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Most flash drives are plug-n-play devices. Windows Vista should be able to handle this. Simply plug in your flash drive into an unused USB port. The computer will take less than a minute to recognize your device and assign a drive letter to it. Now it can be used as a removeable drive.
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How to create a bootable Windows USB drive.
A common use of a bootable USB flash drive is to use it to boot into Windows. Booting from removable media such as a USB drive allows you to perform diagnostics on a computer that is having trouble booting from the hard drive. You can also use the flash drive to install Windows, instead of using the Windows installation CD.
This guide will outline making a bootable USB flash drive with Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Before we begin, it is important to note that the computer you want to use your bootable USB drive must be able to use a USB drive as a boot device. Most computers built since Windows Vista was released are capable of booting to a USB device. Prior to the Windows Vista time frame, it is hit or miss with motherboards.
To determine if a computer is capable of booting to a USB device, access the computer's BIOS and check the bootable device list. If a USB device is listed, set the USB drive to be the first boot device. If you do not see a USB device in the list of bootable devices, your BIOS is not capable of booting to a USB device.
Note: You may need to have your USB flash drive plugged in when you access the BIOS).
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users
To make a bootable USB drive for Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need to have Windows Vista or 7 installed on your computer. It is recommended that you have a flash drive of at least 4 GB in size, to store all the necessary files.
Tip: Before you start, plug in the USB drive and backup any files you have stored on the USB drive. The drive will be formatted during this process and all files on it will be deleted.
Note: You need to have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 DVD for these instructions to be successful.
1. Open an elevated Windows command line window by clicking Start, typing in cmd in the search text field, then pressing CTRL + Shift + Enter on your keyboard (at the same time). You can also access this by navigating to Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click with your mouse on the Command Prompt menu item and select Run as Administrator.
2. At the command prompt, type cd c:\windows\system32 to change the directory to the Windows system32 directory. Ensure your USB drive is plugged in, type DISKPART, then press Enter. Type LIST DISK and press Enter.
3. You will see a listing of the disk drives connected to your computer. Find the disk number of your USB drive and type SELECT DISK [USB disk #], where "[USB disk #]" is the disk # for your USB drive. It should now state that your USB drive is the selected disk. If you're not sure what disk is the USB disk, eject the USB drive, perform step number 2 again, connect the USB drive again, and compare the results. Usually the USB drive will be the last drive.
4. Type in the following commands, one by one, pressing Enter after each command.
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
(may take a couple minutes, depending on the USB drive size)
Keep the command prompt window open, but you can minimize it for a little bit.
5. You will now need your Windows Vista or 7 Installation DVD. Put the DVD in your computer's DVD drive. Open up My Computer and note which drive letter is assigned to your DVD Drive and your USB flash drive.
6. Go back to the command prompt window and type in D: CD BOOT (substitute your DVD drive letter for "D:", if necessary) and press Enter. Type CD BOOT again and press Enter. Lastly, type BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H: (substitute your USB flash drive letter for "H:", if necessary) and press Enter.
7. The last step is to copy the entire contents of the Windows DVD to your USB flash drive. To do this, in the My Computer window (opened in step 5 above), right-click on the DVD drive and select Open to view the contents of the DVD. Copy all the files and folders on the DVD to the USB flash drive.
