How to make a Bootable installation USB

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Now a days if your laptop or desktop is shipped with any OS installed their activation code is already embedded in BIOS and we can install that particular OS version without the activation code and OS will detect that activation code from the BIOS.

There are many people who are still using windows DVD for installation of their OS whether it is windows or Linux. But the read and write speed for the DVD is much lower than that of a USB drive. So this blog post will let you go through many steps where you can convert a simple or any unusable pen drives to be converted into a bootable installation media.

Easy step:(Using a 3rd party app):

There are many third party app but the most simple, small and speedy one available is Rufus, a application which is less than MB in size and support a lots of host OS s.


Download Rufus from the below link :


Open Rufus and you will be greeted with the below screen

3. Now plug your pen drive and the software will detect the drive and populate the required fields automatically. You can the device from a drop down list.

4. Now keep the option for quick format selected and select ISO image from “Create a bootable disk using” option. The software will detect the ISO image then populate the required fields automatically. Select the 3 rd option if you want to custom label your drive and add a predefined icon to it. Once everything is set then just click “Start” then just wait to get the process to complete.

Now you have a bootable pen drive to use anywhere.

Technical step:(Using CMD):

Windows inbuilt function dispart can be used to prepare pendrive for bootable purpose

  1. Insert a USB flash drive into a running computer.

  2. Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator.

  3. Type diskpart and
    wait for the program to load

  4. Type list disk. The list disk command displays all the disks on the computer. Note the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive.

  5. Type select disk <X>, where X is the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive.

  6. Type clean. This command deletes all data from the USB flash drive.

  7. To create a new primary partition on the USB flash drive, type create partition primary

  8. To select the partition that you just created, type select part 1, and then click ENTER.

  9. To format the partition, type format
    support format as fat32 or fat16)


  10. Type assign to assign a drive letter to the drive.

  11. Type active then exit to quit diskpart.

  12. No go to to your setup DVD or image file. In their you have the boot folder with the bootsect executable file .

  13. Open the cmd and browse to the bootsect file using the cd command.

  14. Type bootsect.exe/nt60 <X:> where X is the drive letter for the usb drive.(for windows type of installation only)

  15. Now simply copy all the files from the installation disc to your pendrive and you are ready to boot it.

Hope this helps in creating a faster installation for your OS.

Personal choice use rufus for all bootable type creation.

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