A bootable USB flash drive helps you install windows in an easy and fast way,
Why you need to create a Bootable USB flash drive?
Well, this is a question that comes to hearing from a lot of people around. First of all, let me say that the latest laptops don’t come with a CD drive, however, they have original windows installed, but anyhow if you lost your original backup then you must create a bootable USB flash drive in order to install windows.
Which one is faster to install Windows? From CD or a bootable USB Flash Drive?
Mostly when you guys install windows from CD so it takes longer time than a Bootable USB flash drive. And a Flash drive is 10x faster than a CD. That’s why I suggest using a Bootable USB Flash drive. It is very easy and simple that anyone can use it.
To create a bootable USB flash Drive
- Insert a USB flash drive into a running computer.
- Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator.
- Type [diskpart]
- In the new command line window that opens, to determine the USB flash drive number or drive letter, at the command prompt, type [list disk], and then click [ENTER]. The list disk command displays all the disks on the computer. Note the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive.
- At the command prompt, type [select disk <X>], where X is the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive, and then click [ENTER].
- Type [clean], and The click [ENTER]. This command deletes all data from the USB flash drive.
- To create a new primary partition on the bootable USB flash drive, type [create part pri], and then click [ENTER].
- To select the partition that you just created, type [select part 1], and then click [ENTER].
- To format the partition, type [format fs=ntfs quick], and then click [ENTER].
- If your server platform supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), you should format the USB flash drive as FAT32 rather than as NTFS. To format the partition as FAT32, type [format fs=fat32 quick], and then click [ENTER].
- Type [active], and then click [ENTER].
- Type [exit], and then click [ENTER].
- When you finish preparing your custom image, save it to the root of the bootable USB flash drive.
And you are done, simply restart the system and install your windows