Creating bootable pendrive is almost difficult and very confusing part. We are not perfect on using software to make bootable pendrive for all windows and Linux. Windows is one of the most popular operating systems out there which has a large market share and therefore larger number of computer systems with Windows as their default Operating systems can be found. So the need to install Windows through bootable pen drives is most, and Windows cares for that. Using the simple tutorial which is presented here, you can make your pen drive bootable and install Windows thereafter from it.
Make Bootable Pendrive Without Any Software Follow These Steps:-
Step 1:- Before proceeding with the tutorial make sure your USB disk which you want to make bootable is inserted in the computer. After inserting the Pen Drive, proceed with the tutorial.
Step 2:-Open an elevated Command Prompt with admin rights. To do this, type cmd in Start menu search box and hit [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Enter] or Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.Step 3:- Now with Administrator command prompt open, type the following command in the command prompt DISKPART
Step 4:-This will enter you into the command line disk partitioning utility. Now type LIST DISK (and press Enter) in the command prompt, which will show you the drives (Hard Disk and USB disk) present in the computer.
Step 5:- Note down the disk number of your USB disk(Example- DISK 1 is for my 4 GB Pen Drive).To know which one is your pen drive, look for the size of the drives and make an idea of your pen drive, whose size will be probably smaller than your hard disk.
Step 6:- Assuming your Pen drive is “Disk 1”. Type SELECT DISK 1(and press Enter).It will select your pen drive for further procedure.
Step 7:- Now type CLEAN (and press Enter). This will clean your disk and after cleaning you will be presented with a successful cleaning message stating ‘DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk’.
Step 8:- Now, enter the following command in your command prompt window, CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY, which will create the primary partition in your pen drive.
Step 9:- Next, issue the following command at the prompt window SELECT PARTITION 1
Step 10:- When partition 1 has been selected, make it an active partition by typing ACTIVE(and press Enter) at the command prompt.
Step 11:- We need to format this partition, with the NTFS file system. To format the pen drive, type FORMAT FS=NTFS. This the most time taking process, and wait patiently till your pen drive is being formatted.
Step 12:- After the pen drive gets formatted, type ASSIGN in the command prompt. Lastly, type Exit to exit the DiskPart utility.
Step 13:- Do not close the Command Prompt window now. Just minimize it for a time while. Insert your Windows7/Vista DVD into the optical drive and then copy the windows file and then your bootable pendrive is ready.
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