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Using Win32DiskImager to create a Peppermint 7 LiveUSB stick in Windows

This is by far the easiest method for creating a Peppermint 7 LiveUSB stick in Windows, the downside is (in Windows) you need to use a third party utility if you want to format it back to a normal mass storage USB stick .. how to do this is at the end of this tutorial.

Okay, to create the Peppermint 7 LiveUSB stick...

Download the Peppermint ISO image from our main website:
https://peppermintos.com
and save it somewhere you'll be able to find it.

Download and install Win32DiskImager-0.9.5-install.exe from my dropbox:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31525164/Win32DiskImager-0.9.5-install.exe

Once installed, fire up Win32DiskImager.

Click the little blue folder icon, and point it at the Peppermint 7 ISO image you downloaded earlier.


Click the "Write" button.

You'll see it progress.


You'll know it's finished when you see this:-


Click "OK" and close Win32DiskImager.

That's it, you're done .. reboot to the LiveUSB stick.



Formatting the LiveUSB back to a regular mass storage USB stick (in Windows)

As mentioned at the beginning of this tutorial, if you later wish to use Windows to format the LiveUSB stick back to a regular mass storage USB stick follow the instructions below.

Download and install SDFormatter-v4-setup.exe from my dropbox:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31525164/SDFormatter-v4-setup.exe

Once installed, fire up SDFormatter


Select the correct Drive: (F: in the example image above)

Give it a Volume Label: (USB-Stick in the example image above)

And click the "Format" button.

You'll receive a warning:-


Click "OK".

You'll receive a second warning:-


Click "OK".

You'll know it's done when you see this screen:-


Click "OK", and close SDFormatter.

That's it, your USB stick is now erased and formatted back to its full capacity.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2016, 08:16:48 am by PCNetSpec »
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