How to make USB Bootable Using Command Prompt

How to make USB Bootable Using Command Prompt

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to make USB bootable using command prompt in Windows 7/8/8.1/10. A lot of time we prefer to use USB drive to install an operating system on our computers and laptops. So, we’re going to work on this topic. When your computer’s CD/DVD drive is not working then in that situation also you can apply this simple trick to install a new operating system. There are other ways to make your USB bootable, but we will learn this simple, cool and easy way to do it.

  1. Take the USB flash drive that you’ve got with you and insert into your computer.
  2. Like on other tutorials, we certainly need to open  “Command prompt“. For this, you either go to Windows menu and search by typing cmd or command prompt. Right-click and select “Run as administrator“. 
  3. A black window will appear. Type diskpart and hit Enter. A new window with DISKPART written will open. 
  4. Type list disk. Don’t forget that throughout this tutorial we will type everything in lowercase. A list of the disk will be shown to you. Generally, we see two disks (disk 0 and disk 1). 
  5. Here, disk 1 is our pen drive/thumb drive. The best way to be sure is by looking at its size. So, we need to select it. So, type select disk 1 and Enter. A message will appear like I have shown in the given picture. 
  6. Type clean and hit Enter. Everything in the USB drive will get erased. See what message will appear.
  7. Type create partition primary and press Enter. A message of success will be displayed.
  8. Again, type select partition 1 and hit Enter. A message will appear saying “Partition 1 is now the selected partition”.
  9. Type format fs=ntfs quick and press Enter button. It will quickly format your USB drive. 
  10. Type exit and press Enter.

So, we have successfully created a bootable USB pen drive. Now, after you’ve downloaded an ISO image, simply copy the files inside it into the pen drive. Your USB drive is ready for installation. Thank you for reading this tutorial on How to make USB Bootable Using Command Prompt.

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