Using Disk Part to Create Bootable usb drive

By | April 23, 2012

This is how you can create a bootable windows 7 usb flash drive. First you will need a usb flash drive. I would recommend using a 4GB one. Now you need to start up disk part. This is done by starting up command line prompt (windows key + R and cmd) and typing in

C:\> diskpart

now we need to find out the number of our disk. We do this using;

DISKPART> list disk

now we select the disk

DISKPART> select disk 1

we use the “clean” key word to clear all partitions.

DISKPART> clean

now we create a partition

DISKPART> create partition primary

now select the partition

DISKPART> select partition 1

now we need to format the partition

DISKPART> format fs=ntfs quick

now we mark the partition as active

DISKPART> active

we now need to set a mount point

DISKPART> assign letter=e

now quit disk part

DISKPART> exit

now we have an active partition and need to copy the windows 7 files to the usb drive.We can do this using “xcopy

C:\> xcopy d:\ e:\ /E

Once this has finished copying we will have a bootable copy of windows 7 on a usb drive