EasyBCD is one of the very helpful utilities out there for Windows operating system. EasyBCD is well-known for its ability to add, remove, and edit boot entries. Most of Windows users don’t know that fact that this free tool even lets you create bootable Windows USB drive with a few clicks.
While there are plenty of tools out there like the popular Rufus to create bootable Windows USB and it’s possible to create the bootable USB via the native Command Prompt, if already have installed EasyBCD on your Windows 10/8/7 PC, you can use the same to prepare the bootable USB with ease.
Follow given below directions to prepare bootable Windows 10/8/7 USB using EasyBCD software.
Create bootable Windows 10/7 USB with EasyBCD
Step 1: Start off by installing the EasyBCD utility on your machine. If you haven’t already downloaded it, get it here.
Step 2: Next, connect the USB flash drive to your PC, remove all data from the drive, and then format the drive in FAT 32 file system (to format, right-click on the USB drive and select Format option and then select file system as FAT32).
Step 3: Run EasyBCD and click Bootloader Setup button present in the left side.
Step 4: Here, under Create Bootable External Media box, select the USB drive that you want to make as a bootable drive.
Step 5: Next, click Install BCD button and wait for a while to see the following dialog box.
Simply click Yes button. Close EasyBCD tool, and insert your Windows 10/7 DVD into the drive.
Step 6: Copy all files from your Windows 10/7 installation DVD to the USB flash drive. If you have an ISO file, you can use 7-Zip tool to extract the ISO contents to the USB drive.
Step 7: Your bootable Windows 10/7 USB flash drive is ready. You can now use the USB drive to install Windows 10/7 from USB.
Please note that you can’t use this tool to create an XP bootable drive.
Tip: With the help of EasyBCD, you can also create bootable Windows USB without formatting the drive.