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Free Utility To Make Your USB Pen Drive Bootable

USB Storage DeviceIf you are an fairly advanced computer user, at times you may need to boot from devices other then the default hard-disk, mainly to troubleshoot virus infections and other critical operating-system related issues, I had shared tips on how to make bootable cd for performing advance system tasks on windows. Today I will share few utilities enabling you to create bootable USB pen drives with ease, you need to have Motherboard/BIOS with USB boot support for this to work.

MakeBootable is an free and simple-to-use utility to make your Pen Drive act as a boot-up disk without erasing any data on the device. It consists of a single executable file and requires no installation, However the utility will only work on USB device's using Phison’s chip solution and FAT file-system only (you can re-format your drives to FAT easily).

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If the above utility fails to recognize your USB drive you can download and use the HP USB Format Utility and HP USB Boot utility, They work with other brands of flash drives as well, The best software for creating bootable flash drives with the most extensive support of drives and advance options would be "FlashBoot" from PrimeExpert but its not free and costs around $31, you can download and try the demo version.


There are quite a few other manual methods to make usb devices bootable as discussed here, once you succeed in making your USB drive bootable using any of the method discussed above, You need to change the boot-up setting in the system BIOS as described below to boot using your portable device:

  1. With your device inserted, restart the machine.
  2. Enter the BIOS setup menu to change the boot device setting.
  3. If the boot-up files are created in the USB drive, select USB-HDD or USB-ZIP (preferred). If the boot-up files are created in the floppy drive of your device, select USB-FDD (for Pen Drive that supports security mode).
  4. USB Boot BIOS Setting
  5. Save and exit the BIOS setup. You should be able to boot up with you USB device.


Pen Drive Bootable Free Software

MakeBootable is a free software which lets you convert your pen drive into a bootable media, After making your pen drive bootable with makebootable you can use your pen drive like a windows xp bootable cd.
Makebootable is so easy to use, as it make your normal USB pen drive a bootable media in one click.
But there is a limitation, you will need to format your pen drive with fat file system in order to make your device bootable.
Convert to FAT and use MakeBootable
1. Backup the existing files on the drive.
2. Perform a FAT format
3. Now Run Makebootable.exe to make your USB portable device bootable.
After making your pen drive bootable, go to your BIOS and select USB Device as First Boot device in the boot device priority.

Instead of making the entire 8Gb USB drive FAT and losing all of that expensive space, format PARTITIONS onto it, and make the first one FAT, mark it "bootable", put your boot sector, MBR, etc. on there, and put everything that doesn't need to go there onto the rest of the thing, (which you DID format as NTFS, didn't you?)

This has worked for me ever since there were FlashDrives big enough to "outrun" the limits of the current file-systems, and they still work today;
Why give up all of that "dollars-per-Gb" space when you can keep & use all of it?
Just figure up ahead of time how big the "boot partition" needs to be, & make the rest NTFS...

I don't know why anyone's having to put ANY FAT-partitions on an 8- or even a 32-Gb USB FlashDrive; My primary systems all use HDDs with nothing but NTFS on them, so the first time I made a "pen-drive" bootable, I formatted it to NTFS, and it's always worked well...

The only reason I made ONE with a FAT-booter is for my older machines, that can only run Win95 or Win-3.11, and which can't "see" NTFS, and I need to boot them in order to fix something on the disk to make it boot normally again.

When in doubt, "RTFM"!

pls pen drive bootable xp windows

can you make microsoft office 2010 bootable off a flash drive with this program

this utility is really good and it work iseley and use ful.

Please tell me which Pen drive will support this software. Transcend or Kingston.......

As long as its was pen drive and can use

give me plz bootable pen drive software


this sotware can be use for pendrive bootable

Very helpful link..

booteble pen drive

how can use bootable & how can get bootable please give the software

i don't understand dear plz describe ur s/w

plz give me, pendrive bootebool softwer send my mail. thanks

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Very well explained MAN :)

It works for me ......and really simply way to make bootable pen drive..

Dear Brother

I am follow all instruction like -

format with fat file system and also run makebootable.exe. after this massage shown "Your device is bootable" and also setting in CMOS first boot device is USB Key.

but no booting with USB massage.

Please give me suggestion

Thnx and waiting for replly

How to Create It?


i want to know how to make pen drive as bootable for windows xp

Fake links, don't try to cheat in a cheaper way. Your link is pointing to nothing.

Pls. keep your frustration to yourself, the original website seems to be out of the business the links were working when the story was posted months ago, I have found the pendrive boot utility from internet and corrected the links above.


The software is realy good

It's a useful Software but,This program does not support FAT32 and NTFS file system.and latest pen drive doesn't support fat file system in winxp so give me right suggestion.what should i do.




when we make a bootable usb disk then and make the setup of XP after that, can we format the pendrive and use for data travelling?

I am really really thenk to you

This software with article have provided mr the best way to boot my PC without the CD.

Article is amazing!


