How to Create Windows 10 USB Bootable Drive

We tend to spend a lot of time on Windows, right? It is like our second home, a go-to place which we use for accomplishing all our day-to-day tasks. But with time and prolonged usage, our Windows start performing annoyingly slow for a lot of reasons. So, what can you do to fix this? Well, one of the best solutions is to install a fresh copy of Windows with the help of a bootable USB stick so that you can get the latest version of Windows on your PC within no time.

Windows 10 USB Bootable
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Wondering how to create Windows 10 bootable USB drive? Well, the process to install Windows 10 from USS is pretty simple. In this post, we will be learning all about Windows 10 bootable USB to install a new version of Windows on your PC, laptop or any other device.

Let’s get started.

Why Using A USB Bootable Drive Is the Right Option?

To install a fresh copy of Windows, you definitely need a bootable USB stick. So, what is a bootable USB drive? Well, it’s no rocket science to understand this. A Bootable USB drive is just your regular Pen drive which you take in use. But to install Windows, one needs to convert this USB drive into a bootable format to proceed with the process of Windows installation.

Also, using a USB bootable drive rather than a CD/DVD is always the right call because first,

  • USB pen drives are portable, handy and easy to use.
  • USB stick offers universal support and almost all desktop and laptop devices include a USB port.
  • There are minimum chances of Windows installation process to get interrupted when you’re using a USB flash drive as its must faster and easier to read, compared to a CD or DVD.

Also Read: How To Transfer Windows 10 License To Another Hard Drive Or New Computer?

So, let’s understand how to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive in quick steps.

How to Create a Windows 10 USB Bootable Drive?

So, before you begin Windows installation make sure that you insert the USB drive in the respective device.

Next, head on to this link to install Windows 10 installation media tool, from Microsoft’s official website. Tap on “Download Tool” button to begin the installation of this Windows 10 bootable USB tool.

Create Windows 10 Installation media

Within a few minutes, the tool will successfully be installed on your system. Tap on the “Accept” button when prompted.

Now, you will see two options on the screen. One is “Upgrade this PC now” and other is “Create Installation Media”. Pick the second option as we’re going with Windows 10 bootable USB option and then hit on “Next”.

Create installation media

On the next page, you will be asked to select your preferred language, Windows Edition and architecture. Fill up all these options and also don’t forget to check on “Use the recommended options for this PC”. Tap on “Next” to proceed further.

Select language

Now, here comes the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Windows will prompt you to choose which media you need for installation. Tap on the “USB drive” option without thinking twice.

Create installation media

Well, now sit back and relax till Windows gets done with its job and create Windows 10 bootable drive for installation. Also, make sure you’re connected to a fast Internet connection during this process as a lot of gigabytes need to be transferred to your USB stick.

What Next?

So, now as you’ve successfully converted your USB stick into a Bootable drive, you’re all set to proceed with Windows installation. Remove the USB drive from the port and insert it into the system on which you need to install a fresh copy of Windows.

Turn the Power ON so that Windows can read and detect the bootable USB drive. In case, Windows is unable to detect the bootable USB drive, you might need to make a quick little change in the BIOS settings. When you reboot your system, head on to BIOS boot menu and make sure that you select the USB drive option as a main boot device and then you’re good to go!

Windows setup

Now, Windows will read your USB bootable drive and begin the installation in a few seconds. Follow the on-screen instructions, be patient until Windows 10 is successfully installed on your device.

Also Read: 10 Best USB Port Blocker Software

Things to Remember…

Make sure you’re using an 8-GB or higher sized USB drive for this process. Also, ensure that you’re connected to the Internet while Windows 10 USB bootable drive is being prepared so that the process is not interrupted due to any reason.

So folks, this was our quick guide on how to create Windows 10 USB bootable drive to install a fresh copy of Windows version on your system. We hope these steps will guide you through the process to install Windows 10 from USB. Have any other queries on mind? Feel free to hit the comment box!


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    Abdolreza Bakhsha
    I always wanted to do this with the cmd Command Prompt command line. Because I know the most scientific way to deal with Windows operating system is cmd.

    5 years ago
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      Srishti Sisodia
      Hi Abdolreza, Thank you for your comment. Glad that we could be of any help. For more updates and information related to technology, please subscribe to our Newsletter.

      5 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    It’s easy to get intimidated when you hear terms like “bootable USB” or “media creation tool” being thrown around, but don’t let it. Creating a Windows 10 bootable USB drive is a fairly simple process and something you should definitely do if you own a Windows computer. The backup drive can save you both time and a headache if you ever need to reinstall Windows. And if you’re building a gaming PC, this is one of the last things you’ll need to finalize your build.

    4 years ago

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