How to make Bootable USB pendrive for Windows 7/8/XP using cmd

This article will cover one of the ways to make a USB pendrive bootable for installing Windows, using CMD.

You just need to follow these simple steps:

First step is to obtain the windows files from somewhere and save them to a folder in your pc. You can rip a windows dvd , or if you have the ISO image file you can open it with magic disc or daemon tools or even winrar , and you need to copy the whole content to a folder anywhere in your pc , you just need to make sure you know where it is located.

Make sure your usb stick is inserted, go to start search cmd , right click the file and selectrun as administrator. The command prompt will appear, now you need to write the following comands:
list disk
select disk 1

(chose the usb device, you will recognize it by its size)→clean(this will erase the usb)→create partition primary→select partition 1→active→format fs=ntfs(this will format the usb drive and will take 10-15 minutes)→
After the format is done you have to continue writting in command promt : →assign(now you will notice that the usb drive changed its letter to (H): or (G))→exit(this command will exit the disk part function)
Now you have to write the path to the executable file in your windows saved folder , make sure that in your windows folder you have the boot folder with the bootsect executable file.
In my case the command goes like this: E:→cd win 7 sp1

cd bootbootsect.exe/nt60 h:(h is the letter of the usb drive ,this comand will update the boot core)→exit (this will exit command prompt).

Now you have to copy all the files in the windows folder to your usb drive.
ALL DONE. You can now restart your pc and boot from the usb hard drive.


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