HELLO................... SIR

you else you need to change it

Format the Pendrive or USB drive in NTFS format first.
From the start menu right click on the command prompt and select “Run as administrator“.
Now type the following commands (Press enter key after each command).
diskpart. This is to open the disk partition program.
Now to show the list of drives type list disk.
You can see disk’s listed there. Note down the disk number of your pendrive eg. Disk .
Now type SELECT DISK X (where X is the number you noted down for the pendrive from step 5)
Now type CLEAN.
Now type the following commands by pressing enter after each one.
SELECT PARTITION 1 (Assuming your pendrive/ USB drive is 1).
EXIT(Now the disk partition program will exit). Now we need to give some more commands.
Now insert the Windows 7 Installation DVD and to your DVD drive.
Here i am assuming DVD drive as G and Pendrive as I.(Change it accordingly).
Now type G:CD BOOT
Now type this command BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 I: to update your USB drive with bootmgr code.
Finally copy all the contents from the Windows 7 DVD to your Pendrive. Make sure you don’t cause any errors.
Plug / Insert your pendrive to your PC and restart the system.
Now Enter the Bios system accordingly by pressing the key delete.(This may vary some times it will be F2 or F12. It depends on the type of your system. Any how during the start up your system will display which key to press to enter the Bios).
Now select the USB/ Pendrive as the first boot driver.(Set the first boot priority to USB drive.).
Now save the settings in Bios and restart and you will be able to Install Windows 7 using that pendrive.
If you liked it make a comment

this software is good but drawbag in software not availbile option NTFS .


forget the usb lets all have an orgy:))


Hell yeah!!!

Thanks very much.........................

THANK YOU..............

hello plz send bootable pin drive softwear


how to a creat xp bootable pendrive


thanks for the apps, no virus found.

havent tried it yet, just did the download

more power to this site...

thanks again

please i need one of you pen drive. please can you give me one of you pen drive . please!!!! this is you p.o boxtt8 tema new , accra , ghana . this my email: . please help me . please!!! .

how about i send you my 18 year old virgin bride instead......, i need my pen drive!

or maybe with the money you pay for an internet connection with (or internet cafe) could go towards a pen drive..... then when you have the pen drive you can shove it up your................

thanks for the apps, no virus found.

havent tried it yet, just did the download

more power to this site...

thanks again

if i want to boot windows xp from usb drive..i need to put all files form WINDOWS XP CD and make USB stick bootable, like u said...It's OK???



hmm this article is well explained.

keep up the good work

Thanks friend............... you are great........

Good Work


I used the HP boot thing on my 8 GB flash frive now it boots but says its got 3,64 GB!!!!!!!!!!!

It's not the utility that has done this. It's the FAT file system that has a limitation on the size of a partition. Max 4 Gb, I believe.

How can you find out wether a usb drive has Phison’s chip solution

I am planning to buy a license software

thanks budy

Now, you can create FAT file system upto 32Gb or even more with tools/applications

If at first, you don't like the version of the USB-bootable s/w you've got, just "Google" for another - It's all over the FREE internet, there are over a thousand titles in every language on earth (almost) out there, all for free;
...Just run them thru a malware checker first!

thanx for it good job

HELLO................... SIR

pls tell me can make a bootable pendrive

it is not working what a bull shit software it is

thanks bro...

now can u tell me step of xp installation from pandrive

can u tell me how to install from pendrive

Thanks friend............... you are great........

from zaki usmani

"The Compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted." :-(

Am Gurpreet Singh Chauhan & i Downlaod A USB BOOTABLE

This program only support fat file system but latest pendrive doesn't support fat file system in winxp so....what should i do.

Bahoat din se pareshan hoon bhai koi hai jo mujhe ye bataye ki pen drive bootable kaise banti hai.. mujhe pen drive se xp instal karna hai.. plz help me...

aarigatha(Thank you)

Nice ...but I would like to have something for NTFS!!

any one help me for install window via pan drive
please give us formula

Can you give me some software to make usb bootable driver
Thank you.

hi i am also trying to use flash disk to boot my aspire one laptop as my laptop dont have a built in cdrom so i need to boot it through flash disk but the trouble is the when it boot my pc it takes me to the command prompt without loading the hdd driver and i am not able to use norton ghost from command prompt to clone my partitions and cant install any other operating system since it dont load disk driver then os cant find any disk to be installed, and also i cant do new partitions aswel, kindly help me and all other peoples who have the same problem. one more thing that the link provided above "Some of these Programs (makes the disk more useful) " dont work.if it is possible that to make a bootable flash disk which loads all necessary drivers just like if your are booting with win98se cd from cdrom then it will be awesome.Thannks and i will be desperatly waiting for your reply.

how to create bootable pndrive os win xp tell me website please

really make boot disk
i cant't trust

now can u tell me step of xp installation from pandrive

HELLO................... SIR

Read more:

Thanx a lot............. its a great help

Will it work for system having Win-XP with NTFS partition

Hello sir please tell me how can i make bootable usb drive i want install xp sp2 by usb drive.........i am using windows 7



