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Bootable usb drive using command prompt .iso version

This is an updated version of the previous command promt post .

This version only requires the iso image file of the windows , a program to mount the image , and windows 7 or vista as operating sistem.

  1. The first step is to obtain a .iso image file of windows xp, vista, 7 , 8 is not suported in this method .Bootable USB Example
  2. Now you need to mount the .iso image file with magic disk , daemon tools or any other mounting program.Bootable USB
  3. The next step is to open the command promt with administrator rights. Go to start , in the search bar type cmd , and right click the cmd file and select run as administrator.
  4. In the cmd program you need to type the following commands: diskpart→list disk→select disk 1(disk 1 is my usb drive , you need to select your usb drive , you will recognize the usb drive by its size)→clean→create partition primary→select partition 1(or 2,3,4 depending on what number is your usb drive)→active→format fs=ntfs→(the formating process will take about 10-15 minutes).Create Bootable USB
  5. After the formatting process is done you will continue writting commands:→assign(this will usually change the usb drive letter to H or G)→exit(this will exit the disk part but not the cmd)→xcopy i:\*.* /s/e/f h:\→(i is the letter of the mounted .iso and h is the letter of the usb drive where you want to copy the files from i)→Untitled14
  6. This process will take another 10-15 minute.
  7. When the copping proces is done just type:→exit(this command will exit the cmd)Untitled15
  8. That was all , your usb drive is now bootable .



  1. Thanks for the tutorial! So useful.

    • am really greatfull for the hhelp you’ve given me

  2. Thanks! great tutorial :)

  3. Thanks for the help. :)

  4. Thanks for this post. :) My usb is now bootable. :)

  5. Thanks for the help

  6. hmmmm… every time I look this up I have to run the bootsect file. I’ll try this though, seems like the others are having no problem with it. Anyone care to explain why the bootsect isn’t needed?

    • if I’m not mistaken, the bootsect method is for usb hard drive/hard disk

  7. Thank you dear.
    my usb is now bootable with win

  8. Thank you so much for being so helpful, may you be increased with knowledge and understanding.

  9. I am so grateful for you to post this tutorial

  10. Thanks 4 sharing :)

  11. I am getting an error after the clean command.Access is denied.
    Can anyone help please?

  12. i did the first part and exited my cmd because i had to go out. can i only do the second part or i have to do it all over again. i did it till formating

  13. Very very use full. Thank you so much.

  14. step : format fs=ntfs is nt happenng….what i can do?? plz help…thnk you

  15. thanx for help

  16. xcopy switches should be /e/f/h
    using switch /s and /e is contradictory, since /s excludes empty folders and /e includes empty folders. just use /e
    omitting switch /h means you don’t copy required hidden or system files

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