Manually create bootable Windows install USB

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#1
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 diskpart 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.png

  • 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
 


#2
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. :)
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#3
Yeah I know it's a typo. I can't edit the tutorial.
 


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