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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

How to move any third party bootable softwares to a bootable USB ?


It is very useful to make bootable  Backup & Recovery softwares (such as Acronis Backup & Recovery,Symantec Norton Ghost ) or Partition tool on USB.If you have CD or iso or image file of those softwares you can make USB bootable  Acronis ,   USB bootable Symantec Norton Ghost etc, Or you can make a bootable  XP or Vista or Windows 7 setup on USB

To create a bootable Third party software on USB first You need following requirements :


Windows 7 OS
USB Flash Drive (4GB or More)
Windows 7 Installation CD
 CD or iso or image file of which software you want to make bootable

First Creat a bootable USB by following bellow steps
Steps:-
 1. Insert your USB Flash Drive to the system and backup all the data from the USB because we are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.

2. Open Command Prompt (To open Command Prompt in  Windows 7 do this, Search CMD in Startmenu or  Start > All programs >Accessories > right click on Command Prompt and select run as administrator OR Press Windows Key +R and type " CMD " in Run.


3. When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:
"DISKPART" and Press enter.
"LIST DISK " and Press enter.

 Now, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. For example, In the below image my USB drive disk no is Disk 1. 

 4. In this step type all the below commands one by one and Press enter. 

SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your USB disk number)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds)
ASSIGN
EXIT

Don't close Command Prompt .just minimize it.


5. Insert your Windows DVD in the optical drive and note down the drive letter of the optical drive and USB media. Here I use “G” as my optical (DVD) drive letter and “K” as my USB drive letter.
6. Go back to command prompt and execute the following commands:
Enter into G drive. To do this just type G: and press Enter
G:CD BOOT and hit enter. Where “D” is your DVD drive letter.
CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.
BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 K:
(Where “K” is your USB Flash drive letter)

 You are done. Now you have A bootable USB on your hand. Now you need to copy  all files of third party software from their CD (for iso image file creat a virtual Cd and mount ) to USB you can use xcopy command

    you can use XCOPY command

 In command Prompt enter to CD-ROM (Just Type G: and press Enter) [here G is my cd-rom drive ,if your trying iso image file then give driver letter of virtual CD.]

Then Type 

  XCOPY    *.*    K:       (K is my USB Flash driver Letter)

You are done. You can  use this bootable USB  on any computer that support  USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).At the time of system boot immediately press F9 to select boot selection menu ,press boot from usb flash drive. 

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