How to Create Bootable Media (Disks & USB Devices)

Last Updated: August 28, 2016

Last week I formatted my PC, and I now need to install window back. I have Window 8.1 setup on a flash drive with me I tried booting from USB drive but no setup was detected. I searched for the solution and what I need to do is to write the setup into flash drive or into a DVD disk and make it bootable. Mostly when you purchase windows from Microsoft Corporation the downloadable file that would be forwarded to your mail would be in iso format but in case you have the setup splitted in files and folders below is a solution for you.
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Now I would like to give you the full Steps on how to make a bootable disk and write any setup you like into it.
NOTE: Before you can write setup into an Empty disk or USB drive you need to convert the setup to an iso image file format. So follow the link below to firstly convert your setup to image file.
But if you already have your setup in ISO format then continue with the procedure below:
Creating Bootable Disk/Bootable USB Drive
· Download Window 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. With the name you may think it would only works for window 7 but it’s also compatible with window 8.
· Install and Launch the Program. Browse and choose your iso image file. And then click on next.
How to Create Bootable Disk/Bootable USB Flash Drive -
· Here you are to choose your media type. That is choose where you want to execute the iso image file to for bootable use. Choose either USB device or DVD disc. Note that if you are using USB devices you must format it before using it and must be either a 4GB USB
device or above.
How to Create Bootable Disk/Bootable USB Flash Drive -
· If you are using DVD make sure it’s a blank DVD disk and put it inside DVD ROM but if USB device just plug it to your PC. I used 8GB USB FLASH DRIVE for my own process.
How to Create Bootable Disk/Bootable USB Flash Drive -
· After that choose your location and click on begin copying. If you are using a DVD disc just also choose your disk and click on Begin copying
How to Create Bootable Disk/Bootable USB Flash Drive -
· Get drinks and chill till your creation is done.
Note that the Flash drive can later be formatted after use but the DVD disc cannot be used for another purpose again even if there’s free space on it.
Now you can boot your desktop/laptop from your bootable media.
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