How to create a bootable USB-Drive

Support Article No. 18224
Latest updated: 11/2/2015


You would like to create a bootable USB Drive.


To create a bootable USB Drive, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the files provided at the bottom of this page (HPUSBFW).
  2. Start the HP USB Disk Format tool (HPUSBFW.exe). Right click the file and “Run as Administrator”.
  • Select your USB Drive in the “Device” drop down menu.
  • File system should be “Fat32”.
  • Check the boxes “Quick Format” and “Create a DOS startup disk”.
  • Select the provided "BootImg" folder containing the DOS files.
  • Press the “Start” button and wait for it to complete.