All About Technology -
  • P
  • h
  • i
  • l
  • i
  • p
  • h
  • a
  • c
  • k
  • e
  • r
  • .
  • i
  • n
Whats New !

Make Bootable USB pendrive in Windows - Tutorial

In this post we are going to see two different methods to make usb pendrive bootable in windows. They are manual and automatic method.
1 - Manual Method
Requirements :

• 1 USB pendrive
• Operating System (iso)
• 1 computer or laptop
• some knowledge

Step 1 : Open command prompt
(press win+R » type cmd » press enter)

Step 2 : Type diskpart and press enter
(this will open disk partition terminal)

Step 3 : Now type the following commands one by one,
(commands are mentioned below in green color)

list disk
(this will show all available disks)
select disk 1
(choose your usb device, you can recognise it by its size)
(this will erase your usb drive letter)

Note : if you are using 1TB or above HDD
or need to use GPT then only type this command,
"convert gpt" ← to make gpt partition
"convert mbr" ← to make mbr partition
or u can skip it..

create partition primary
(this will create new partition in your pendrive)
select partition 1
(this will select the partition which we created in previous step)
(this will make that partition active)
format fs=ntfs
(this will format your pendrive, it takes 10 to 15 mins.)
The executed command lines are
shown in the below picture,
Step 4 : After the format is done, continue typing the below commands,

assign letter H:
(usb drive letter)
(disk partition will be closed)

Step 5 : Now extract the OS iso file in any folder.
(you can extract iso using winrar or you can simply mount and copy all files from that.)

Step 6 : In my case my extracted files are in E: drive » "win 7 sp1" folder.
(path may different in your case, that where you extracted)

Step 7 : Now type the following commands,

(this will change to E drive, thats where my OS files are)
cd "win 7 sp1"
(this will change to "win 7 sp1" folder in E drive)
cd boot
(this will change to "boot" folder, where OS boot sector file exist)
bootsect.exe/nt60 H:
(H is your USB drive letter, as we set in step 4)

Step 8 : Once done all the above commands correctly, you can see "Boot codes are successfully updated in all volumes".

Step 9 : Close your command prompt by typing "exit".

Step 10 : Now, Bootable pendrive is ready. Just copy all your extracted OS files into your pendrive. All done.
The executed command lines are
shown in the below picture,

2 - Automatic Method
Requirements :

• 1 USB pendrive
• Operating System (iso)
• 1 computer or laptop
• Rufus (software)

Step 1 : Download and install Rufus tool
(click here to download rufus software.)

Step 2 : Open and choose your pendrive in device.
(mostly it will auto recognise the pendrive)

Step 3 : Now select and load OS iso file in Boot selection.
(Downloaded OS iso file)

Step 4 : Now just click start and wait.
(it will take 3 to 5 mins)

Step 5 : All done. Your pendrive is now bootable.
The rufus software interface
shown in the below picture,

Make Bootable Pendrive Using Linux »
click here for more detail tutorial for linux.
Thank You
Thank You

Hope you like this page. If you have any opinion, suggestion, doubts, queries or request related to this page feel free to message us on our WhatsApp or Telegram group.

Thank You

facebook_icon telegram-icon youtube_icon twitter_icon instagram_icon