Self Help Guides
User documentation in plain English with lots of pictures.

These instructions are for a Windows 7 PC

How to prepare the USB (flash) drive to be bootable


  1. Insert USB drive
  2. Open an elevated Command Prompt (or "run as administrator")
  3. Type “diskpart.exe”
  4. Type “list disk” and find the disk number of your key (by size)
  5. Type “sel disk 1” (replace the “1” with the actual number)
  6. Type “clean”
  7. Type “cre par pri”
  8. Type “active”
  9. Type “format fs=ntfs quick”
  10. Type “assign”
  11. Type “exit”


Final step copy Win 7/8/10 DVD files to the root of the USB stick

Note: we prepare these using vLite so we can customise the install




Sometimes referred to as the Self Harm section, just remember a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing ... so if you're at all unsure call the help desk.

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