Creating a bootable USB stick as an installation medium for Windows is no magic!
Everyone comes to this point and wants a solution that is very simple to create a bootable USB stick with Windows, but how do you go about it is the question! Here is a step-by-step guide, it can be used as a template for Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / Seven and also for Windows Server 2019/2016. This solution is often used by Surface Pro and GO users, but also for tablets and notebooks that do not have an optical or DVD drive, or the DVD drive is defective
1.) Using the "Start" Run "cmd" call, then the command "diskpart" type
2) Available disk View: Command: list disk
3.) Select disk: Command: select disk 1
4.) Clean disk: Command: clean
4b.) create partition primary
5.) Mark disk as active: Command: activ
6.) Format disk: Command: format fs=fat32 quick
PS: for Windows 11 and new Windows 10 format fs=ntfs quick
6b.) Drive letter and mount point: assign
7.) Now just copy the required Windows setup files from the DVD to the USB stick.
7b.) If the data is in an ISO file, you can for example use "7-Zip ".
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10130]
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Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10130
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On computer: WIN-10
DISKPART> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 232 GB 42 GB
Disk 1 Online 3900 MB 0 B
DISKPART> select disk 1
Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.
DISKPART> creat partition primary
DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.
DiskPart marked the current partition as active.
DISKPART> format fs=fat32 quick
100 percent completed
DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.
DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point.
The "DiskPart" is a text command interpreter that is available in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and also in Windows Seven.
The thing to note is that you first list the object and then select it so that it gets focus .
If the object is selected and the focus gets all entered DiskPart commands on that object (Fixed Plate, Diskete, ....) are applied .
2.) What should I watch out for with a bootable USB stick?
The USB stick or the installation medium should be large enough and not be "fake" or defective. You should avoid formatting the wrong system partition, as total data loss cannot be ruled out!