Tips and Tricks on Operating System Installations

Generally we use operating systems for performing different tasks. So what would you do if your OS is corrupted or lost, you will try to recover or at last you end up with reinstalling the OS using boot media (CD, Pen Drive, etc.). So to write the OS files (ISO) into boot media (CD, Pen drive etc.) you need boot media creation tools (Such as Nero, Rufus, Windows media Creation tools, etc.).

That’s fine, but what happens if you have OS file but no tools to write into Boot Media. Then comes the trick. Follow the steps.

First Trick:

  1. Download the OS file (mostly it will be in .ISO format) and save the file.
  2. Then mount the ISO file using file manager. Then you will see OS installation related files. This step can be done even in mobiles by copying the ISO file to your phone and mount in your android phone by using file manager (ex: FX file manager).
  3. Then copy the mounted ISO files to the destination place without creating any folder in destination(Ex: pen drive, CD etc.) i.e.; simply copy the files. That’s it.
  4. Un mount the ISO file after copying.
  5. Plug that boot media and boot from BIOS. System will boot from boot media.

First trick avoids using third party media creation tools(Such as Nero, Rufus, Windows media Creation tools, etc.).

Second Trick:

  1. You have copied the files to the boot media, but you don’t want boot from boot media for second time until unless you have a problem.
  2. If you don’t want to boot from boot media, copy those OS installation files( mounted ISO file) into a separate folder and place it in boot media, so that it can be used for future.(say ‘xyz’ folder name).
  3. You can use boot media for different purposes even though boot files are present. (ex: you have 16 gb pendrive but os files are 4gb)
  4. Again if you want to boot that boot media for installation, simply copy those files and keep in parent directory.
  5. BIOS can see only root directory for booting, it can’t go into sub folders for the booting file.

Second trick avoids multiple copying of OS installation files.

Third Trick:

  1. You can use LIVE OS for emergency purposes, so that we can complete our task without installing the OS.
  2. And in live OS virus can’t be resident since live OS stays only in RAM. As soon as, you switch off system the OS is lost and your system is virus free.
  3. By Live OS you can recover data from other partitions(example: D Drive) even if OS partition (example: C drive) is lost completely or system is not booting.


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