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Create Bootable USB from ISO file

Terminal - Create Bootable USB from ISO file
xcopy D:\*.* /s/e/f E:\
2009-09-20 12:36:52
User: eth0
Create Bootable USB from ISO file

Replace D drive with mounted ISO virtual drive and Replace E with your USB drive letter.


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

I doubt that this will work ... Isn't this just a simple filecopy to usb drive ?

I don't think this will make it bootable ?

Correct me if I'm wrong ... just asking !?

Comment by alvinx 370 weeks and 1 day ago


it will make it bootable , i used this to install windows 7 RC on over 7 computers over USB :)

Comment by eth0 368 weeks and 3 days ago

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