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Make a bootable Pen drive to install OS

Bootable Pen drive
Hello friends, today I shall tell you how to make a bootable USB flash drive. It is very essential to know to make a bootable USB flash drive (Pen drive, External hard disk etc.). Because sometimes it may be your DVD/CD RW drive does not work, or you are using mini laptop and you have no DVD/CD RW drive. In this situation if you want to change or reinstall your operating system, you should to know how to make a bootable USB flash drive. For this you require image file of an operating system, an USB flash drive and 'Power ISO' or 'Novicorp Win To Flash' software.

Using Power ISO Software
  1. First install Power ISO software.
  2. Keep the image file of an operating system into your hard disk or anywhere.
  3. Connect an USB flash drive (Pen Drive).
  4. Open Power ISO and go to tools and click on Create Bootable USB Drive.
  5. Select the Image file as Source Image File. Set your USB flash drive (pen drive) as Destination USB Drive and click on Start button. It will take a few minutes.
Download Power ISO software.

Using Novicorp Win To Flash

You required installation CD/DVD or .iso image file of operating system, a flash drive (pen drive), Novicorp Win To Flash software.

If you use installation CD/DVD :
  • Open 'Novicorp Win To Flash' folder and click on Win To Flash application software.
  • Now click on Task and select Task type.
    • Transfer Windows Vista/2008/7 setup to USB drive.
Novicorp task type
  • Select File system to FAT16 LAB. (Note: This will make your pen drive memory half. (You could recover it again).
Path set
  • Click on Run. Select Windows files source path (CD/DVD source path where installation CD/DVD insert) and USB drive (Pen drive or other USB flash drive path). Now click on Run.
If you use .iso Image file
  • You would have to install Power ISO or Daemon tools to make a virtual CD drive.
  • After install the software, mount the .iso image file.
  • Now follow the above steps (using installation CD/DVD) and at last step select Windows file source path as virtual CD drive.

Download Novicorp Win To Flash software

Now you can use your USB flash drive as like as an optical hard disk drive (CD/DVD).

If you use USB flash drive instead of optical hard disk drive (CD/DVD) you need to change Boot Option from BIOS Setup Utility. From Boot Order option set USB Hard Disk as your 1st choice.
Boot Option
1st Choice USB Hard Disk

Some people comment us that this tips does not working. But still I am using this tips because my CD/DVD drive does not working. I don't know what their problems are. They did not clearly tell us their problems. It may be three possible things.
  1. The original .iso file was cropped. So use a good .iso file.
  2. Could not make bootable pen drive due to insufficient memory space. Checks your pen drive have enough memory. For Windows 7, windows 8 .iso file with all in one image file, we recommend to use 8GB pen drive.
  3. Don’t know how to install OS by bootable pen drive. For windows 7, windows 8 etc. OS installation by bootable pen drive is same as using optical hard disk drive. Only one thing is at the time of installation your computer restart many times. When computer shutting down for restart, remove your bootable pen drive from PC. And insert bootable pen drive after 4-5 second later the computer start again after shutting down. If you don't remove bootable pen drive at the time of restart, it starts installation from the first time and it continues in a loop. You have to insert bootable pen drive after start to complete the installation.

I hope now you can install OS by bootable pen drive.

NOTE: If you are using Novicorp Win To Flash to make a bootable pen drive then your pen drive memory space may be reduce. But don't worry; visit this post to know how to recover pen drive memory space.


  1. says:

    i did the same procedure but it didnt work. what shall i do???

  2. says:

    hey how to regain the USB space ?????? i used 8gb pendrive & it becomes 2gb now...what to do ???? plzzzz hlppppp

  3. says:

    the method u posted doesnt work...i cant del the blue part :(

  4. says:

    use other computer and these steps:
    copy all the filkes from the cd to pendrive in other pc...
    use cmd

    enter the cmd "diskpart"
    select partision 1
    set the partion as active

    use bios to usb first boot

  5. says:

    Tell me steps

  6. says:

    Please read UPDATE of this post where we give the possible problems when you make a bootable pen drive or at the time of installation OS. And those who lost pen drive memory space could recover memory easily (read the NOTE).