How to create a bootable USB using PowerISO?

Last Updated On: February 27th, 2022 By Assad - Leave a Comment

Supported Operating Systems

PowerISO can run on all Windows versions (Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 / Windows 11 or above) and it also supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. 

Steps to Create Bootable USB

  1. Open PowerISO. (If you have no PowerISO software, you can download it from here.)
  2. Insert the USB device, which you want to make bootable.
  3. From the PowerISO menu select- “Tools>Create Bootable USB Drive“.
    Create Bootable USBA New Dialog box will popup (For Windows Vista or above versions). Click on “OK” button to continue.
    PopUP Dialog
  4. In “Create Bootable USB Drive” dialog box, click on the browse icon to open iso file of the targeted software.
  5.  Select the USB drive from the “Destination USB Drive” options.
  6. From the Settings option, select the proper “write method” (USB-HDD is recommended) and proper File system (Automatic is recommended, but you can select FAT, FAT32 or NTFS file system).
  7. Click on “Start” button for starting to create bootable USB drive.
    Start Creating Bootable USB drive
  8. A dialog box will popup to alert that all data on USB drive will be overwritten. Click on “OK” button to continue.
    Bootable USB- Drive will be overwritten
  9. The PowerISO will start writing USB drive. You can see the progress of writing.
    Create Bootable USB- Progression
    When writing is completed a dialog box will popup with the message “Writing USB drive completed successfully“.
    Creating Bootable USB Successful

If there are no errors during the writing progression, you can use the USB drive as a Bootable USB drive!


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