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July 23, 2015

How to Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7


Bootable usb pendrive using cmd

To create a bootable USB drive manually, we will use the Command Prompt as a Windows default program. Here are step by step to create a bootable USB drive as the Windows installation media. To create a bootable USB drive as a Windows installation media, we require at least 4 GB for minimum capacity. Larger capacity is better. At this moment, I use the USB flash drive with 2 GB of capacity as just an example. It's due to some reasons that my 4 GB flash drive encountered an unusual problem that i have to fix later.

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Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7


STEP 1: 
Go to “Start” button and click. Write “cmd” then cmd icon will appear on the top of the panel.


Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7

STEP 2:
“Right click” on the cmd icon and click “Run as administrator”. 
Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7

STEP 3:
It will open the command prompt.


Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7

STEP 4:
Type “diskpart” inside the command prompt and hit “ENTER”. 
Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7
It will good before going to next step that you should disconnect all other external hard disk, flash/pen drive etc. because accidently these drive can be formatted. So taking precaution is good. Only one pen drive with minimum 4 GB should be connected. Save all the data from the pen drive because it will be formatted in one of the following step.

STEP 5:
After last step type “list disk” inside the command prompt and hit “ENTER”.

Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7

This will show all disk connected to the system like DISK 0, Disk 1, and so on with “Status”, “Size” , “Free” etc.. We can recognize the pen drive with size. Disk 0 will be the system disk in which the windows OS is installed. In this tutorial Disk 1 is the pen drive (3855MB=4GB). This pen drive is going to be a bootable pen drive.

STEP 6:
Type “select disk 1” inside the command prompt and hit “ENTER”. It will select the disk 1 (pen drive) for all coming steps. 

Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7

STEP 7:
Type “clean” and hit “ENTER”. It will erase all the data from the pen drive.


Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7


STEP 8:
Type “create partition primary” and hit “ENTER”. It will create a primary partition in pen drive.

Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7


STEP 9:
Type “select partition 1” and hit “ENTER”. It will select the partition created in the last step.

Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7

STEP 10:
Type “format fs = ntfs quick” and hit “ENTER”. It will format the pen drive quickly with NTFS file type.

Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7


STEP 11:
Type “active” and hit “ENTER”. It will make partition as active for booting after restarting the computer. If this step is missed then computer will not boot from the pen drive. 
Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7


STEP 12:
Type “exit ” and hit “ENTER” to close the diskpart and close the command prompt window.

Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7

STEP 13:
Now the pen drive has become bootable. Now all the files from root of Windows operating system setup DVD or ISO has to copy inside the pen drive root.
So open the Windows setup file from DVD or ISO and copy all file by selecting with “Ctrl+A” and paste it inside the pen drive’s root folder as shown in the figure.

Make Bootable USB (Pen Drive) Using Windows 7


After complete copy, the pen drive will be a bootable for Windows 7 and Windows 8 OS completely. You just need to “Restart” your computer. “Restart” your computer. When BIOS screen appears then press “F12” key. It will show the options to boot from CD/DVD drive, hard disk and pen drive. Just scroll down to pen drive and hit“Enter”. Your system will boot from pen drive. Now you can install windows OS

ALL DONE  Enjoy…

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