Make a Pendrive Bootable Using Command Prompt

To create a bootable USB drive manually, we will use the Command Prompt as a Windows default program. Here are step by step to create a bootable USB drive as the Windows installation media. To create a bootable USB drive as a Windows installation media, we require at least 4 GB for minimum capacity. Larger capacity is better. At this moment, I use the USB flash drive with 2 GB of capacity as just an example.

  • Insert your USB flash drive to your running computer. As the first step, we need to run Command Prompt as administrator. To do this, we need to find cmd by typing cmd in the search box on Windows Start Menu. After search result for cmd appears, right click on it and select Run as administrator.
  1. Type diskpart on Command Prompt and hit Enter. Wait for a while until the DISKPART program run.

2. Type list disk to view active disks on your computer and hit Enter. There would be seen that the active disks shown as Disk 0 for hard drive and Disk 1 for your USB flashdrive with its total capacity.

3. Type select disk 1 to determine that disk 1 would be processed in the next step then hit Enter.

4. Type clean and hit Enter to remove all of data in the drive.

5. Type create partition primary and hit Enter. Creating a primary partition and further recognized by Windows as partition 1.

6. Type select partition 1 an hit Enter. Choosing the partition 1 for setting up it as an active partition.

7. Type active and hit Enter. Activating current partition.

8. Type format fs=ntfs quick and hit Enter. Formatting current partition as NTFS file system quickly.

9. Type exit and hit Enter.



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