Monthly Archives: June 2016

Making a USB flash drive for Window setup

This article demonstrates how to copy a Windows installation source to a USB flash drive (UFD), and make that UFD bootable, without using any third-party app. Every now and then, such an article must be re-written to update the sum of knowledge. Only the tools included with the operating system are used. This article assumes you have at least Windows 7. Also, it assumes that the OS you’d like to copy to a UFD is Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 and is already available to you on DVD or in folder somewhere.

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Where can I find BootSect.exe and BootRec.exe?

Update (2019-01-12): Updated with additional info.

BootSect.exe and BootRec.exe are both components of Windows Vista and later. They add boot code to disks and partitions. Both are included in Windows installation sources (DVD, USB flash drive or ISO).

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