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How to Convert Bootable USB back

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by BusStop, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. BusStop

    BusStop Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello Forum,

    Thanks for the support for installing Windows 7 from Scratch on a preloaded machine.

    There is a problem now.

    I made my USB bootable for the installation and now I want it back.
    I mean, I want to use my usb as a normal data carrying drive not as a bootable devise..

    How can I remove the bootable property and made it a normal usb drive.

    thanks.
     
  2. NotEnoughMinerals

    NotEnoughMinerals Notebook Deity

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    you can just delete everything on it, and use it like a normal usb
     
  3. Pitabred

    Pitabred Linux geek con rat flail!

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    Just format it
     
  4. BusStop

    BusStop Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Guys,

    Let me do it as suggested and get back for the results..

    Thanks again..
     
  5. BusStop

    BusStop Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a 4Gb Kingston R2 and I did exactly as communicated above..

    deleted the data.
    Formatted the drive..

    BUT

    It's still bootable...

    Please specify any other method that could remove the bootable sectors or whatever..
     
  6. Zeptinune

    Zeptinune Notebook Evangelist

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    Right Click Computer - Manage - Disk Management - Right Click the Usb Drive - Delete Volume - Right Click Usb Drive - Format Volume (FAT32)

    Try that.
     
  7. BusStop

    BusStop Notebook Enthusiast

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    vollaa !!! Worked like a charm..

    Thanks alot..

    This forum rocks, two of my problems solved in just a couple of days :)
     
  8. Zeptinune

    Zeptinune Notebook Evangelist

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    Happy to help :)
     
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