*Artikel diperbarui pada 17 August 2023
Generally, installing an operating system such as Windows uses a CD, which requires a CD ROM. But if you don’t have one, you may be able to use a bootable pendrive. How to make a Windows 10 bootable flashdisk without software is quite easy and brief.
Users will not need help from applications or other additional software to be able to create a bootable pendrive. Then how do you do it? Look carefully at the description that has been discussed below about bootable flashdisk:
How to Make a Windows 10 Bootable Flashdisk: What Is It?
First of all, before going into further discussion, it never hurts to understand what is meant by a bootable pendrive.
It is a flash drive that has been formatted for the purpose of booting up a computer or laptop just like CDs and hard drives. The flashdisk used is a regular flashdisk with any brand.
For those who have a computer/laptop with Windows operating system, then this is something that must be done. With a backup drive, users can save time if they want to reinstall Windows.
The process of creating a bootable flashdisk for the Windows 10 operating system is quite simple. Users only need to do a few steps according to the instructions, then the bootable flashdisk is finished.
Before practicing the tutorial, make sure to prepare the necessary equipment first. Take a good look and complete it before starting to make a bootable pendrive. Check out the list below:
- Windows 10 installer has been downloaded.
- Make sure to be careful.
- The pendrive must have good quality and normal.
- The pendrive has a capacity of at least 4 GB.
How to Make a Windows 10 Bootable Flashdisk Flashdisk Without Software
Usually if you want to make a bootable flashdisk using the Rufus application. But if you don’t want to use any software, then users must use the Command Prompt (CMD) which is already available by default in any Windows. Here are the steps:
- Make sure the pendrive or USB drive is plugged into the laptop/computer.
- Next, find and open the Command Prompt by typing “CMD” in the start menu.
- Opening Command Prompt can also be done by pressing “Windows + R” simultaneously.
- Then click the “Run as Administrator” button.
- After that, type “diskpart” then enter.
- Please wait until the diskpart utility runs.
- In the new diskpart window, type “list disk” and enter. This will display all active disks on the computer screen.
Most likely, there will be two or more disks.
- Select the USB drive to create the bootable pendrive.
- Type “SELECT DISK 1”. Change the number “1” if the flashdisk is in a different location. For example, if the pendrive is in the 2nd location, then change it to “DISK 2”.
- If the pendrive is not empty, type “CLEAN” and enter so that all data on the pendrive is erased.
- Wait until it appears that the disk has been successfully cleaned.
- Then, type “create partition primary” and enter.
- Wait for the partition creation process to succeed.
- Next, type “select partition 1”, enter.
- Type “active” and enter. This serves to activate the partition.
- After that, type “fs=fat32 label=label quick” and enter. Please change the label name as desired.
- When you have done that, type “exit” and enter.
- Then, prepare the Windows 10 installer.
- Copy or copy all the ISO or files into the bootable pendrive.
If all of these steps have been completed, the user can eject the pendrive used for the bootable installer. After that, insert or connect it again. Pay attention to the drive icon on the pendrive, whether it has changed to the installer icon.
If so, then the process of creating a bootable pendrive was successful. When you want to install Windows via the flashdisk, you must first change the primary boot drive in the BIOS.
Causes of Bootable Flashdisk Not Detected
The installer icon does not appear when checking, it means that the bootable pendrive is not detected. There are several factors that cause this to happen, including:
1. Damaged Flashdisk
The first factor is suspected damage to the pendrive. Using a good and normal pendrive is one of the requirements for making a bootable pendrive successfully.
To check, just try connecting the pendrive to another laptop or computer. Change the settings to a different laptop/computer boot priority. If it’s still not detected, it means the pendrive is damaged and you need to replace it with a new one.
2. BIOS Settings
If the pendrive works normally and is detected on other laptops or computers, then the problem could be in the BIOS settings. Please disable the “Secure Boot” feature so that the bootable pendrive can be detected.
To do this, open the “MAIN” menu in the BIOS > find “Set Supervisor Password” > press enter > create a Supervisor password > re-enter the password twice > press the “BOOT” menu > go to the “Secure Boot” configuration > select “disable” > enter the password > save > exit.
That’s the information on how to create a Windows 10 bootable flashdisk without software. Indeed, the steps are quite complicated, but the bootable flashdisk will definitely work.