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Format Hard drive with USB drive

We often keep searching for methods to format hard drive of our computer/PC other then using the DVD drive or CD drive. If you are one of the seekers for such a method to format hard drive, you are on the right page. You don’t need to be a tech savvy to do this. All you need is a USB stick/pen drive and a windows CD/DVD or at least windows image/setup files. Tutsplus explains how you can create a bootable USB in mac operating system.
Lets begin with the procedure. First of all we need to prepare the pen drive/USB stick. Ensure that your pen drive/USB stick is virus free and empty and has enough space to hold all the windows setup files that is on the windows CD/DVD. Plugin you pen drive/USB stick. Then open Command-Prompt(cmd.exe) with ADMIN rights.

Type in and do the following as directed to format hard drive with usb:

Format Hard drive with USB Drive Pen Drive USB Stick Flash Drive Thumb
1. Diskpart
2. List Disk
3. Select Disk 1
4. Clean
5. Create Partition primary
6. Select partition 1
7. Active
8. Format fs=NTFS
9. Assign
10. Exit

After you are done with this you just need to copy the windows setup files to the pen drive/USB stick. Now you have to enable USB booting in BIOS setup and also set pen drive/USB stick in the first preference on top to boot from. Just plugin and use you pen drive/USB stick to format hard drive of your computer same like a windows CD/DVD.

Categories: How To
Tags: format hard driveInstall windows from usbUSB Drive Pen Drive USB Stick Flash Drive Thumb Drive
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View Comments (2)

  • After that do i need to copy the iso or the file in the iso into the usb?

  • Fadzil you need to copy the files in the iso into the usb.

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