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Windows 7: Make Usb hard drive Bootable

05 Aug 2011   #1

Make Usb hard drive Bootable

Sir I am having 500gb usb hardisk in which i had create a partition of 10gb and i want to create that partition bootable with windows 7 pls tellme what to do there are many ways given to make harddisk bootable but its for complete harddisk not for selected partition.

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05 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello arpitsaxena007, welcome to Seven Forums!

If you are trying to make a Windows Operating System boot independently from USB connected Hard Disk Drive, it's not possible at all.
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05 Aug 2011   #3


then how should i format my pc its without dvd rom
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05 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Have a look at this first tutorial to make a bootable USB stick with the Windows 7 installation media, then you may care to have a look at the additional information listed below.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

To start fresh with a clean installation or clean install with an upgrade version of Windows 7, it may be best to over-write the Master Boot Record of any possible corruption and then use the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) for installation, have a look at the "#6 clean" option of Method One in this first tutorial linked below.
Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
DISKPART : At PC Startup

If you want to completely wipe, over-write the entire Hard Disk Drive of any possible malware infection and / or to get the best possible space to do the install to or just for security purposes, have a look at these tutorials.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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