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
You'll see it progress.
You'll know it's finished when you see this:-
" 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:
in the example
Give it a Volume Label:
in the example
And click the "Format
You'll receive a warning:-
You'll receive a second warning:-
You'll know it's done when you see this screen:-
", and close SDFormatter.
That's it, your USB stick is now erased and formatted back to its full capacity.