How to Create a Bootable USB Drive for Windows 10

This guide explains how you can create a bootable usb drive for Windows 10. Step by Step instructions for installing Windows 10 by USB drive / Pen drive.

The overall process of creating installation media for Windows 10 by burning out disk was quite easy. You just need to download an ISO of Windows 10 & burn it to CD/DVD. But when we try to create installation media for Windows 10 by using USB Drives / Pen Drives it becomes a bit cumbersome process. If you thinking you could simply copy files of operating system to your usb drive (just like we do for movies, music, documents etc. copying), then you might be wrong. It will not initiate installation process even though you have all the required files on your usb disk. You are required to create bootable USB drive partition data. The whole process basically tends to cleanse your USB drive or Pen drive.

Create Bootable USB Drive for Windows 10:

When it comes to the Windows upgrade, the basic problem faced by people is how to create a bootable USB drive. From this article you could easily mitigate away this problem as you will learn with step by step instructions to install windows 10 using bootable USB disk. Let’s quickly check out this easy guide on creating bootable USB disk for Windows 10

Note:- Earlier we have also shared article on windows 10 keyboard shortcut keys to work faster & efficiently on this version of operating system by Microsoft.

The basic minimum requirements for making a bootable USB Disk for Windows 10 is that only a USB drive having a space of more than 4 GB could be used and provided it is free from virus intrusions.

We recommend using USB 3.0 drive as they are relatively far quick & faster then USB 2.0. Using USB 2.0 will also work but it will be a time consuming process as number of files are large & USB 2.0 has slow processing attribute then USB 3.0 drives.

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Microsoft Windows 10 comes with their own tool for this process. So, we are using Microsoft’s own Windows USB/DVD download tool to create installation media for installing Windows from it. Lets start with the steps for making a USB bootable for Windows 10:

Step 1: Download the Media Creation Tool

System Information

Before downloading the Media Creation File, you should also know about the operating system whether it is a 32 bit system or a 64 bit system which you could easily see by right click on the My Computer Icon and go to Properties. The links are provided to download the Media Creation File that will run on your operating system.

For 32-Bit: Download Here

For 64-Bit: Download Here

Step 2: Launch the Media Creation File you have downloaded:

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The second step is to run or launch the downloaded media creation file on your system after installing it.

The System asks you “What do you want to do?” and provides you with two options, go to the second option of “Create installation media for another PC” and then Click “Next”.

Step 3: Selecting the Language, Architecture and Edition

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When you click next in the previous step, the next step in creating a bootable USB drive for Windows 10 is to decide about the language, edition of the Windows and its architecture. This step depends upon the windows you have already been using. There are options of Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home Single Language and there is also the Chinese Edition of Windows 10 as well that you can select in the edition of the Windows.

  • If you are working with the basic Home Edition of the windows whether Windows 7 or Windows 8, so you could choose Windows 10 Home Edition.
  • If you are working with the Pro Edition of the Windows, so you have the option of choosing Windows 10 Pro Edition,
  • You could also choose the Single Language Edition if you are already on the Single Language Edition of the previous Window Editions.

You could choose the language you want to operate in from the options available and the Architecture is your System Type whether 32-bit or 64-bit.

Step 4: Choosing the Media

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The most important step in creating a Flash Drive Bootable for Windows 10 is choosing the device to make bootable which is obviously USB. Choose USB flash drive.

Step 5: What to Keep

The last and final step to is what to keep in your system or nothing.

After all this is done, the PC will restart and the installation of Windows 10 starts in your PC. If it does not happen than remove the USB device and restart your PC again.

Hope this article was of help to you and had guided you in an appropriate way in making a Bootable USB Disk for Windows 10. Don’t forget to add your comments in the discussion section below.

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