Create a bootable Windows installation drive using Sandisk USB3.0 64GB?

I’ve tried multiple tools to create a bootable Windows installation on my Sandisk USB3.0 64GB drive, but none of them recognize the drive. Any thoughts on how to achieve my goal?

This thread might interest you:

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/Cruzer-Blade-USB-Flash-Drives-16-Gb-Acts-like-a-normal-harddisk/m-p/298819#M5574

especially the RMPrepUSB part.

I am not sure if we are allowed to post external links but I’m just gonna paste it here.

  • To create a bootable USB flash drive
  • Insert a USB flash drive into a running computer.
  • Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator.
  • Type diskpart.
  • In the new command line window that opens, to determine the USB flash drive number or drive letter, at the command prompt, type list disk, and then click ENTER. The list disk command displays all the disks on the computer. Note the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive.
  • At the command prompt, type select disk <X>, where X is the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive, and then click ENTER.
  • Type clean, and the click ENTER. This command deletes all data from the USB flash drive.
  • To create a new primary partition on the USB flash drive, type create part pri, and then click ENTER.
  • To select the partition that you just created, type select part 1, and then click ENTER.
  • To format the partition, type format fs=ntfs quick, and then click ENTER.
  • Important
  • If your server platform supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), you should format the USB flash drive as FAT32 rather than as NTFS. To format the partition as FAT32, type format fs=fat32 quick, and then click ENTER.
  • Type active, and then click ENTER.
  • Type exit, and then click ENTER.
  • When you finish preparing your custom image, save it to the root of the USB flash drive.

This worked just fine, thanks! assign letter=N might be a useful addition to ensure the drive is usable from Windows after the process :slight_smile: Thanks!

Excellent!! :smiley:  Thnaks for the feedback martijnh.

I think this is the link  rickyjm   was referring to: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200124.aspx

Hi. I hope you still use these forums, or someone sees this and can help me. I went through the steps rickyjim listed to create a bootable USB, but now I can’t find the drive in Windows. I don’t know anything about code. How do I assign letter=N to the drive? I inputted that line after selecting the USB again but it just says “There is no volume specified. Please select a volume and try again.” This isn’t my USB and I worry that I screwed it up.

nevermind, I figured it out. If anyone else has this problem and cannot find the drive through windows after following those steps:

after diskpart, type list volumes --> hit enter

look for the volume number assigned to the USB drive 

after diskpart, type select volume X --> hit enter

the USB volume is selected, type assign letter=X

it should now show up in windows

I have seen a lot of people want to create Windows 10 bootable USB but they don’t have idea or way to do it. According to my knowledge, there are two best ways to create Windows 10 bootable USB. 1- We can use Microsoft Media creation Tool. To download this media tool follow https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 One thing you should make sure, Your USB must have 8GB USB Storage to create media. 2- We can use Rufus Tool. Just Download and install this tool and then Open the tool and choose the USB which you want to create bootable media.

I’ve heard a lot about the free ways that Microsoft provided ,but the locked computer never recognized the bootable USB by it created , it’s a complaint from my brother , as i know , like the RMPrepUSB and iSeePassword WizBurn can be used to do that .

Effective tools from Google :

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

https://www.iseepassword.com/how-to-make-bootable-usb-drive.html

Whichever one you choose , you are able to make a bootale disc with USB , if they don’t work , you can make your Windows boot from DVD or CD .

I’ve used Rufus with no problems ( windows only). Making a bootable USB for Windows computer is not hard. I think the best solution will be to find another PC somewhere with a friend and build this USB there. 

Yeah,making a Windows bootable USB is not hard,visit this website to get some steps.
https://www.winpwd.com/create-windows-10-boot-usb.html
As well as the DVD or CD.I think the best solution is downlow a iso and burn to the USB,they can only be regarded as an alternative.
https://unetbootin.github.io/