Friday, March 23, 2012

How to Make a Bootable Flash Drive


While optical drives become increasingly inconvenient and while flash drives and becoming more popularly handy and useful, it is not a surprise when more and more people wishes to use a “Windows Recovery Flash Drive” than a “Windows Recovery Disk”. The problem, you won’t find the option to “Create Windows Recovery Flash Drive” anywhere in windows.
Now here’s a quick and easy way to do that:

  1. Create a bootable flash drive.
  2. Create a windows recovery disk.
  3. Transfer the content of the windows recovery disk in the bootable flash drive.
To create a bootable flash drive:
  1. Open “Command Prompt”,
  2. Type “diskpart” (minus the quotation marks"),
  3. Type “list disk”,
  4. Choose the disk (with the corresponding disk number for  the flash drive, say DISK 2) and type select DISK 2,
  5. type “Clean” and enter,
  6. type “create partition primary” and enter,
  7. type “active” and enter,
  8. type “format fs=ntfs quick” and enter,
  9. exit command prompt and copy the contents of the windows recovery disk to the flash drive, and
  10. you’ll have a bootable fd.

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