How to make Pendrive / USB Drive Bootable with CMD for all Windows


Step to Step make a Bootable USB Drive Using CMD.

Step 1: Run CMD (command-prompt) in Administrator mode. There are two ways to do the same:

  1. Search for cmd in Start menu, right-click on the command prompt, click on Run as Administrator.

Step 2: Connect the USB device to the computer that is to be made bootable.

Step 3: Type the cmd ‘diskpart’ and then press Enter.

Step 4: Type the cmd ‘list disk’ to display a list of all the available storage devices on your system. Press Enter to continue.

Step 5:  Type the cmd ‘select disk 1’ and press Enter.

Step 6: To make a pendrive bootable, there is a need to format it to clean the existing data. This can be done by the use of ‘clean’ cmd.

Step 7: Type the cmd ‘create partition primary’ and press Enter. This will make the disk primary and ready to be made bootable.

Step 8: To choose the partition created as primary, type the cmd ‘select partition 1’ and press Enter.

Step 9: Before making the disk bootable, there is a need to format it as NTFS because Windows uses NTFS file system for storage. This can be done with the use of cmd ‘format=fs NTFS Quick’ and press Enter.

Step 10: Type the cmd ‘active’ and press Enter. This will mark the primary bootable partition as Active.

Step 11: Type the cmd ‘exit’ to exit DISKPART and press Enter.

Now close the command prompt window.

Step 12: Now copy all the data from the OS (IOS/Windows/Linux/etc.) installation disk to your USB drive that is just been made bootable.

Now, this Pendrive can be used to install the desired Operating System on any computer.



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