If you have ever created a bootable USB for Windows, you know the pain of the additional software you need to download and the time needed for the whole process. So in this article, let us quickly learn how to make a bootable Windows USB drive with Command Prompt.
Open CMD and type diskpart.
A new diskpart window pops up, type
list disk to list the available drives.
Select the drive that you just inserted. It should probably be the last one on the list. Check the size to verify.
select disk 1
Clean the drive, This will format any data on the drive.
Now create a primary partition.
create partition primary
Format that partition as NTFS with the following command.
format fs=ntfs quick
Mark that partition as active simply by typing active and hitting enter.
Open up the folder which has your windows iso and then extract it to the drive that you just created bootable. In my case it is E.
And that’s it! Once the extraction completes, you’re ready to use your Windows Bootable USB.
You do not need any software to create a bootable Windows USB. It can be done very much with Command Prompt using diskpart. In my opinion, it is relatively faster than using other GUI based software.
I hope you liked the article. Any doubts or suggestions, feel free to comment them down and I’ll be there for you.