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Lexar tool makes creating bootable USB flash drives easy

Turning your USB flash drive into a bootable device in Windows isn't always an easy task. A lot of the tools that used to be readily available have become annoying difficult to find. Fortunately, the nice folks at Pendrive Apps have saved a particularly handy one: Lexar's BootIt.

BootIt doesn't handle partitioning duties, so you'll need to do that first. After that, making your drive bootable is just a couple of clicks away. Enter a volume label, flip the removable bit if you're using multiple partitions, mark your active partition, and you should be good to go.

Keep in mind that this utility is designed for Lexar drives, so it may not work with any old flash drive. I had success with both my Kingston and Transcend drives, though.

[ via ShellEx City]

Tags: freeware, lexar, portable, usb-flash-drive