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).
- select disk 1
- create partition primary
- select partition 1
- format fs=fat32
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