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    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.

    1. Connect the USB drive to the PC where you’ll be creating the installation media.
    2. Open the Command Prompt window by right-clicking the Start button and then selectCommand Prompt (Admin) to run in administrator mode.
    3. At the command prompt, type diskpart and press Enter.
    4. Next, type list volume and press Enter.
    5. From the list, determine which volume number is the connected USB drive. The volume type should be marked as Removable.
    6. Type select volume X, where X is the number obtained in the previous step. For example,select volume 9.
    7. Type clean and press Enter.
    8. Type create partition primary and press Enter.
    9. Type format fs=fat32 label=’OS install’ quick and press Enter.
    10. Type active and press Enter.
    11. To close the Command Prompt window, type exit and press Enter.

    Step 2: Copy the recovery image to your bootable USB drive

    1. Go to the location where you saved the recovery image.
    2. Right-click the recovery image file (.iso) and on the options menu, select Mount.
    3. Windows will open the contents of the image in File Explorer.
    4. Copy the contents of the image to your bootable device.