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… make a bootable USB stick – the easy way!

No dodgy software to download. I’m using Win 7 – Works in Windows 10 also, just click on Cortana and type in CMD or just DISKPART to skip the first bit.

All items in bold-italic are the ones you need to key – Make sure you select the correct disk when in DISKPART.

Start > Open / Run CMD.exe – don’t just open, right-click then ‘Run as Administrator’.

On some PC’s you may have to go to Start > All Programs > Accessories then Command Prompt, don’t just open, right-click then ‘Run as Administrator’.

At this prompt …


Type diskpart then press enter.

You are now in DISKPART.

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: DAVE-PC

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
——– ————- ——- ——- — —
Disk 0 Online 111 GB 2048 KB
Disk 1 Online 7633 MB 0 B

DISKPART> select disk 1 (** OR whichever your USB Disk is! **)


DISKPART> create partition primary

DISKPART> select partition 1

DISKPART> active

(Note: In the following entry USBSTICK is the name Windows will see the drive as, you can define yourself.)

DISKPART> format fs=ntfs label=USBSTICK quick

Or for a slower, full format option use… DISKPART> format fs=ntfs name=USBSTICK

DISKPART> assign


Here’s one I prepared earlier …

Diskpart created bootable USB.

How to create a bootable USB stick with diskpart

Job done. Click he#LINK#re to add and icon to show your USB in MyComputer like this …

Laters. Dave.

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