How can I create a bootable USB drive with either Windows 7 or openSUSE?

GoKart23 September 17, 2010

I run a 64-bit Intel computer with Windows 7 and openSUSE (Linux) as the operating systems.

Now, I need to make a bootable USB drive. Which operating system should I use and how do I go about it? I have tried several options but, so far, none have worked.

  1. Anonymous
    October 3, 2010 at 8:18 am

    you can do it without any additional software.

    all you need is a pen drive (4gb) and your windows installation disk.

    Connect your pen drive to the pc and start command prompt in administrator mode.

    goto start--type--cmd--right click on cmd--run as administrator

    alternatively you can type cmd in the start box and press ctrl+shift+enter

    type diskpart at the cmd prompt
    then type list disk
    the list will show your hard disk and pen drive.

    note the disk number of your pen drive.

    For this example we will consider that pen drive is disk 1

    So now type select disk 1
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    format fs=ntfs quick

    minimise the command prompt window. we will need it once again.
    note the letter assigned to the pen drive from my computer

    For this example we will take the assigned letter to be F:

    Now pop your windows 7 dvd in the dvd drive. We will consider it to be D:

    go back to cmd prompt

    type cd d:boot
    then type bootsect.exe /n60 f:

    you will see a message that f: has been updated successfully

    now simply copy all files from the dvd to pen drive

    and u have a win 7 usb bootable media. please download mobalive cd and select live usb to check your live usb.

    Thanx. Hope this helps. If you are still lazy to type in the commands then you can download the follow this

    1. Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool and install it. (link:-
    2. Run the program, browse to your Windows 7 ISO image using the Browse button.

    3. In this step, you need to select your media type. As we are here to create a bootable USB, simply click on USB device button.

    4. Select your USB flash drive from the drop down box and click on Begin copying button.

    5. The Windows 7 USB/DVD tool will take a few minutes to complete the procedure.

    6. You are done. Reboot you machine and start installing Windows 7

  2. Sonny Bass
    September 22, 2010 at 3:25 am

    unetbootin or imagewriter

  3. Tina
    September 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Varun wrote an article on How To Create A Bootable USB Drive From Your Windows CD. Does that help?

    • GoKart23
      September 21, 2010 at 6:02 am

      Well, your link does help me, but only when I want to boot either Windows or Linux. Fact is, I'm out of DVDs and CDs and am too lazy to go and get one! :D I am just looking for a way to 'makeuseof' the best I have!