How to Make a Bootable Windows 7 Setup USB Stick

If you are an Acer Aspire One netbook owner, you know that it does not have a DVD drive.  So, if you need to reformat your netbook and reinstall your Operating System (OS), you will need to set up a bootable USB Stick containing the Windows 7 setup software.

25% Off CouponUsing bootable USB to install an operating system (OS) not only makes the installation faster, but also saves a DVD.  Simply follow these steps.

  • Insert your USB (4GB+ preferable) stick to the system and backup all the data from the USB as we are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.
  • Open elevated Command Prompt.  To do this, type in CMD in Start menu search field and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter.  Alternatively, navigate to Start > All programs >Accessories > right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  • When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
  • Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB Stick (e.g. Disk 1).
  • In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter. As these commands are self explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.
SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS

(Format process may take few seconds)

ASSIGN
EXIT
  • Don’t close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.
  • Insert your Windows DVD in the optical drive and note down the drive letter of the optical drive and USB media. Here I use “D” as my optical (DVD) drive letter and “G” as my USB Stick letter.
  • Go back to command prompt and execute the following commands:
D:
CD BOOT
BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 G:

(Where “D” is your DVD drive and “G” is your USB Stick letter)

  • Copy Windows Setup DVD contents to USB.

At this point, you are finished preparing your bootable USB Stick!

You can now use this bootable USB Stick as bootable DVD on any computer that comes with USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).

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Published in: on September 29, 2010 at 5:04 am  Comments (5)  

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5 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Its really been a very informative post indeed. I have got really a very useful info from your blog. I must try to follow these tricks for my pc. Thanks for the tips dude.

  2. Thank you. This information saved me hours of grief as I had to reformat an Acer Inspire One netbook hard drive recently. Hope this information will save other people’s time as well.

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