How to make pendrive bootable
Have an old USB drive lying around that you don’t use anymore? Turn it into an operating install disk for Windows, Linux or Mac, or a diagnostic tool for your PC.Question is how to make pendrive bootable .Installing Windows 7, 8, or 10 from a flash drive is essentially the same as installing it from a DVD. Most of the work is setting up your flash drive so it becomes a bootable device with the OS on it. Here we will take a look at a couple of utilities that will allow you to easily create a bootable USB drive and copy Windows to it.
Follow this guide to learn how to make pendrive bootable or just watch the video tutorial below:
Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. This is available for free from Microsoft. Despite its name, this tool works with Windows Vista ISOs as well. You can run this tool on virtually any version of Windows.
Note: You’ll need a minimum of a 4GB flash drive to dedicate to the installation files.
It’s a pretty straight forward process, first
- Browse to the location of your Windows ISO file and click Next.
- Select USB device…this also helps you burn the ISO to DVD as well if you need that option
- Choose your flash drive and click Begin copying.
- Now just wait for the process to complete. The drive will be formatted and files copied to the flash drive.
When the process is finished you will be able to see the files on the flash drive as you would if you opened the installation disc. Now you can start the installation on any computer that allows you to boot from a USB drive.
If you cannot follow the above tutorial you can watch video tutorial below