Bootable ISO to External Drive

  1. Format the drive
    • Run CMD as Administrator
    • diskpart
    • list disk (or list volume to identify the drive by volume number)
    • select disk # (or select volume #)
    • Note: this will remove all data and partitions from the drive. Be careful not to run this on the wrong directory.clean
    • create partition primary
    • format fs=ntfs quick
    • assign
    • exit
  2. Mount the ISO as a virtual drive
  3. Make the external drive bootable (assumptions, Virtual Drive is V: and External Drive is X:
    • V:
    • cd boot
    • bootsect.exe /nt60 X:
  4. Copy the installer files xcopy V:\*.* X: /e /f /h
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