Saturday, January 19, 2019

Using Diskpart for a Bootable USB

Q: How many systems come with CD or DVD drives these days?

A: Close to nil.

If you need to create a bootable USB drive, Diskpart can get the job done for you. You can then dump whatever it is you need to run onto the remainder of the free space.

  1. Open a Cmd window as Administrator
  2. Run diskpart
  3. Type list disk, this will show which one is your USB drive
  4. Type select disk # where # is the USB drive from Step 3
  5. Type clean, hit enter
  6. Type create part pri + enter, then select part 1 + enter
  7. Type format fs=ntfs quick + enter (for UEFI systems, use format fs=fat32 quick)
  8. Type active + enter, then exit.
  9. Optional: Copy your files onto the USB drive, i.e. the contents of an ISO

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