USB (Universal Serial Bus) is the most commonly used device for storage and other purposes. The main reason is the small size and large storage. It can even support the backup of all the installation setup of the windows that is act as a booting device. Windows 8 users might be well aware of the using the bootable USB with the Command prompt to install it. It is the most effective and useable method to have a bootable device if you do not have a CD/DVD drive.
The USB users that often make a bootable USB, had installed Windows might know that the program does not give the expected result as the other Medias do. The use of command prompt is a good option for this purpose.
The command prompt here is used to perform certain list of commands that will then prepare the Drive to execute the required program. Those users who have more than one flash drive can think of using a USB for windows installation task, as many people are not comfortable with the command prompt. Formatting the drive repeatedly can corrupt your drive so this is important to note.
What if you more than one flash drives are not available? In addition, you do not want to work with the command prompt method. For this, you can create an image backup of the USB file and can always restore that file to install the windows from USB.
You can use the USB Image Tool to create an image backup file for the USB drive. To make an image using this tool and to restore the backup using the same tool, follow these steps.
Steps To Backup USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
Install the USB Image Tool from any medium you can access. It can support both versions (x86 and x64) of windows (XP, windows 7, windows 8 and Vista).
Now connect the USB to the computer and then RUN the installed program as an administrator. Select the USB you connected then from the drop-down menu select Device Mode. After selecting, click on backup and select a location where you want to save it and click on save and then start the process.
Steps To Restore USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
The first step is to connect the USB to the computer and then begin the software after having a backup of the files stored in the USB.
Now as we are restoring the image backup, we open the Device Mode and then click on RESTORE button and search for the file we saved in the previous section. Open the file and the restoring process will start automatically.
Now you are done, you can access the file you save and use them.