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How-To: Windows 7 Thumb Drive

Elevate a command prompt and do the following


  • :> diskpart
  • :> list disk
  • Find the disk ID of the thumb drive (Disk1, Disk2 etc.), this will be X.
  • :> select X
  • clean
  • create partition primary
  • format fs=ntfs quick
  • assign
  • active
  • exit

Now take the Win7 install media and extract it locally, there will be a "boot" folder under wherever you extracted it, go back to your elevated command prompt and type: <pathtobootfolder>\bootsect.exe /nt60 $:

$: is the drive letter assigned to your thumbdrive during the preparation stage.

You should now have a bootable, installable, USB thumb drive.