Windows - How to create a bootable USB disk for Windows & Server Operating Systems ?

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Asked on 9/18/15, 12:31 PM

Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive

To create a bootable USB flash drive

  1. Insert a USB flash drive into a running computer.

  2. Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator.

  3. Typediskpart.

  4. In the new command line window that opens, to determine the USB flash drive number or drive letter, at the command prompt, typelist disk, and then click ENTER. Thelist diskcommand displays all the disks on the computer. Note the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive.

  5. At the command prompt, typeselect disk <X>, where X is the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive, and then click ENTER.

  6. Typeclean, and the click ENTER. This command deletes all data from the USB flash drive.

  7. To create a new primary partition on the USB flash drive, typecreate part pri, and then click ENTER.

  8. To select the partition that you just created, typeselect part 1, and then click ENTER.

  9. To format the partition, typeformat fs=ntfs quick, and then click ENTER.


    If your server platform supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), you should format the USB flash drive as FAT32 rather than as NTFS. To format the partition as FAT32, typeformat fs=fat32 quick, and then click ENTER.

  10. Typeactive, and then click ENTER.

  11. Typeexit, and then click ENTER.

  12. When you finish preparing your custom image, save it to the root of the USB flash drive.

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Answered on 9/18/15, 12:32 PM

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