How To Make Bootable Pendrive For Windows? This is one of the trending tech question on the web. I saw many computer retailers keeps a bootable pendrive for installing Windows OS on their customer’s computers. So you should also know how to make pendrive bootable?
Most of us now install Windows via bootable pendrives. From last 1 month, I have been searching for one of easiest and fastest way to make pendrive bootable. I find an easy way to do this task. Today about all of the computer users holds a pendrive. Pendrive can also be useful in many situations like installing Windows OS and Recovery.
Imagine a situation that You have got your Windows OS DVD scratched or lost. What will you do now to install Windows OS immediately. No worries. If you have an Image file of Windows and a pendrive, you are on the right way.
How To Make Bootable Pendrive For Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10
1. Before proceeding to the main steps, you should read this carefully
If you are about to make bootable pendrive for Window 7 or Windows Vista, A minimum of 4GB pendrive is sufficient. But for Windows 8, 8.1 & 10, you should have an 8GB or more memory pendrive. Before it, you should posses Windows OS ISO format file.
2. Format The USB Pendrive
This step is very essential to ensure that your USB drive have enough memory to hold files of the operating system. To Format the Pendrive, Insert it to one of the USB Port of computer, go to My Computer or open Windows Explorer, Right Click on the USB Drive, Click Format and Start.
It is recommended to Format the drive with NTFS format.
3. Download PowerISO
To create bootable USB drive, now you need to download a software called PowerISO. PowerISO is a great software used to create and edit image files also its a great software to make bootable pendrive. It does the functions like creating, opening,mounting, compressing etc image files. It can also easily creates bootable USB drive. So download it by Clicking here. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this software is available. You can choose accordingly.
After downloading the PowerISO software. You are required to install that program on your computer system. There is no need to explain at this step.
5. Get Ready With Windows OS Image File
Now you should get ready with your Windows OS image file on your computer system. You can have Image file in ISO as well as NRG format. NRG is a proprietary image format used by Nero Burning ROM.
Most of the guides on “How To Make Bootable Pendrive” will tell you to choose only ISO format which is a standard format for operating system’s image file. But what if you have NRG format. If you have NRG format and reading this post then you are in luck. Because PowerISO also supports NRG file formats.
6. Main Process
- Open PowerISO as administrator. To run as administrator right-click on PowerISO icon on desktop and click on Run as administrator.
- PowerISO window will open. A pop-up will also show telling about unregistered version. Simply close that pop-up.
- Click on Tools > Create Bootable USB Drive
- A new child windows will open
- Now select the required image file of particular operating system
- Now select the destination USB drive. If there is single pendrive or USB drive connected then proceed to next step without focusing here.
- Now Click on Start
- With in few minutes, you will ready with a Bootable pendrive .
So these are steps you should follow to have a bootable pendrive. You can also use these steps to make bootable pendrive for Linux. These steps are not tested for Windows XP . But for Windows 7, 8 and further editions will work without any hassle.