How To Make A Bootable USB
How to make a bootable USB for Windows
Bootable USB drive for Window 7, 8, Vista, Server and XP
Requirements for Bootable USB flash:
► USB Flash Drive (Minimum 4GB)
► Window Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation files.
Follow the below steps to create bootable Windows 7/Windows 8 USB drive using which you can install Windows 7 or Windows 8 easily.
Procedure for Bootable USB Flash:
► Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system.
► Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open Command Prompt with admin rights.
► Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.
► Click on Start Menu Button >>> Click on All programs >>> Click Accessories, on Command Prompt right click and choose Run as from drop down.
► You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following commands in the command prompt:
Command Prompt Commands for Bootable USB:
► on Command Prompt Type DISKPART and Press / Hit Enter
► After displaying Diskpart on next line now Type LIST DISK command
(Hint: From the given list note down Disk number for example Disk 1 or Disk 2 of your plugged-in USB flash drive.
Now Type following commands shown in BOLD one by one and check the message after each command just like in picture below:
SELECT DISK 1 (Used to select your Disk from list)
(Tip: Check the number of your USB Driver by size and Enter that No.)
CLEAN (This command deletes the partition of your flash drive)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY (Primary partition will be created on USB)
SELECT PARTITION 1 (Always use 1 after partition here)
ACTIVE (Makes the USB status as active)
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK ( You may use fs=fat and if you want to format normally then remove quick)
(Formatting Process will be completed in few seconds)
ASSIGN (This will assign a Drive Letter)
EXIT (Command Promt will return to normal mode)
► Now put fresh DVD of Window Vista/ Window 7 or Window 8 in the Optical Drive (DVD / Super Drive)
► Now Copy all the Files or contents from Windows Vista / Window 8 OR Window 7 DVD to your USB flash drive.
► Hurrah! Enjoy your USB drive is Boot-able Now and install OR
► Finally from BIOS, Change your Boot Sequence and Set Boot from USB First or Boot Priority to Top.
Software to Make USB Bootable:
► FlashBoot Setup ► Novicorp WinToFlash ► Windows7-USB-DVD-tool
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