Install Windows from a USB Drive

USBdriveThis post is for my own benefit more than anything. I frequently have to ‘google’ for the instructions to make a bootable USB drive to install some version of Windows from. So, to save time in the future, here are the instructions :

Open a command prompt As Administrator. Run diskpart. Enter list disk – this will list all the attached disks, make note of the USB drive disk number (2 in my case, so substitute 2 in the commands below for whatever number it shows on your system :- image

  • select disk 2
  • clean
  • create partition primary
  • select partition 1
  • active
  • format fs=fat32 quick
  • assign
  • exit




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