If you want to learn how to make bootable pen-drive for Windows XP, Linux, or any other OS, we have written all steps in this easy guide.
Most of the time people got an issue that How to make Bootable USB Pen Drive. By using USB we don’t need any CD /DVD because USB is small and easy to use and everyone has it. So here are the steps to make your USB bootable just in few steps. Now we are going to see how to make your USB Pen Drive into Bootable OS Pendrive to install Windows or Any Linux Based OS on your PC/Laptops.
In This Article
- 1 How to make bootable Pendrive for Window XP, 7, 8, 10
- 2 Step 2: Download Pendrive Bootable Software for Windows 10
- 3 How to make Bootable pen drive for Kali Linux
- 4 (Solved) USB Corrupted After Installing Linux using Bootable Pendrive
- 5 Make USB Bootable Pendrive for Windows [Alterntive Method]
- 6 Step 2: How to make Bootable pendrive using Universal USB Installer
- 7 Step 3: Insert and Format the USB Pen-Drive
- 8 Windows Bootable Pendrive is Ready
How to make bootable Pendrive for Window XP, 7, 8, 10
Step 1: Download Desired OS in ISO format
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Step 2: Download Pendrive Bootable Software for Windows 10
After Downloading your desired OS in ISO format, save it in your PC/Laptop hard disk and then download Rufus Software in their Official website and save it in your Desktop. Now it is being installed in your PC so all you have to do is run the .exe file and you will get a picture like this.
After Selecting your ISO Image Click Start it will pop up a notification to Format your USB or Pendrive.Click Okay then It will Automatically be done by Software after a few minutes
How to make Bootable pen drive for Kali Linux
For making USB Bootable Pendrive for KALI LINUX or other Linux Operating System you have to Follow the 1 and 2 Step above as same but in third step, all you have to do is to select the Linux OS and then change the type DD Image you can see here
And then Press Start after a while it will complete its process it will finish now you can use your USB to install it on hardware
(Solved) USB Corrupted After Installing Linux using Bootable Pendrive
After Installing Linux to your hardware your USB is Corrupted or showing you only some KB Memory So to make your USB usable all you have to do just simple steps Below.
Step 1: Connect the pen drive to your computer.
Step 2: Search “Command Prompt” in the Start menu. Right-click its shortcut and select “Run as administrator”.
Step 3: Type “diskpart” → Enter.
Step 4: Type “list disk” → Enter. It will show you disks connected to the computer.
Step 5: Type “select disk #” → Enter. (Replace # with the number which is identified as the pen drive in your computer.)
Note: Be careful when entering the number, otherwise everything on the disk you choose will disappear.
Step 6: Type “clean” → Enter.
Step 7: Type “create partition primary” after you see “Diskpart succeeded in cleaning the disk”. If you want to create more than one partition on the pen drive, specify the partition size by this syntax: create partition primary size=#. For example, to create a 4000MB partition, run the command “create partition primary size=4000”.
When finish, leave the command window then you can format the pen drive easily through Disk Management as you wish. However, using Diskpart to solve USB drive showing less space takes certain risks, especially for computer green hands. It is inconvenient to distinguish which disk is exactly the pen drive. Besides, if typing something wrong in the command window, no one could guarantee what will happen next. So here introduce another useful freeware —
Make USB Bootable Pendrive for Windows [Alterntive Method]
Step 1: Download Desired OS in ISO format
Download your desired Operating System(OS) in ISO format or in other formats whatever you want but most commonly used as ISO image. Get your Favorite OS that is Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Ubuntu or any Linux based OS like FreeBSD, Linux Mint, PC Linux, etc. in ISO format.
Generally, whenever you download an OS from their official website it will be in ISO format. You can get Windows 8 Operating System(OS) trial version by going to the Microsoft Official website.
All you need to download Windows 8 OS Trail in Microsoft Website is Microsoft Email id. If you don’t have one you can sign up here or you can download free Window from above that I Provide in the first Paragraph named MYDRIVE.
After Signing up log in with the same id and Go to this link to Download Your Windows 8 OS Trail Version choose 32 bit or 64 bit according to your System Configuration.
Step 2: How to make Bootable pendrive using Universal USB Installer
After Downloading your desired OS in ISO format, save it in your PC/Laptop hard disk and then download Universal USB Installer Software from their Official website and save it in your Desktop.
Step 3: Insert and Format the USB Pen-Drive
Now plug the USB Pen drive in your system and format the Pen drive. After Formatting the Pen drive Double Click the Universal USB Installer Software which you saved on your Desktop and Screen will Pop Up click “I Agree”. After that, you will be getting the Screen like below
Click the drop-down menu and choose Windows 8 Installer, Choose the option according to the OS you downloaded, If your OS is not listed choose Choose “Try Unlisted Linux ISO”.
In the above screenshot, I selected Windows 8 and after choosing that, click Browse and locate the Operating System(OS) Image ISO file you have downloaded earlier, Here we are choosing Windows 8 OS Trail ISO.
Step 4: Bootable Pendrive for Windows/Linux Ready
After Choosing the ISO image file, Click “Select Your USB Flash Drive” and choose your Pen Drive from the list. Now Click Create and wait until it finishes. After Finishing the process now your USB is BOOTABLE now you can install it into your hardware.
Windows Bootable Pendrive is Ready
After following all the steps for making bootable pendrive for Windows and Linux as stated in the article, you will be able to completely boot OS in Pen drive. If you are still facing any issues, feel free to comment on your queries below. We’d assist you ASAP.