Step 1: Format your USB drive as a bootable drive
Make sure that you use 8GB or larger USB drive and backup any important data on it. When the drive is formatted, all existing data will be deleted.
- Connect the USB drive to the PC where you’ll be creating the installation media.
- Open the Command Prompt window by right-clicking the Start button and then selectCommand Prompt (Admin) to run in administrator mode.
- At the command prompt, type diskpart and press Enter.
- Next, type list volume and press Enter.
- From the list, determine which volume number is the connected USB drive. The volume type should be marked as Removable.
- Type select volume X, where X is the number obtained in the previous step. For example,select volume 9.
- Type clean and press Enter.
- Type create partition primary and press Enter.
- Type format fs=fat32 label=’OS install’ quick and press Enter.
- Type active and press Enter.
- To close the Command Prompt window, type exit and press Enter.
Step 2: Copy the recovery image to your bootable USB drive
- Go to the location where you saved the recovery image.
- Right-click the recovery image file (.iso) and on the options menu, select Mount.
- Windows will open the contents of the image in File Explorer.
- Copy the contents of the image to your bootable device.