Typically Bootable USB Drives are used to Install Operating Systems on PC such as Kali Linux, Windows, Mac os x etc. However, When we need to create Bootable pendrive and don’t want to use any third-party software. Well, You can create Bootable USB Flash Drive using Command Prompt. So, Here is a Guide, How to make a Bootable USB PenDrive.

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To Make a Bootable USB PenDrive

“Here, We have pasted few easy steps to make USB Bootable Drive, You can Collect them from below and read Step-By-Step. Go ahead and Create Bootable Flash USB Drive”

1# First of all, Connect the USB PenDrive to your Running Computer.

2# Open the Command Prompt Window (Press Win+R and type CMD then Hit Enter).

3# Once Command Prompt opens, Type the Following Command “Diskpart” and Hit the Enter Button on your Keyboard.

Command: Diskpart

4# It opens Diskpart.exe through New Command Windows.

5# Now type the following Command “list disk” and Hit the Enter Button, It shows all the Connected Disks on your Computer.

Command: list disk

How to make a Bootable USB PenDrive using CMD 6# Now Select your Connected pendrive, For Do this, Type the Following Command  “select disk 1”, Where Disk 1 is your Connected USB Drive.

Command: select disk 1

How to make a Bootable USB PenDrive using CMD

7# Type the Command “clean” and Hit Enter, It will clean the Drive and Delete all Date.

Command: clean

8# Type the new Command “create partition primary” and Hit Enter Button. It will create a new primary partition on Connected USB Drive.

Command: create partition primary

“Diskpart succeeded in creating the specified partition”

9#  To Select the primary partition that you created. For this, Type the Command “select partition 1”  and Hit the Enter Button.

Command: select partition 1

“Partition 1 is now selected primary Partition”

How to make a Bootable USB PenDrive using CMD

10# After that Type Command “format fs=ntfs quick” and Hit the Enter Button to format the Connected USB Drive.

Command: format fs=ntfs quick

Note ⇒ If your PC supports UEFI Boot, So, you should Format the pendrive as FAT32 instead of NTFS, To Format Partition as FAT32 type the following Command “format fs=fat32 quick” and then Hit the Enter button. 

How to make a Bootable USB PenDrive using CMD

11# Once It is finished, Type the following Command “active” and Hit Enter, After that Close the Command Prompt with Exit Command or Close Button.

Command: active

12# Now Mount your ISO or Img File on your Computer and Copy all Data and Paste Into the USB Drive. You can use USB Drive as a Bootable USB Flash Drive.

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This is one mere easiest way to Make a Bootable USB without any Software, In other words using CMD. Hope, Your USB Drive is now Bootable Flash Drive. You can use it on any computer as Bootable PenDrive as well.