 F: (Where F is the drive letter of the USB Drive) 9. Close the command prompt 10. Copy the installation files from the mounted Windows 7 iso/disk to the USB drive. 11. Reboot the PC, and enter the BIOS (OR you can move to the boot manager menu, usually by pressing F10 if supported) 12. Set the boot priority to boot the USB drive first. 13. Install Windows 7. Happy trails, my friends.