Aggreed, I guess I forget not everyone has some expertise..
But it's just a few lines,plus no need for software. And the commands you have to type have some followable logic..like...
select disk, select partition , make active.
not hard to remember.
Anyway, I posted this because I used many methods and most of them didn't work for me...some worked for XP only, some for Vista only...some not at all.
And in the method I describe, you will notice there is not an extra step to "make the usb bootable", once you've marked it as active, copying the DVD does the trick, cause it contains the boot record files itself