How to Create a Bootable USB Drive With a WIM File

By Marie Scribe

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.

Things You'll Need

  • USB Drive
  • USB port on computer

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 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 & Warnings

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

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