Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Create Bootable USB Pen Drive for Windows 7



Tools Required:
1. USB Flash drive [minimum capacity of 4 GB]
2. Windows 7 Setup DVD or IMAGE
2. Computer :P

  • Plug in your USB Flash Drive
  • Open The Command Prompt
Method 1 : Press Win key + R and type "CMD" without  quotes   
  Method 2 : Click Strat -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt
  Method 3 : Click Strat and type "CMD" or "Command Prompt" without quotes
[ Note : IF Your Using Windows7 to create those bootable pen you better to choose command prompt to ADMINITRATOR mode,to do this Goto Start -> All Programs -> Accessories ->Command Prompt ->  Right-click on “ Command Prompt” and select “Run as Administrator”]



  •  In Command Prompt Type  DISKPART  


  • Now Type LIST DISK 



 This will show you a list of  available disks on your system. Disk 0 is usually the hard disk. In my case, Disk 3 is the USB drive (this can be a different one in your case)

  • Now Type  SELECT DISK 3 [Here 3 is my pen drive] 


  
  • Now Issue Following Command
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
ASSIGN
EXIT


Close Command Prompt and proceed to the next step.

Insert the Windows 7/Vista installation disc or Mount Windows7 image and note down the “drive letter” of your DVD drive. In my case, it is “H:



  •    Open the command prompt. If you are using Windows 7/Vista then open it with administrator rights*.
* Goto Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as Administrator”.


Now type the following list of commands as shown below:

H:
CD BOOT
BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 G:(NOTE:G: is your USB drive letter)

EXIT



  • Copy the contents(All Files) of your Windows 7 installation disk into the USB flash drive.[Directly Copy-Paste All DVD file into Usb Stick Then]
 Your USB stick is now ready to boot and install the OS 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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