Make a bootable USB drive with the Windows utility program DiskPart
One of the questions that I get asked fairly often is how to create a bootable ISO file for Windows 10.
Although the process used to create installation media for some of the previous Windows versions was cumbersome, Microsoft has simplified the process.
In this article, I will show you two different methods that you can use to create two different types of bootable ISO files.
First, I will show you how to create a Windows 10 installation disk. After that, I am going to show you how to create a bootable Windows PE disk. In both situations, I am going to use the simplest techniques that I can.
Begin the process by going here and clicking on the Download tool now button.
(It’s in the Create Windows 10 installation media section.) When prompted, click the Run button.
This will cause Windows 10 Setup to start.
After a few minutes, you will be asked to accept the license agreement. After doing so, you will be taken to a screen that asks you if you want to upgrade the PC or if you would prefer to create installation media.
You can see what this screen looks like in the screenshot below.
Choose the Create Installation Media (USB Flash Drive, DVD, or ISO File) option and then click Next. At this point, the Setup program will prompt you to specify your language, the Windows edition, and architecture that you want to use.
If you look at the next figure, you can see that there is a checkbox that is selected by default.
If you leave this checkbox selected, then your ISO file will inherit its language, edition, and architecture from the PC on which you are running Setup.
If you want to choose a different set of options, then deselect the checkbox and make your choice. Click Next, and you will be asked if you want to write the installation media to a USB flash drive or if you would prefer to create an ISO file.
Click Next, and you will be prompted for a location in which to save the ISO file.