Let’s walk you through some simple steps to install Windows 10 from USB. Here we have laid down some simple steps for easy installation of Windows 10 Bootable USB. There is more than one way to create a compatible USB bootable media when you are dealing with a UEFI firmware.
You can use the Microsoft Media Creation Tool to easily copy the Windows 10 installation files onto a removable drive for both BIOS and UEFI firmware. There is also a free third-party app, Rufus where you can create an installation media for the devices use UEFI firmware.
How to Create Windows 10 Bootable USB- Media Creation Tool?
To create a compatible bootable media on UEFI firmware using the system media creation tool is the best option. You need at least 4 GB storage on your computer to be eligible for this process. Insert a USB flash drive and then follow the below steps:
- Open Windows 10 download official page.
- Under the Create Windows 10 installation media option, you can see the Download tool button; you need to click it.
- To launch the utility, double-click on the MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe file
- To agree to the Microsoft terms, click Accept.
- Click on the Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC option and click Next to continue.
- Now select your language, architecture, and edition of Windows 10.
- Now click Next.
- Select USB flash drive. If you don’t see the option, click the Refresh drive list
- Select the removable drive from the list that you would like to use
- Click Next option
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Once you are done with these steps, the wizard will download the Windows 10 installation files, and it will create the Windows 10 Bootable USB compatible for UEFI and BIOS devices.
How to Create a Windows 10 Bootable USB- Rufus?
If the process mentioned above is not working, you can follow this method. You can download the Windows 10 ISO file from a different source and then use a Rufus tool to create an installation media with UEFI firmware support device. Insert the USB drive contains at least 4 GB space with to your computer, and follow the steps given below.
- Open the official Rufus page from your web browser
- Under the Download option, click on the latest release of the tool
- Now do a double-click on the Rufus-x.x.exe file
- Under Device, select the USB drive
- Click Select button under Boot selection
- Browse the folder of Windows 10 ISO file
- Select the image next you have to click on the Open button
- Choose the Standard Windows installation option from image option
- Select GPT from Partition scheme and target system type
- Select UEFI (non-CSM) from Target system
- Now enter a name for the drive under the Volume label option
- Leave the default settings under File system and Cluster size
- Open Show advanced format options select the Quick format and Create extended label and icon files options
- Click Start button
- Finally, click OK
After you are successfully done with these steps, Rufus will create a Windows 10 installation media with support for systems using UEFI. If you still need help with Windows 10 Bootable USB, please drop a comment below.