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How To Create A Bootable USB Flash Drive To Install Windows

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Number of times when installing window see some error saying that some of the necessary installation file or unable to load drivers or drivers is missing from the disc and setup can not be continued. All this happens because of scratches present on disc surface since disc is too old to use.

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IF you want to create a backup installer in case your install CD becomes damaged? Do not have a working CD or DVD Drives. Follow these steps to get the Windows install files onto a bootable USB thumb drive.

Step 1 : Create an ISO image file of Windows 8 or 7 of which you want to Create Bootable Pendrive using any of the free burning program. There are a number of free burning utilities available online like PowerISO. If you have Windows OS as a downloadable ISO file, you can skip to the next section.

Step 2 : Download Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and install it.

This tool is available for free from Microsoft Corporation. Despite its name, this tool works with Windows 8 ISOs as well. You can use this tool for any version of Windows.

Step 3 : Select the Source file.

This is the ISO that you created or downloaded in the first section. Click Next.

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Step 4 : Select USB device

Now select whether you want to create a bootable DVD for windows or you want it to be a bootable pendrive. Here you need to select USB device because you want to make bootable pendrive.

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Step 5 : Choose your USB device.

Browse and select the pendrive which you want to make bootable. Make sure that the pendrive has atleast 4 gb free . Now click on Begin Copying.

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Step 6 : Wait while program works.

Once you begin copying , the tool will start creating bootable Windows 8 USB installer flash drive using the Windows 8 ISO. Let this process complete.

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Lastly when you see the message “Bootable USB Device created successfully”, you can restart your PC and boot from the USB drive.

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