Your USB flash drive is now set up to be a bootable USB drive for Windows Vista or 7. How to or can boot from CD or DVD
<b>Steps to create a bootable USB flash drive for the purpose of installing a Vista or Windows 7 OS<br />
Microsoft Provides a tool to do this for you - Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool which is available for <a href="http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod/clustera/framework/w7udt/1.0/en-us/Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe">download here</a>. If you need instructions on how to use the tool, see the Microsoft Store Help on the ISO-Tool (<a href="http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool">http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool</a>).<br />
or <br />
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Please follow the steps below</span><br />
<li>USB Flash Drive (4GB+)</li>
<li>Microsoft OS Disk (Vista / Windows 7)</li>
<li>A computer running Vista / Windows 7</li></ul>
<b>Step 1: Format the Drive<br />
</b>The steps here are to use the command line to format the disk properly using the <i>diskpart</i> utility. [Be warned: this will erase everything on your drive. Be careful.]<br />
<li>Plug in your USB Flash Drive</li>
<li>Open a command prompt as administrator (Right click on Start >
All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select "Run as
<li>Find the drive number of your USB Drive by typing the following into the Command Prompt window:<br />
list disk</span><br />
The number of your USB drive will listed. You'll need this for the next step. I'll assume that the USB flash drive is disk 1.</li>
<li>Format the drive by typing the next instructions into the same
window. Replace the number "1" with the number of your disk below.<br />
<span>select disk 1<br />
create partition primary<br />
select partition 1<br />
format fs=NTFS<br />
</span><span>When that is done you'll have a formatted USB flash drive ready to be made bootable.</span></li></ol>
<b>Step 2: Make the Drive Bootable <br />
</b>Next we'll use the <i>bootsect</i> utility that comes on the
Vista or Windows 7 disk to make the flash drive bootable. In the same
command window that you were using in Step 1:<br />
<li>Insert your Windows Vista / 7 DVD into your drive.</li>
<li>Change directory to the DVD's boot directory where <i>bootsect</i> lives:<br />
<li>Use <i>bootsect</i> to set the USB as a bootable NTFS drive
prepared for a Vista/7 image. I'm assuming that your USB flash drive has
been labeled disk G:\ by the computer:<br />
<span>bootsect /nt60 g:</span></li>
<li>You can now close the command prompt window, we're done here.</li></ol>
<b>Step 3: Copy the installation DVD to the USB drive<br />
</b>The easiest way is to use Windows explorer to copy all of the
files on your DVD on to the formatted flash drive. After you've copied
all of the files the disk you are ready to go.<br />
<b>Step 4: Set your BIOS to boot from USB<br />
</b>This is where you're on your own since every computer is
different. Most BIOS's allow you to hit a key at boot and select a boot
The question about how to reset Windows Vista password is often seen on various forums and Q&A websites. It is a serious problem for you if you are not good at PC. But if you are familiar with computer, the answer to the question can be very simple. There are many fast and easy ways for you to reset the password. Here it introduce you a simple one - create a Windows Vista password reset disk and use it to help you perform Windows Vista password reset.
Method 1: Reset Windows Vista password through Vista operating system
Windows Vista allows you to create a password reset disk with a USB flash drive in a few seconds. It can help you reset Windows Vista password when you forget it.
Part 1: Create Windows Vista password reset disk
Step 1: Log on your Windows Vista computer.
Step 2: Insert a USB flash drive in computer.
Step 3: Click Start button to select Control Panel.
Step 4: Click User Accounts and Family Safety in the following screen.
Step 5: Click User Accounts when a new screen appears.
Step 6: Click Create a password reset disk in the left pane in the coming up screen.
Step 7: The Forgotten Password Wizard will open, and then click next.
Step 8: Select the portable media drive which you want to create a password reset disk on, and then click next.
Step 9: Enter your current password, and then click next.
Step 10: Click next when the progress indicator shows 100% complete.
Step 11: Click Finish in the next window.
Step 12: You can now remove the flash drive from your computer.
Now you have successfully created a Windows Vista password reset disk. And you'll find a Userkey.PSW file when you open USB flash drive. Keep the file or USB flash drive in a safe place. You'd better to mark the USB flash drive so that you can distinguish it from other USB drives. When you forget password on Windows Vista and cannot log on your PC, you can use the USB password reset disk to reset Windows Vista password. You could follow the below steps.
Part 2: Reset Windows Vista password
Step 1: Start your computer and get to the Windows Vista logon screen.
Step 2: Type a wrong password, and then press Enter.
Step 3: Click OK when the error message that the user name or password is incorrect. And the Reset password link will appear on the Vista logon screen.
Step 4: Click Reset password to open Password Reset Wizard screen.
Step 5: Insert your USB password reset disk in computer.
Step 6: Click Next on the Password Reset Wizard screen.
Step 7: Select your USB password reset disk, click Next.
Step 8: Type and confirm a new Vista password.
