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    Making windows 8 bootable drive by using command prompt

    Can I make windows bootable pen drive using only the command prompt without any extra software? There is software from Microsoft but I want to do it using only command prompt.it looks good using a command prompt only. Have anyone tried it?



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    Re: Making windows 8 bootable drive by using command prompt

    1. 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 bootable.
    2. 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.
    3. When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following commands:
    DISKPART and hit enter.
    LIST DISK and hit enter.
    Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. In the below image my USB drive disk no is Disk 1.

    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
    Once it is done, copy the windows DVD contents to the pendrive.
    You are done with your bootable USB. You can now use this bootable USB as bootable DVD on any computer that comes with USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).

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