2016-08-07

The plumber has left the building!

So the plumber has gone away with a smile on his face. Sten came and in-between other jobs, fixed my leaky pipe. The pipe had been leaking in the wall for some time...maybe years?

Well the wall and plaster and floor are now drying out.

Me, I am just thawing out. The temperature has climbed to 18C in my study. I wanted to do several things today, but events and people have diverted me again!

So before I forget, let me type this in...


USB bootable stick creation in Windwoes

Insert a USB flash drive into your computer:-

Start a Command Prompt as an administrator (right-click on the entry and select Run as administrator) and type 'diskpart' and then press ENTER.

Next, type the following lines a line at a time, pressing ENTER at the end of each line after the command has completed:

DISKPART> list disk
DISKPART> select disk X
[Note: X is the number for your USB flash drive you obtained from the list command from the previous step. ]
DISKPART> clean
DISKPART> create partition primary
DISKPART> select partition 1
DISKPART> active
DISKPART> format FS=NTFS
DISKPART> assign
DISKPART> exit

Next you need to make your USB flash drive bootable.
Start another Command Prompt as an administrator and navigate to the boot folder of the Windows 8 ISO image then type the following:
bootsect /nt60 X: [Enter]
[Note: Where X is the drive letter for your USB flash drive]

From a Command Prompt type the following:
XCOPY X:\*.* Y:\ /E /J /H
[Note: Where Y is the drive letter for your USB flash drive and X is the drive letter of your mounted Windows 8 .ISO file]

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