Bootable CD/DVD/USB

Create boot CD/DVD/USB disc

Bootable CD allows you partitioning disk drives without installing to the computer that you need to repartition, especially useful for server administrators that cannot install third party applications to production server.

Creating a bootable media (ISO file, USB flash drive or CD/DVD) based on Windows PE (Windows Pre-installation Environment) can load an operating system and run our program under the system. It is very useful to troubleshoot computer problems and recover data when the native system fails to boot. Windows PE Bootable media enables you to start a computer for the purposes of deployment and recovery. It boots directly into memory, which lets you remove the Windows PE media after the computer boots. Once you have booted into Windows PE, you can reformat or modify the hard drive and then copy the Windows PE source files to the hard drive.

Before starting the program to create

Attach a USB flash drive or insert a blank writable CD/DVD to your computer. If you neither have USB nor CD/DVD, our partition magic software enables you to create a bootable ISO file, which can be burned to CD/DVD later. In this situation, a burner (a kind of software which can make bootable CD/DVD) is needed.

How to create bootable CD/DVD?

Step1: Launch the partition magic software, click “Make Bootable Media” on top left “Wizards” panel, in the pop-up window, click Next.

Bootable CD

Step2: Our program will automatically detect whether your system has installed Windows AIK or not. If yes, please go to Step3, if not, please download and install Windows AIK, then click “Next” to go to step3.

For Windows XP/Vista and Windows Server 2003/2008, please download Windows AIK(Automated Installation Kit) which is a set of tools that could help you configuring and deploying operating system to new hardware. If your system is Windows 7/8/8.1/10 and Server 2008 R2/2012, you can make a Windows PE bootable media without downloading and installing Windows AIK.

Download AIK

Step3: There are three ways to create bootable media based on Windows PE.

  1. “Burn to CD/DVD”: To create bootable CD/DVD.
  2. “USB Boot Device”: To create bootable USB Device.
  3. “Export ISO File”: Use this method to make bootable ISO file.

Choose one of them according to your need and click “Proceed”.

CD/DVD should be blank. All data in rewritable DVD and USB disk will be covered, please remember to back up the files before creating.
Media option

Step4: If you neither have USB nor CD/DVD, you can select the 3rd option to export ISO file. Transfer the ISO file to other computer and then burn to CD/DVD.

Create ISO

Tips: To boot from the Windows PE USB flash drive or CD/DVD, you need to enter BIOS and change boot order under Boot Menu.


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