Create a Bootable Utility UFD (Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1)
To create a bootable utility USB flash device (UFD), you must partition and format the device to make it bootable, and then you can copy utility files to the UFD.
Hardware and Software Assumptions
- You have gathered the required files for a bootable UFD in a temporary directory, such as
C:\utildisk. For more information, see Gather Required Files for a Bootable Utility Disk.
To copy the utility files to a UFD and make it bootable
From a Windows 7 or Windows PE environment, run the DiskPart tool. For example, at the command prompt, type the following:
The version of the DiskPart tool provided by both Windows 7 and Windows PE supports the partitioning and formatting of a UFD as a bootable device. Previous versions of the DiskPart tool do not support partitioning and formatting a UFD to be bootable.
Use the DiskPart tool to determine the disk number and device size to be used for the next step by typing the following at the DiskPart command prompt:
Use the DiskPart tool to partition and format the device and make it bootable. For example, if the UFD is Disk 1, type the following at the DiskPart command prompt, replacing <device_size> with the capacity of the UFD (in MB).
select disk <disk_number> clean create partition primary size=<device_size> select partition 1 active format fs=ntfs quick assign exit
The UFD is now bootable.
On the development computer, copy all the files in the
\ISOdirectory of <tempdir> to the UFD. For example, if the UFD drive letter is F and the temporary directory is
C:\utildisk, type the following:
xcopy C:\utildisk\iso\*.* /s /e /f F:\
You can now use the UFD as a bootable utility UFD for Standard 7.