How to make a bootable Windows installtion USB stick

Aftrer some searching i find there is some commands that are differents between how people make there own windows installation usb stick, so i taked the one i got to work and write it here.

Start with put in a USB stick to the computer then you should open a command prompt as administrator.

When you have the command prompt  you follow the steps below:

  • DISKPART
  • LIST DISK
    • Find your usb stick in the list
  • SELECT DISK 1
    • Replace DISK 1 with the number your usb stick has
  • CLEAN
  • CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
  • SELECT PARTITION 1
  • ACTIVE
  • FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
  • ASSIGN
  • EXIT

Don´t close the command prompt.

Mount the ISO or put in your DVD disc so its comming up in “This computer” and remember the drive letter on it and on your USB stick.

Write in your command prompt:

  • G:
    • Where G: is your drive letter of your DVD-Rom
  • CD BOOT
  • BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H:
    • Where H: is the drive letter on the USB stick)

Now you have a bootable USB stick, now you have to copy the windows installation files.

  • xcopy /h /E /s G:\ H:\
Now you have your own bootable USB stick with your windows installation, now you can restart the computer you like to install it on and setup the BIOS/UEFI to boot from the USB stick.
This is original taken from a tutorial for Windows 7 but i have personally used this tutorial for all kind of Windows versions (8, 8.1, 10, Windows Server 2012, 2016).