USB Boot Disk Creator.
MalvaStyle USB Boot Disk Creator was developed and published by ©MalvaStyle Solutions in December 2014.
The aim of this application is to make it easy for a user to create a bootable USB disk for installing operating systems such as Windows.
This video Covers.
Step by step tutorial on how to create a USB boot disk using MalvaStyle Solution’s USB Boot Disk Creator.
This is a 4 step process, that requires the user to select the source drive letter where the Windows Disk is mounted or inserted into.
Step 2 Involves selecting the Destination USB Drive Letter that will be made Boot-able and where the Windows files will be copied to. All drives are neatly sorted and displayed in a list box and the user are presented with the full Drive name , Drive Letter, as well as the total Size on the disk to prevent the user from selecting a wrong drive letter. There is also an option to only display USB drives (but may be deselected in order to select a normal hard disk to be made bootable as the destination drive.
The user will then be presented with a summary of the process including the destination and source locations, and once confirmed that the data is correct, the user may sit back and relax while MalvaStyle BootDisk Creator goes through the process of preparing the disk, creating bootsectors and mirror copying the source drive’s content to the USB drive.
Using MalvaStyle BootDisk Creator will significantly decrease the amount of time spent while formatting and or re installing your Windows Operating System.
Install speeds of less than 5 minutes have been reached by our testing department.
This will make any IT technician or support engineer’s job a lot easier and more productive when they have to reinstall a new operating system.
How To Boot From a USB Device.
You might want to boot from a USB drive or flash drive for many different reasons.
When you boot from a USB device, what you’re actually doing is running your computer with the operating system that’s installed on the device. When you start your computer normally, you’re running with the operating system installed on your hard drive – Windows, Linux, etc.
Follow these easy steps to boot from a flash drive, an external hard drive, or some other bootable USB device.
Step 1. Change The BIOS boot order so that the device option is listed first, the BIOS will not be setup like this by default. To access the BIOS, restart the PC and hold down the ‘delete’ button. (this may vary according to your motherboard but you can optionally press the F8, F2, or F12 buttons to access the booting order.)
If the USB boot option is not first in the boot order, your PC will start “normally” (i.e. boot from your hard drive) without even looking at any boot information that might be on your USB device.
Tip: The BIOS on most computers list the USB boot option as USB or Removable Devices but some confusingly list it as a Hard Drive option, so be sure to dig around if you’re having trouble finding the right one to choose.
Note: After setting your device as the first boot device, your computer will check it for boot information each time your PC starts. Leaving your computer configured this way shouldn’t cause problems unless you plan on leaving the bootable pen drive attached all the time.
Step 2. Restart the computer and watch for the “Press any key to boot from the external device.. message.
On some bootable devices, you may be prompted with a message to press a key before the computer will boot to the flash drive or other USB device.
If you do nothing, your computer will check for boot information on the next boot device in the list in BIOS (see Step 1) which will probably be your hard drive.
Note: Most of the time when trying to boot to a device there is no key-press prompt. The boot process usually starts immediately.