In the begining of last year or the end of 2014 I learnt how to make a bootable flash drive from an .iso from a youtube video. I tried to find the video but I can't and it's not in my history.
The video was very simple; first it taught how to format the flash drive using DISKPART and that part I remember, what I don't remember is the last part. I remember it used the xcopy command with some options and the source and destination, the latest being the flash drive. As for the source I don't remember if it is the .iso file itself with some options that cause the files to be extracted the same way CD Burning software does or if it was something else. I don't remember what the options were neither, but I remember one of them was /f
I know the tutorial works because I tried it. The tutorial was very simple and quick and only used the cmd, no other software.
To sum up:
- Format the flashdrive to FAT32, assign it a letter...
xcopy _some "options i don't remember" .iso_file flashdrive
xcopy "some options i don't remember" "something else?" flashdrive (I think it is the first option though)
I saw on some other tutorials that the .iso is mounted and then the files are copied using xcopy; I don't think that was what was in that tutorial. I may be mistaken, but I think that it used only xcopy to extract the files. Maybe there is some option for extracting the files of an .iso like that (if by "extracting the files of an .iso" I sound confusing, what I mean is that when you burn an iso to a cd or flashdrive what you see when you open that cd or flashdrive is several files and not the .iso file your burnt).
Can anyone help me?