Whether you want to install a clean copy of Windows 10 on a new PC or need to reinstall Windows 10 to repair system errors, you would need a bootable USB installation drive.
Windows 10 provides a facility to create bootable installation media using a USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file. However, most modern computers or laptops no longer have CD/DVD drives. A USB, however, is compatible with every PC and laptop, and you can easily turn it into a bootable installation drive.
Hence, a lot of users ask for a way to install Windows 10 from USB. Read this article to know how to install Windows 10 from USB drive. We've mentioned all that you need for Windows 10 installation. Let's get started! USB drive is a portable device. It is compatible with every PC and laptop. Even if your system does not have a CD/DVD drive, it will still have a USB port.
You can easily make a USB drive bootable, and install Windows 10 without any hassle. There are a few steps you need to follow to install Windows 10 from USB drive. Let's get started with all you need to have:. A new or formatted USB flash drive of size minimum 5GB.
Source A: Working Windows PC to format the USB flash drive.
Destination PC – PC on which you'll install Windows 10 OS.
You need to have a new or formatted USB drive to create a bootable media install Windows 10 from USB.
If you don't have a new USB drive, you can format the available drive with FAT32/NTFS/Re File System.
Now, follow the given steps:. Connect the USB drive to source PC. Press Windows + X and choose to open Disk Management. Right-click on the USB drive partition and click Format. Choose the FAT32 file system to be able to boot with UEFI support.
Next, right-click on the drive partition and select 'Mark Partition as Active.' Image 1: Mark USB drive partition as Active. You need to create the bootable media to boot your system and install Windows 10 from USB drive.
Follow the given instructions to build the bootable media using the Media Creation Tool:.
Open Microsoft Download Windows 10 page and navigate to 'Download tool now.' Image 2: Go to Microsoft Download Windows 10 page.
The media creation tool exe file will be downloaded. Open that file to run Windows 10 Setup and click Accept. Image 3: Accept the Microsoft software license and Microsoft Media Creation tool.
Next, select Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file)for another PC > Next. Image 4: Choose 'Create installation media’. Select language, architecture, and edition and click Next. Image 5: Choose language, architecture, and edition.