Looking to make bootable pen drive and draw accolades? Or you’re among those who need a bootable pen drive more than life just to power your silent system. Whatever may be the reason, we have a solution – an awesome way to create pen drive for windows vista and Windows 7.
The technique we’ll be discussing here is 100% working unlike other tutorials out on web. Using this guide you can create bootable pen drive for windows vista or windows 7 within few minutes.
Before we start making bootable pen drive make sure you have:
- 4Gb USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive)
- Bootable DVD of Window Vista and Window 7
- Command Prompt (already present in your system)
Insert Pen Drive and bootable DVD into your system and format the pen drive. Now go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
Run the following command sequentially (bold letters) and press enter after each command,
This is a command line utility concerning hard disk partitioning. A new cmd window opens up. Minimize the original cmd window as we need it later. Continue typing new commands in the new window.
- LIST DISK
Shows all hard drives including pen drive and the system HDD. Note down the Disk number of your USB flash drive (eg: Disk 1). My Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 1.
- SELECT DISK 1
This selects pen drive as the disk on which the following command would execute.
Deletes all any pre-existing configuration/partition.
- CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
Configures pen drive to default partitions. Default partition has upto 3 Primary partitions and 1 Extended partition.
- SELECT PARTITION 1
This makes PARTITION 1 active. This is where your bootable file resides.
- FORMAT FS=NTFS
Formats pen drive in NTFS mode. NTFS is faster than older FAT system. Be patient! Formatting may take some time.
Optional! Restore original drive names in case you have altered it some fancy.
Once you’re done with commands we move closer to get bootable pen drive for windows vista. Now its time to put in some finishing touch. Here we go,
- Maximize the minimized command prompt (of Step 1). Note drive letters of USB Flash Drive and DVD drive. I’m considering P: for your Pen Drive and V: for your DVD drive. Now run the following command in the maximized window,
- CD BOOT
- BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 P
This runs BOOTSECT.EXE file present in the bootable DVD. Configures pen drive with BOOTMGR(Bootmanager) compatible bootcode. This gives pen drive bootable features.
- Now copy files from bootable DVD to Pen Drive.
That’s all. Now just remove the pen drive and Windows DVD from your system. You’re can now boot your system with the USB flash drive.
Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive. I won’t explain it as it’s just the matter the changing the boot priority or enabling the USB boot option in the BIOS.