Create a Bootable USB for Windows 10: Step-by-Step Guide
Sometimes your PC may face some issues like being unable to turn on or being unable to connect to the internet. At this point, I have to tell you if you are a user of Windows 10, you have a very precious method. In this method, you can create a bootable USB for Windows 10. So you will be able to install or reinstall your Windows 10 to fix your PC that doesn’t work well.
In the following, we describe to you how to create a bootable USB for Windows 10?.
How To Create a Bootable USB For Windows 10?
First of all, you need these items listed below:
- You need a USB drive that at least has 8 GB of free space.
- You need a dependable internet connection.
- You need a 25-character product key.
The first method
1.First of all, you need to download the Media Creation Tool. Double-click on it and run the app. Then choose the USB flash drive.
Wait until the end of the installation.
2.Now you need a USB to connect it to your PC. (Sometimes you may need to format the USB)
3.Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from Microsoft’s website. To download it, you need to hit the Download tool now box.
4. After you have downloaded the app, a file will be shown to you. You need to launch MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe by double-clicking on it. (The file ends with four digits which display your Windows 10 version.)
Then a window will be shown to you in which you need to click on Accept
5. Next, you need to choose the Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC. And then click on the next.
6. In this window, you need to choose the Architecture, Edition, and Language that you desire to use for your bootable USB. You can also click on Use the recommended options for this PC. By checking this option, you can use the same settings for Architecture, Edition, and Language that you are using now on your PC.
If you have doubts about your architecture and you are not sure if you need 32bit or 64bit architecture, from the Architecture’s menu box, choose Both.
7. For the next step, you need to select a USB flash drive and click on next.
8. Now you need to choose the removable drives that you want to use and then click on next. If there is more than one device connected to your PC and you are not sure which one you want to use, you can disconnect the other devices.
9. And at the end, select Finish.
You can check to see if you have created a bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 10 installer on it. To do so, you need to follow these steps:
- Open your File Explorer and checkout your drives. (your drive’s name should be renamed to something like USB-ESD).
2. As soon as you open your drive, you should see the setup.exe file and boot files.
3. Now, whenever you want to install or reinstall Windows 10, you can connect your drive to your PC and reboot it. If you didn’t receive an option to install the Windows, you can double-click on the setup.exe file in your drive. By that, the installation process will start.
There is a point, you should make sure that your PC meets the need of what Windows 10 requires.
The second method
In this method, we use Command Prompt to create a bootable USB flash drive.
- First of all, you need to connect your USB flash drive to your PC.
- From the Start menu, run the Command Prompt as an administrator.
- In an opened window of Command Prompt, you need to type diskpart.
- To specify the USB flash drive number, you need to type list disk, and then hit the Enter key. This command shows you the disks on your PC. You need to remember the drive number.
- Type this command “select disk <x>” on Command Prompt window, and then hit the Enter key. (x is your drive letter or drive number)
- To delete the data from your USB flash drive, type the command, clean and hit the Enter key.
- Now, type create partition primary and select Enter. This command makes a new first partition on the USB flash drive.
- If you want to use that new primary partition, you can type select partition 1, and then hit the Enter key.
- Whenever you want to format that partition, you can type this command format fs=ntfs quick, and hit Enter.
Note: If your server supports UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), you need to format your USB flash drive as NTFS instead of FAT32. To do so, you need to type this command “format fs=fat32 quick” and then hit Enter.
- Now you need to type active and hit enter.
- Then type exit and hit Enter.
In this article, we suggested two methods to create a bootable USB flash drive. Do you know any other methods? Have you ever tried those methods in this article? Which one do you prefer?