How to create a bootable USB flash drive step by step

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

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