Manually create bootable Windows install USB

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  1. Neemobeer

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    This guide will cover creating a bootable USB drive to be used to install Windows. This will work with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

    • Plug in your USB drive to be used to create your bootable install disc (make sure it is at least 4GBs to accommodate your Windows install data
    • Open an elevated command prompt (press the Start button and type cmd, right click on Command Prompt and select "Run As Administrator")
    • Type dispart to enter the diskpart utility
    • Type list disk (make note of the Disk # located next to your target device. Your device should be identifiable by the size) In this example our target device is disk 3
    diskpart1.
    • Now we need to select our disk with the following command select disk 3
    • Now lets remove any existing partition information (Make sure to copy any data you have off the drive before proceeding) now type clean
    • Next we create a primary partition create part primary
    • We can verify the partition was created with list part
    • Now select the partition with select part 1
    • Next we need to format it format fs=ntfs quick
    • The last step is to mark the partition active by typing active
    • Type exit to close diskpart. At this point you can close your command prompt
    • Now extract the content from your ISO file and simply copy it to the disk
    • Congratulations you now have a bootable install disk
     
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  2. Swaraj Nandedkar

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    Hello Neemobeer,

    In the Third Bullet point, you added wrong command. Maybe it's TYPO from your side, but the command is "diskpart" not "dispart".

    Please correct it if you can. :)
     
  3. Neemobeer

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    Yeah I know it's a typo. I can't edit the tutorial.
     

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