Step 9: Input password hint, click Next.
Step 10: Click Finish when you've successfully reset Windows Vista password. You'll return to Windows Vista Logon screen.
Step 11: Enter your new Windows Vista password to log on your Vista machine.
Please Note: You must create the Windows Vista password reset disk before losing your password.
Method 2: Reset Windows Vista password with Windows Login Recovery
If you are locked out of Vista PC without a Windows Vista password reset disk, you'll need Windows Login Recovery to create one. This Windows password recovery software allows you to use a USB flash drive or blank CD/DVD to create a bootable Windows password reset disk. With it, you'll never to be worried when you need to perform Windows Vista password reset. It is also easy for you. Follow the below steps.
Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install it on a computer that you could log on.
Step 2: Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive password reset disk.
Did you download the 12625 update from Microsoft and try it from USB? More info please, was the box modded in any way? The update you need is not the latest by far. Download update 2.0.12625.0 here
1 Plug your USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
2 Download the update file.
3 Click Save to save the console update .zip file on your computer.
4 Unzip the file. If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 or 8, double-click the .zip file to unzip it.
5 Copy the contents of the .zip file to the root directory of your flash drive.
6 Unplug the USB flash drive from your computer.
7 Plug the flash drive into a USB port on your Xbox 360 console.
8 Restart the console.
When the console restarts, the installation program starts automatically. Select Yes when you are prompted to update the new console software.
Hope this helps
*USB Flash Drive (Minimum 4GB)
*Windows 7 or Vista installation files.
Follow the below steps to create bootable Windows 7/Vista USB drive using which you can install Windows 7/Vista easily. 1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system. 2. Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open Command Prompt with admin rights.
*Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.
*Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. 3. You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following commands in the command prompt:
First type DISKPART and hit enter
Next type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive. In the below screenshot my Flash Drive Disk no is Disk 1. 4. Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.
So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one: SELECT DISK 1 CLEAN CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SELECT PARTITION 1 ACTIVE FORMAT FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds) ASSIGN EXIT
Don’t close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it. 5. Next insert your Windows7/Vista DVD into the optical drive and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. In this guide I will assume that your DVD drive letter is “D” and USB drive letter is “H” (open my computer to know about it). 6. Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type the following command now: D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “D” is your DVD drive letter. CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message. 7. Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code. BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H:
Where “H” is your USB drive letter. Once you enter the above command you will see the below message. 8. Copy your Windows 7/Vista DVD contents to the USB flash drive. 9. Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows 7/Vista. Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive. I won’t explain it as it’s just the matter the changing the boot priority or enabling the USB boot option in the BIOS.
Note: If you are not able to boot after following this guide means you haven’t set the BIOS priority to USB. If you got any problem in following this guide feel free to ask questions by leaving comment.
1. You're plugging in your Transend USB flash drive to your computer's USB port (as you've done many times successfully before with this SAME flash drive)?
2. It says "windows not recognise usb drive due to malfunction"? a. Is that EXECTLY what the error says? b. Is "it" an error dialog (window that pops up), or an error message from your Windows Event error logs? If a dialog, are there any pertinent error message entries in your Windows Event (System) log [Start > Run > type "eventvwr.msc" (without quotes), then "OK"]?
Try a bit of deductive troubleshooting:
Restart (Reboot) your system [for a fresh start, if you will].
Try plugging in your USB flash drive again, but in a DIFFERENT USB port.
Try plugging in ANY OTHER "known good" USB device into the same USB port(s) used thus far that failed.
NOTE: If you EVER get any indication Windows recognizes the flash drive (like no error msg, or it shows in "My Computer"), IMMEDIATELY perform a "Check Disk" on it:
Start > Run... > type "cmd" (without quotes), then "OK".
Type "chkdsk DRIVE_LTR: /f" (without quotes), then hit "Enter" [where DRIVE_LTR is the drive letter of your USB drive]. EXAMPLE: chkdsk E: /f
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clean your usb port if it does not work open my comp then watch in that window and keep inserting and uninserting until u see my comp reconize it if you have to do the ladder it is time for a new flash drive they do not last forever