Why do you need a bootable USB? | How to create bootable USB windows 10?
There are lots of possible uses for a bootable USB drive. The most possible uses for a bootable USB drive
- Boot after a PC emergency
- Use a recovery system to repair your PC
- Store an image of the operating system
- Upgrade an old operating system to Windows 10
- “Clean” reinstallation of the operating system
- Use a “portal operating system” on the foreign computer
In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll show you two different ways to create a USB flash drive.
To be clear, both these approaches will only show you how to put Windows 10 onto a USB flash drive.
Windows 10 Media Creation Tool
Windows 10 Rufus Tool
To get the ISO for the official release of Windows 10, head to this Microsoft page and download either the 64 or 32-bit version of the media creation tool.
To install Windows 10 from a USB stick, you need USB drive storage — the minimum size is 4 GB for the 32-bit version and 8 GB for the 64-bit version.
Before proceeding, make sure that your USB flash drive has been formatted.
Creating a bootable USB drive to install an operating system (OS) is pretty easy – here’s how to do it:
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How to create a Windows 10 UEFI boot media using Media Creation Tool
Open Windows 10download page.
Under the “Create Windows 10 installation media” section, click the Download tool now button to save the file on your device.
Double-click the exe file to launch the tool.
Click the Accept button to agree to the Microsoft terms.
Select the Create installation media (a USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC
Click the Next
Clear the Use the recommended options for this PC box (if applicable).
Select the correct language, architecture, and also edition of Windows 10.
Quick tip: Note: Click on Start -> Type System Information -> Find out System Type
Choose 32-bit for X86-based PC
Choose 64-bit for X64-based PC
If you will be installing Windows 10 on multiple devices running 32-bit or 64-bit architecture, then use the “Architecture” drop-down menu and select the Both option.
Click the Next
Select the USB flash drive
Click the Next button
Select the removable drive from the list. but make sure that it doesn’t have any important files as this process will erase everything on it. (If you don’t see the drive, click the Refresh the drive list)
Click the Next
Click the Finish
Once you complete the steps, you can start your computer using UEFI or BIOS with the USB drive to install Windows 10.
How to create a Windows 10 UEFI boot media using Rufus tool
Creating boot media with Windows 10 ISO
To create a bootable media using an existing Windows 10 ISO file, connect a USB flash drive of at least 8GB of space, and use these steps:
Under the “Download” section, click the latest release and save the file on your device.
Double-click the Rufus-x.x.exefile to launch the tool.
Under the “Device” section, select the USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space.
Under the “Boot selection” section, click the Select button on the right side.
Select the Windows 10 ISO file from its folder location.
Click the Open
Use the “Image option” drop-down menu to select the Standard Windows installation
Now Use the “Partition scheme” drop-down menu to select the GPT
Use the “Target System” drop-down menu to select the UEFI (non-CSM)
See Under the “Show Advanced drive properties” section, leave the default settings.
Under the “Volume label” field, enter a descriptive name for the drive — for example, “esd_usb.”
Under the “File system” and “Cluster size” section, leave the default settings.
Click the Show advanced format options
Select the “Quick format” and “Create extended label and icon files” options.
Click the Start
Click the OKbutton to confirm.
Finally, click the Close
After you complete the steps, Rufus will create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 10 with the image that you provided.