Create a Windows 7 PE Bootable USB Flash Drive (32 bit and 64 bit)

  1. Download Windows 7 AIK ISO file
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5753
  2. Burn the ISO or extract it to a folder (e.g., using 7zip)
  3. Run StartCD.exe
  4. Choose the “Windows AIK Setup” option
  5. When complete, navigate to Start->all programs -> Microsoft Windows AIK -> Deployment Tools Command Prompt
  6. In the Deployment Tools Command Prompt window, issue the following commands.
    Note: if needing a 32-bit version of Windows PE, replace “amd64 with “x86”
  7. Insert your flash drive
  8. Launch diskpart (Start button-> then type diskpart)
  9. Locate your flash drive with this commandlist disk
  10. Select it, format it and make it bootable (in this case the flash drive was disk 1) using these commands:
  11. Determine what drive letter has been assigned to your flash drive
  12. The last step is to copy files to flash drive (in this case drive letter of the flash drive was F:
  13. If you want to create an ISO to use later: