How to copy windows install from cd/DVD to USB without any extra software.

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How to copy windows install from cd/DVD to USB without any extra software.

Open CMD.exe as administrator then do the following:

  • Type: "diskpart"

a new window may open or it may start in the current command window,

at the DISKPART> prompt type in the following.

  • list disk
    • (make note of the disk that is your usb drive, if you are not 100% sure do not continue as you may cause data loss)
  • select disk #
    • enter a number based on the previous noted disk(your usb drive)
  • clean
  • create partition primary
  • select partition 1
  • active
  • format fs=ntfs quick
  • assign
    • this will create a new drive on your system, make note of the drive letter.
  • exit

in the admin command prompt window type the following:

  • (DriveLetterofyourCD/DVDinstaller):
  • cd boot
  • bootsect.exe/nt60 (DriveLetterofUSB):
  • (DriveLetterofUSB):
  • xcopy (DriveLetterofyourCD/DVDinstaller):\*.* /s /e

That's it, your done. You can now boot and install from USB.

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