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Create bootable (DOS) USB Sticks on Windows 7 64-bit

posted Nov 5, 2011, 11:40 AM by Teng-Yok Lee   [ updated Nov 6, 2011, 12:52 PM ]
This is a revision of an earlier memo. As the original memo was written in 2006, lots of tools are unavailable now or not runnable on Windows 7 64 bit.

My goal is to create a bootable USB stick, which can launch the machine in DOS mode. The reason is that I usually use SAVEPART to backup my system partition, which is a DOS program.

The new procedure is much easier.

  1. Inatall HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, and use it to create a bootable USB disk. You can download it here (CNET). (Ref: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - v2.1.8) (A local mirror)
  2. Copy the needed utilities (e.g SAVEPART) to the USB stick. (Ref: Partition Saving: save and restore partition).
  3. (Optional) Copy MS-DOS utilities.
Teng-Yok Lee,
Nov 6, 2011, 12:51 PM