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How to Create Bootable USB for Windows 10?

It is useful to know how to make a Windows 10 bootable USB drive if you are planning to install Windows 10 on your laptop or desktop. Some people, even if they have optical disk drive installed on their devices, sometimes want to use their pen drive or thumb drive to install Windows 10 on their computer. Many new devices such as some ultrabooks, small laptops, and tablets do not have an optical disk drive and it is not possible to install Windows 10 using CDs or DVDs on those devices.

If you want to install Windows 10 from a USB drive, you will first need to create a bootable USB for Windows 10. Since Windows 10 is currently not available for download, we are using the Windows 10 iso file. You can download the Windows 10 iso file from here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO/.

You can see our guide on how to download Windows 10 iso file without Media Creation Tool.

Making bootable USB drive for Windows 10 using your flash drive or pen drive is quite easy and you can achieve it by following the steps shown below in this guide. You will need the Windows 10 iso file and an empty removable USB drive with a capacity of at least 4 GB for 32 bit version of Windows 10, and for 64 bit version of Windows 10, a USB drive with a capacity of 8 GB is recommended in order to store all the installation files.

Note: If you have Universal USB Installer, you can go to the link below.

How to create Windows 10 bootable USB using Universal USB Installer

 

Creating Windows 10 Bootable USB

Download the official Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from Microsoft Store. This tool is available at http://wudt.codeplex.com. It helps to move the contents of the Windows 10 iso file to a USB drive and make it bootable.

Windows USB/DVD Download Tool for Windows 10

 

Now, install and run Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. After the tool has started, you will see the screen as shown below. In the Source file field, select the Windows 10 iso file located on your computer as shown below, then Click Next.

Note: Some Windows 8 and 8.1 computers have problems installing this tool. If you are getting some error while trying to install this tool, you can see our guide on how to create Windows 10 bootable USB flash drive using Universal USB Installer.

Select Windows 10 iso file located on your computer

 

Click on USB device as media type.

Choose USB device as media type

 

Select the USB device which you want to make bootable from the drop-down list and click Begin copying.

Select a USB device from the list

 

Wait while the Windows USB Download Tool creates Windows 10 bootable USB device. This process takes a few minutes.

WUDT is create a Windows 10 Bootable USB

 

After the Windows 10 bootable USB drive is created successfully, you will see the screen as shown below.

Windows 10 Bootable USB has been created

 

Now, you can use Windows 10 bootable USB drive to install Windows 10 on your computer.