Bootable Vista setup in pen drive

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I have a laptop which supports only Vista. Recently the operating system failed to boot. I wanted to reinstall the operating system but I do not have a CD/DVD Rom drive. I want to install via a USB pen drive.

Can I make my pen drive as a bootable Vista setup disk? Have any solution?

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Bootable Vista setup in pen drive

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Yes, you can create a bootable Vista pen drive. For that follow these steps:

  • Format the USB as NTFS for that go to My Computer and right click the drive name->properties. In the format box select NTFS and click start.(image 1)
  • Now go to start->run type cmd and press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
  • In command prompt type diskpart. Wait for some time and then type list volume and press enter.
  • Find the volume of your removable drive.
  • Type select volume * where * is your volume number. and press enter.
  • Now type active and press enter. Then type exit and press enter.
  • Now create a bootsector. For this first find your DVD drive or in your case, the path to downloaded Vista.
  • For example its drive F: in cmd type, f and press enter ; next type, bootsect(space)/nt60(space)flash drive name and press enter.

That's it. You now have a bootable pen drive.

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Bootable Vista setup in pen drive

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I have found a complete and reliable procedure for making installer of Microsoft Windows Vista in a USB drive. This one was found on the Internet. It is good and working, but please follow this procedure at your own risk. Here’s the procedure, just follow the link:

Install Vista from USB drive

Sometimes copying files from your installer makes you crazy, so be patient in copying files. Pirated CDs are most likely hard to copy the entire contents of the file. You may encounter some errors. So make sure, that your installation disk is the original one and it is free from scratches, to make copying smooth.

Just be patient to have a successful USB installer in the making.

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