Thursday, 12 November 2015

How to make Bootable USB Drive from CMD

How to make Bootable USB Drive from CMD

To format your computer with a usb drive you must have to make a bootable pen drive or usb drive. Listen if you have question of why should I use usb drive to format instead of cd/dvd then one thing you should notice that formatting computer with usb drive is very fast and reliable. It is best option when your pc is not connected to power. So make the usb drive bootable from these simple steps. Yo can make bootable pen drive for  Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and for Windows vista only using Command prompt. You can not make bootable usb drive for Windows XP by this process. 

It would be better if you copy all your windows files from dvd to your computer hard disk

Step 1- Insert your USB (4GB+ preferable) to the system and backup all the data from the USB as we
             are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.
Step 2- Open elevated Command Prompt. To do this, type in CMD in Start menu search field and hit
             Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Alternatively, navigate to Start > All programs >Accessories > right
             click on Command Prompt and select run as administrator.

Step 3- When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:
             DISKPART and hit enter.
             LIST DISK and hit enter.
             Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive.
             In the below image my USB drive disk no is Disk 1

Step 4- In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter. As these
             commands are self explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.
             SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)
             SELECT PARTITION 1
             FORMAT FS=NTFS
             (Format process may take few seconds)

Note- You can also use "FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK" command. This will take less time.

See video tutorial on how to make bootable pen drive for windows 10, 7, 8, 8.1


Step 5- Copy Windows DVD files from computer to USB. If you have copied Windows Files from DVD to your computer's memory then copy files from computer memory to pen drive.


You are done with your bootable USB. You can now use this bootable USB as bootable DVD on any computer that comes with USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).
Note that this bootable USB guide will not work if you are trying to make a bootable USB on XP PC

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