Dear sir, i want to download and use "Make Bootable Software (Zip)". But while downloding it stops with an error. I want to install Windows7 on my laptop. Plz. help.

try RMPrepUSB for free USB format tool, runs on XP/Vista/Win7 32 or 64bit

i was in head break about making an USB drive bootable
checked many sites but couldnt solve the problem
alas!!! i read this happy now
its better and easy way to make it bootable..........THANX A LOTTTTT



Pls tell me how to make XP bootable usb drive step by step

tipyng wouthit eroors iz s0 hrad too doo isntit

djeez never swa a sadder bunch of n00bs in my life....

be gratefull for the man's attempt to wise up your dumb asses, but no...piss and moan.
if you don't understand what the man is explaining here.....then maybe...just maybe...your to stupid to do it?
accept it, get wiser, or hire your local nerd to do it for you....

don't expect to find the exact workflow and method described for your situation on your hardware.... that's impossible...

@poster : great job man!, read it ...tried it....up and away in a sec....
useful links and useful point-outs on ho to make this working!

just created a bootable usb stick, with the options: install windows XP and Windows 7 + most valuable tool for an admin who's doing a little work on the side ;)

keep it up...


Your idea is make pen drive bootable is whole wrong. THis is all wrong ..........................Retry again.

this softeare is very usefull for computer technicians it save over time

very good


your program was really good thx poporo of dark ro

I am finding this tool from many time ...............

Finlay found ........

Thank very much

Flashboot is an awesome software... It helps me very much .. I will give it 10/10 and ***** stars

how to make a usb bootable pen drive for window xp and window 7...???

you want bootable for format or make for boot without formatting?


its not working in i-ball pendrive..........
plz help me

i boot xp from usb successfully but when i install office 7 that time coming error massage
how can i install office 7

you can try the win7 usb download tool

i am try but i am not create for USB Bootable. so plz help me.

The USB pendrive that which i use is not working properly.{with memory of 32GB flash disk}
the basic problem is the in the properties is showing the used space,
but when the drive is opened the data is not visible in that...

i want to mak my pendrive bootable ...?
what should i do?
i dnt know anything about me

Thanks for your post

how to make the firewall as the computer pc ?

I am going to try

This utility does not work in either Windows 7 or XP. I does not see the USB drive so the first step cannot be completed. Sorry it is useless.


This app really works and It made by usb bootable and I used it to install windows 10 on my pc as well. It gave me no problems at all.

Thanks for this excellent utility!
Works like a charm!


i am try but i am not create for USB Bootable. so plz help me.

how i can make a bootable pendrive??????

thnx for your post as i really wanted to create a bootable pendrive so thank you very much.....!!

pls help me to make my pendrive bootable

my cd/dvd writer no work. pan drive via HDD OS install any computer support. plz help me?

my cd/dvd writer no work. pan drive via HDD OS install any computer support. plz help me?

Thanks for the great post..........very helpful ... thanks

you are soft wear not work my drive booting windo 7 home basik so help sir....................

recently i got a error that my os is not geinune so i tried installing windows using usb pendrive but t was also not possible so i directly copied all the files to E drive then i installed but after 3 days it is showing an error that os missing so what do i do now...

my laptop has affected with some virus and its not booting :(

If really want to boot from usb and want to successful installation of windows xp ( not other os) pls use WinSetupFromUSB 0-2-2. very very handy tools without no headache .
I am use this several time without no problem.


my pendrive doesn't show up in the dialog box :(

Thanks a lot, it worked. But how to convert ISO file to bootable normal file?

Do you mean this -

my cd/dvd writer no work. pan drive via HDD OS install any computer support. plz help me?

Read more: Free Utility To Make Your USB Pen Drive Bootable

my cd/dvd writer no work. pan drive via HDD OS install any computer support. plz help me?

Read more: Free Utility To Make Your USB Pen Drive Bootable

Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives are better technique guaranteed to work across all systems. UNetBootin is one of the best software to make Bootable USB Flash Drives and absolutely free for use. It is always easy and worked perfectly!!

Hi Sir,

Kindly informed to step by step instruction for
1) How to Bootable in Pendrive?
2) How can i install windows xp?
Best Regards,

I used another tools because i use windows7 operation system and every time i install it from my USB flash drive , it's more faster without Noise like CD reader also CD's become corrupted after short time and i insall windows7 from USB flash drive in just 15 mintues but when i use CD it takes more time

If you don't Mind Alon , i recomend this article also that talk about how to install Operation System like windows 7 or XP from USB flash drives


Thanks to sharing this article its really helpful. we are facing many problem to setup windows by using CD/DVD.



plese all ditels bootable windows

Very useful utility for making pen drive bootable. Thanks for sharing it.

Thanks,, I made bootable pendrive of myself.. Thanks again!

How can I make bootable DVD of window 7 or 8 with ms office, synfig, kompozor, scite and other programs.

I want to install all programs and operating system at once, so how can it possible ?

pls tell me.
thank u.

To install the software, you can make one copy of the ISO file on a disc

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