How to Create Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows Vista?

Ever got into a situation when your CD/DVD rom refuses to work and the vendor says it will cost you more than your pocket can affort ? Well, it happened with me and I saved some pocket money by making full use of my Pen Drive.

Km at TechMixer shares the secret in easy to do steps on how to install Vista using a USB pen drive.

1. Format the USB flash memory drive to FAT32 file system

Run CMD.EXE and type the following command. Note: This set of commands assumes that the USB flash drive is addressed as “disk 1?. Double check that by doing a list of the disks (type “list disk”) before cleaning it).

  1. diskpart
  2. select disk 1
  3. clean
  4. create partition primary
  5. select partition 1
  6. active
  7. format fs=fat32
  8. assign
  9. exit
2. Copy Windows Vista’s DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

Type in command to start copying all the content from the Windows Vista DVD to your newly formatted high speed flash drive.

  • xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\

3. Setup your computer BIOS to boot from USB Drive

4. Install Windows Vista from flash memory drive

You can also install Ubuntu using a pen drive, or just make the pen drive bootable for anything else.

Mayur

Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

6 Responses

  1. syna says:

    “Ever got into a situation when your CD/DVD rom refuses to work and the vendor says it will cost you more than your pocket can affort ?” Come on, a new DVD-Rom drive costs about 25$, how is that not affordable…

  2. Anurag says:

    This Is Really Cool…
    No Need OF DVD!!!!!!

    – Anurag R.C.
    http://www.pcdrome.com

    Anurags last blog post..Hide Windows Using Anti-BossKey.

  3. bhansali says:

    Doesn’t the usb drive has a thing known as boot sector or Master boot record? Is it not necessary to fill the proper system files to that particular sectors?

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