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I need to create a bootable USB Envirorment

I need to do a firmware update on a Dell FS 7500 and it requires a bootable USB drive. You then copy the file over to the bootable environment, plug it in to the FS 7500 and boot from the USB drive. Then run the firmware update. I tried making one with the MS tool and it want's to install windows, which was great information to know, but not what I was needing. Does anyone out there know of a USB boot environment that I can boot into and allow me to run this firmware update?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
you want to run a low-level utility
Open windows dos prompt connect the usb drive and run the following, just be absolutely positive you select the RIGHT disk # for the USB drive and this will make the USB drive bootable.  though I thought Dell made their update to create the bootable drive for you. Or google Xboot if you want to create a bootable that will run the update right away after booting from the USB

list disk
select disk #
create partition primary
select partition 1
format quick fs=fat32
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Kelly-BradyAuthor Commented:
No the instructions that I got from Dell is to copy the exe to a bootable USB drive and to follow the standard procedures for creating a bootable USB drive.

So I downloaded RUFUS and so do I leave the create a bootable disk option checked?
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
try these settings:
rufus settingsHTH,
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
For completeness HP also have a utility to create a bootable USB partition you can simply copy your firmware to.
Kelly-BradyAuthor Commented:
Worked out great thank you
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Glad it worked. You're welcome.
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