Monday, 15 December 2014

Make a Bootable USB Pen drive for Windows 7

Creating a usb pendrive using command prompt is not hard, it is one of the most common ways to create a bootable usb.

Steps :-
  1. Make sure your usb stick is inserted, go to start search cmd , right click the  file and select run as administrator.
  2. The command prompt will appear, now you need to write the following comands: 'diskpart' then 'list disk'.
  3. Select the proper disk in my case it is disk 1 [See the picture above]  type 'select disk 1' (chose  the usb device, you will recognize it by its size).
  4. Type 'clean' (this will erase the usb).
  5. Type 'create partition primary' then 'select partition 1' then type 'active'.
  6. Now wen need to format the selected disk so type 'format fs = ntfs' (this will format the usb drive and will take 10-15 minutes).
  7. If you have any formatting errors first format the pen drive in ntfs mode in normal way by right clicking the device & again follow the steps.
  8. After the device is formatted to 100% type 'exit'.
  9. Now copy all the folders present in the Windows ISO or bootable disc. [Not the ISO the folders and files present in ISO/DISC].
  10. Restart the PC and you are done ! [If USB is your first boot device you might directly boot into Windows Setup :-P ].
Configuring the BIOS :-
  • Enter the BIOS by pressing F2 while PC starts [different methods for different PC's, google yours if F2 not working].
  • Now in 'boot' option make USB as your First booting device then the Hard disk.
  • This will always search for a bootlable Pen Drive and if not found will boot through Hard disk.
Enjoy Installing/Reparing Windows from USB.
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