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How to make a bootable USB flash drive

Probably almost everyone at least once in a lifetimeinstalled Windows XP from a bootable CD-ROM, and agree that it is a fast and convenient way to install Windows on your computer even with a faulty system. However, in some cases, the CD does not help? CD-drives sometimes fail, some people simply do not have such a drive in the system unit, and have thousands of users of modern PCs are light and compact netbook in which the laser drive non-existent.

For such cases we need a bootable flash drive.

It helps to install the system on a computer that does not support CD-ROM drive.

You will need

  • Program USB Flash Boot



To create a bootable USB flash drive, to startfind myself USB-drive capacity of 1-2 GB. Then, pick up a suitable ready-made assembly of the operating system. It you mount on the USB flash drive from the boot area, this program will help you? USB Flash Boot ?, which can be downloaded from the Internet.


Insert the flash drive into the USB-port, and then clickDownload software and find it usb_prep8.cmd file. Run it to open a command prompt. A dialog box can not be closed throughout the creation of a bootable USB drive.
Start the training program the stick by pressing any key. Enter the path to the flash drive, and the program automatically formats the USB flash drive, making the first step towards the preparation of the boot area.


Now find and open the folder? Bootsect? and run the file? BootSect.exe? Only via the command line? cmd ?. This opens a new console, which will need to dial: bootsect.exe / nt52 f:


Go back to the very first console with the commandline and do whatever she needs from you. Press the number? 1? and specify the path to the drive or virtual image of the operating system, which will be placed on a flash drive. Then click the? 2? and create a temporary virtual disk with your operating system and its source files. Now press the? 3? and specify the drive letter of your USB drive in the system. When you press the numbers? 4? you start to copy the operating system on a USB flash drive with a pre-loading area. Confirm the action performed by pressing the? Y? and wait for the result. After the end of the recording process, then test the bootable USB drive on your or someone else's computer.

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