how to make your usb bootable?

how to make your usb bootable?

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Making a usb bootable is required in many circumstances. Weather you want to install windows, Linux or anything else, you need to make your usb boot-able to do that. In this post i will tell you the exact steps that you can take to make your usb boot-able.

So let’s start to find out how to make a usb boot-able.

1 – Download windows ISO file:

To download windows ISO file, you can simply click here and download windows iso file to make our usb bootable and install a fresh copy of windows into your PC.

2 – Plugin usb into computer port:

To make your usb boot-able. let’s plugin your usb into your computer and check that it is working or not. If your usb is working then follow the next steps.

3 – Open up command prompt:

To open up your command prompt or cmd, just please ctrl + R and search for cmd. Or just open your command by simply clicking on your start button and then select command prompt.

4 – Open up disk-part through CMD:

To make your usb boot-able, using Microsoft provided disk-part is the best and reliable source. So type the following command into your cmd to open up disk-part.


Now that you have typed disk-part command to open it. It will open up a message box to confirm weather you want to give administrative privileges or not. Just click on yes.

You will see that a new console window will be opened. Now type the following commands to make your usb boot-able.

5 – Type the following Commands to make usb boot-able:
list disks
select disk 1
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs quick

Now let’s discuss what the above commands will do in detail.

6 – Brief about the above commands to make usb bootable:

list disks command will present a list of disks that are connected to your computer right now.

select disk 1 will select the second disk inside your computer that is usb that you just inserted into your computer.

clean will clean the usb to make our usb bootable.

Note that windows can only be booted inside the primary partition, so we run the command create partition primary to make our usb partition primary in order to make it bootable.

The next command format fs=ntfs quick will simply format your usb, so that we can mount windows data into it.

To make our usb active to copy windows file inside it, we used the active command to make our usb active and copy windows file in an active partition.

7 – Extract windows ISO file into usb:

Now it is time to actually extract windows iso files inside your usb drive to make your usb bootable and start installing our windows.

To extract iso file in usb, right click on iso file and click on extract files and then select location to usb. Once it is done, Your usb drive is successfully booted to install windows in any PC.

Now plugin your usb into any computer and restart that computer to start installing windows.

I hope you’ve learned, how to make your usb bootable from this post, leave your comments in the comment section, so that i know it is working for you. If you are facing any error in making your usb bootable than you can also comment and i will answer that. Thanks for reading.

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