Easily Create Bootable USB Windows 10/8/7

December 14, 2018

This article demonstrates the method of how to easily create bootable USB Windows 10/8/7 and analyzes the reasons of create bootable USB.

Scenario

“Hey, I am searching for the ways to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10, thus I can boot the computer from the bootable USB. Do you know how to complete this operation? Any tips on this? Thanks in advance!”

Why create bootable USB Windows 10/8/7?

You may be puzzled about the reason or the benefits of creating bootable USB. In our daily life, the Windows operating system may refuse to boot due to damaged boot file sometimes. how to deal with this problem? At this time, a create bootable USB drive can be very useful. You can boot your computer from the USB and then repair the system of your computer. Besides, you can get same working environment anywhere if you have a bootable USB drive. That is to say, you can install the system to the USB drive, and use it on any other computer.

Create bootable USB via Diskpart

You can use Windows built-in tool Diskpart to create bootable USB in Windows 10/8/7. And you should download an ISO file to the bootable drive for preparation. Here show you the specific steps of create bootable USB Windows 10 via Diskpart.

1. Insert your USB to the computer at first and make sure is can be detected.

2. Open CMD as an administrator. Type “diskpart” and press “Enter”, then input the following commands and hit “Enter” after each command.

list disk

select disk m (here “m” is the drive letter of the USB drive)

clean

create part pri

select partition 1 (this is the partition you just created)

assign letter = N

select partition N

format fs=ntfs quick (if you want to create UEFI bootable USB in Diskpart, format it as FAT32. Type format fs=fat32 quick instead)

active

exit

After these steps, place your prepared custom image onto the root of the USB flash drive.

Notice: If your USB showing as Removable Disk in Windows Explore, you can only create one primary partition there.

If the USB showing as Fixed Disk, you can create multiple primary partitions in accordance with its size.

The best Windows 10 bootable USB tool

If you think using Diskpart to create bootable USB is complicated, or you are not familiar with the command line, you can turn to a third party Windows bootable tool to do this operation. Here AOMEI Partition Assistant is highly recommended. It’s a powerful software which provides many advanced features like make bootable media, format partition, repair MBR and so on. You can use it to create bootable USB easily and effectively in Windows 10/8/7, Windows XP, as well as Windows Vista.

How to install Windows to USB with AOMEI Partition Assistant?

The specific steps of how to install Windows to USB via AOMEI Partition Assistant are as follows:

First of all, please plug the USB drive into a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port on the computer and make sure it can be detected. The operation of making bootable media will format your USB drive, if there has important data on the USB, please backup data in advance.

Step 1. Download, install, and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Click “Make Bootable Media” on the left side bar and click “Next”.

Make Bootable Media

Step 2. In the pop-up window, select one way to create bootable media (here we choose “USB Boot Device”). And then, click “Proceed”.

Select USB

Step 3. After that, all the data on the USB will be formatted. Click “Yes” and wait for the finish of the process.

Verdict

Now, you know how to easily create bootable USB in Windows 10/8/7 with AOMEI Partition Assistant. Besides make bootable media, you can also upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to install windows to USB with the function of Windows To Go Creator.