How to make Windows 7 Bootable USB Drive

Now create a bootable USB drive manually,Here you will use the Command Prompt(Run As Administrator) as a Windows default program.The 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,You require at least 4 GB for minimum capacity of Your USB Drive.

If you hve Larger capacity ,that is also better. with this Trick, I use the USB flash drive with 4 GB of capacity.Please note: during this procedure you lose any data on your USB flash drive.Please be extra careful during formatting, choosing the wrong drive will erase it completely.This trick provided as-is,at your own risk.

So Please be careful to do every steps by steps :-

Step 1 : Firstly Preparing the USB drive:.

1.1) First Insert your USB flash drive to your running computer. As the first step, you need to run Command Prompt as administrator. To do this, you 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".

1.2) Type "diskpart" on Command Prompt (without quotes) and hit Enter. Wait for a while until the DISKPART program run.

1.3) Type "list disk" (Without quotes) 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.

1.4) And Type "select disk 1" (Without quotes) to determine that disk 1 would be processed in the next step then hit Enter.

1.5) Type "clean" (Without quotes) and hit Enter to remove all of data in the drive

1.6) Type "Create partition primary" (Without quotes) and hit Enter. Creating a primary partition and further recognized by Windows as "partition 1" (Without quotes) .

1.7) Type "select partition 1" (Without quotes) an hit Enter. Choosing the "partition 1" for setting up it as an active partition.

1.8) Type "active" (Without quotes) and hit Enter. Activating current partition.

1.9) Type "format fs=ntfs quick" (Without quotes) and hit Enter. Formatting current partition as NTFS file system quickly.

1.10) Type "exit" (Without quotes) and hit Enter. Leaving DISKPART program but dont close the Command Prompt instead. We would still need it for next process.

Step 2 : Now we have prepared USB drive. Lets make it bootable

2.1) Let us assume that the flash / USB drive is the D: drive and the DVD installer located on drive F :. we will navigate Command Prompt to set installation DVD as its active directory.

2.2) ) By default, Command Prompts active directory for Administrator permission is on C:\Windows\System32>. We will navigate Command Prompt to set on DVD (F:) as its active directory. Just type "f:" then hit Enter, and the active directory changed to F:.

2.3) Type "cd boot" (Without quotes) and hit Enter. Active directory changed to F:\boot>.

2.4) Type "bootsect /nt60 d:" (Without quotes) and hit Enter. Creating boot sector on D: drive (USB flash drive).

2.5) Type "exit" (Without quotes) and hit Enter to close the Command Prompt. Until this step we have made a bootable USB drive sucessfully, and the flash drive is ready to be used as a boot media.

Step 3 : Copying Installation Files

To install Windows from a bootable USB drive, we just need to copy the whole installation files contained on the DVD installer to flash drive. To do this, open the Command Prompt as in previous steps. Once it opens, type "xcopy f: \ *. * d: \ / E / H / F" and then press Enter. Wait until all the files in the DVD installer copied to the flash drive. Now bootable USB drive is ready to be used for installing Windows from flash drive

youre done !

I hope you enjoyed this article.

Sharing is caring


About Author

Akash is a co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email (

You may also like :-

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay Connected

Popular Posts

Get Latest Stuff Through Email

Who Should Read TechTrick?

All the tricks and tips that TechTrick provides only for educational purpose. If you choose to use the information in TechTrick to break into computer systems maliciously and without authorization, you are on your own. Neither I (TechTrick Admin) nor anyone else associated with TechTrick shall be liable. We are not responsibe for any issues that caused due to informations provided here. So, Try yourself and see the results. You are not losing anything by trying... We are humans, Mistakes are quite natural. Here on TechTrick also have many mistakes..