Why create Windows bootable USB drive?
There are many motivations to create bootable USB for Windows 7/8/10 and some are presented below:
To repair crashed operating system when OS is unbootable
To copy the hard drive without booting Windows
To format/delete/erase C drive in WinPE environment
To own the same Windows workplace environment under different places
Bootable USB maker tool for Windows 7/8/10
To make Windows 7/8/10 bootable USB drive, you can turn to a free third-party bootable USB drive creator – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. With two embedded features –Windows To Go Creator and Make Bootable Media, it allows you to achieve different goals for creating bootable USB for Windows 7/8/10.
Windows To Go Creator of AOMEI saves your personalized Windows operating system on the USB drive, thus you can get a portable Windows workplace and boot any compatible computer from it. Make Bootable Media of AOMEI can create a bootable repair USB drive based on Windows PE, allowing you to repair MBR of corrupted system hard drive, manage partition and so on when the computer’s OS is unbootable.
It is especially tailored for Windows operating system and can work with Windows 7/8/8.1/10, XP and Vista. For Windows Server operating system, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.
Create Windows 7/8/10 bootable USB via AOMEI Partition Assistant
You can choose one way to create bootable USB drive for Windows, based on your own demand.
Make bootable USB drive for portable Windows
This way can be applied when you want to use the same Windows environment everywhere through booting Windows from USB drive. (Take creating Windows 7 bootable USB as example)
Step 1. Insert the USB. Download, install and run this free bootable USB maker tool – AOMEI Partition Assistant.
PS.: The capacity of USB should be larger than the used space of C drive.
Step 2. In the main interface, click “Windows To Go Creator”, choose “Create Windows To with current system” in the pop-up window. Then, click “Next”.
*If you have Windows ISO file, you can choose to create Windows To Go from ISO.
Then You can realize the detailed information of your current information system. Make sure that it is the system that you want to install on USB drive and click “Next”.
Step 3. Here you can select a USB drive to migrate the current OS and click “Proceed”.
Step 4. You’ll be prompted that this operation will clear all data on the target USB drive. It is recommended to make a backup via AOMEI Backupper if there are necessary files on it in advance. Click “Yes” and the program will initialize system migration environment and create WinPE environment.
Step 6. When the process above is completed, Windows will restart automatically and get into WinPE environment to migrate Windows 7 to USB drive. Wait patiently for this operation to finish.
After creating Windows To Go with current Windows 7 system successfully, you can plug the Windows bootable USB drive into any compatible computer and enter BIOS to boot from it, thus you can employ the same Windows environment.
Make bootable USB drive to repair system
This way is suitable for creating bootable USB to repair computer when it is unbootable, format C drive and so on. (Supposed that you’ll creating bootable USB drive on a Windows 7 computer)
PS.: As all data on the USB drive will be deleted during the process, make a backup in advance if there are necessary files on it.
Step 1. Connect the USB flash drive or USB external hard drive to a working computer and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Click “Make Bootable Media” and click “Next”.
Step 2. Choose “USB Boot Device” among three options and click “Proceed”,
Step 3. Read the notice and click “Yes” to continue.
PS.: It is available to create bootable CD/DVD as well via AOMEI Partition Assistant.
Then, you can insert the USB drive to the computer that you want to boot and enter BIOS to boot from it. The main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant will appears automatically, enabling you to rebuild MBR, format C drive, wipe system hard drive and so on.
Obviously, whether you want to create Windows 7/8/10 bootable USB for the same Windows environment, rebuilding corrupted MBR when computer is unbootable or …, it is a nice choice to employ AOMEI Partition Assistant. Actually, it can offer you more useful functions like quick partition, recovering deleted partition and so on if you upgrade it to Professional edition.