How to Create a Bootable USB Drive With a WIM File

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WIM also knowns as Windows Image Mapping is a software that is used for writing USB drives that are portable on servers for Windows 2008 and Windows 7. Therefore it isn't a difficult process to create a WIM file in Windows. It is also a software that is only supported by the newer versions of Microsoft Windows.

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Things you need

  • USB Drive
  • USB port on computer

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  1. 1

    Insert the USB drive into the USB port that is free on your computer.

  2. 2

    Find the WIM file on your computer and click it twice.

  3. 3

    Click "ok" when the prompt comes up to overwrite the files on your USB drive.

  4. 4

    Wait for the writing process to complete and then click "ok" when the prompt comes up. You now have a bootable USB drive.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not remove the USB device while the writing process is in action or you will hinder the process.

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