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Create a bootable USB drive Easily : Step by Step Instructions

create a bootable usb drive

Nowadays, the use of the cd is almost gone. To installing a window into your device can be done by making USB bootable. Create a bootable USB drive is one of the easiest methods to install a window in your device. Did you want to create a bootable USB drive? You can just follow some given steps to load the Windows installation onto your USB flash drive and make it bootable like DVD.


  • Tools Required to Load Windows 7 Installation Files (You can make any USB bootable using this and with a window of your choice)
  • USB flash drive with a minimum capacity of 4 GB( Remember to back up your data).
  • Windows 7 set-up DVD or Windows 7 installation setup.


Steps To Create a Bootable USB Drive


Insert your USB flash drive and back up all the existing data in it.

Open the command prompt. If you are using Windows 7 then open it with as an administrator.

Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as Administrator”.


In the command prompt type:-

DISKPART and then hit enter

This will start the Microsoft DiskPart utility


Now type the following command:

LIST DISK and hit enter
This will show you a list of available disks on your system. Disk 0 is usually the hard disk. In my case, usually, the last disk is pen drive suppose I have my DISK 5 If you have a different number on your system then you need to replace 5 with that number, 5 is the USB drive number on my system. Now give the command as shown below:

SELECT DISK 5 and hit enter


Now give this commands one by one as shown below:

CLEAN and hit enter
SELECT PARTITION 1 and hit enter
ACTIVE and hit enter
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK and hit enter
ASSIGN and hit enter
EXIT and hit enter

Minimize the command prompt and proceed to the next step.

Step 5

Insert the Windows 7 installation disk or any window disk that you want and note down the “drive letter” of your DVD/CD drive. In my case, it is “H:”. Now type the following list of commands as shown below:

BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 M: ( M: is USB drive letter)


Copy the contents of your Windows 7 installation disk into the USB flash drive.

That’s it! Your USB is now ready to boot and install the Windows 7 for you. Don’t forget to enable the “USB Boot” option and change the “boot priority to USB device from hard disk” in your BIOS settings.



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