Windows 11 Bootable Usb Download Free

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Bootable USB is a media that contains everything required to boot Windows. Normally you can use it to start up your computer, whether it's bootable or not, and then clean install a fresh copy of Windows, perform in-place upgrade to Windows 10 from previous version, or troubleshoot a faulty computer.

But sometimes you will find Windows 10 won't boot from USB drive, even no prompt, just like the following case. I'm having problem with my Toshiba L875-S7308 where I cannot boot my USB while in UEFI mode. I've formatted the USB (tried MBR and GPT), and restored the ISO using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. When I try booting from USB, the laptop ignores it and continues booting Windows.

5 fixes to Windows 10/11 not booting from USB

I've tried changing boot order, or manually selecting USB with no positive result. If you happen to be in a similar situation, you could stay for a while to learn more about Windows 10 bootable USB not working and then fix the error with given solutions.

Windows 10/11 boot USB not working - how to save your computer

Windows 10 bootable USB not working issue may be caused by wrong boot mode or file system.

Specifically, most of the old computer models supports Legacy BIOS while the modern computer like Windows 8/10 uses UEFI boot mode.

And usually, BIOS boot mode requires NTFS file system while UEFI (CSM disabled) requires FAT32. There are some other reasons may cause Windows 10 not booting from USB, please refer to the following scenarios:.

Bootable USB is not detected as a boot device. This means your USB stick is either corrupted or unbootable itself, or USB boot is not supported on the computer.

Bootable USB not showing up in BIOS. This may happen because of incrrect boot order.

By default, your computer only boot from the first boot option. Bootable USB not showing up in boot menu.

This is because your USB drive is old USB 1.0 or 2.0, which is not supported by Windows 10. You can't boot from USB in Windows 10, not even select the right boot option.

In this case, the USB drive is likely to be damaged or corrupted. You may receive error message like "no bootable devices found". Now, I'll provide the approaches to check and fix the problem.

How do I know if my USB drive is bootable in Windows 10/11?

The Windows boot USB not working issue could be caused by computer configuration or the USB drive itself. To fix it effectively, the first thing you need do is to check where the problem is coming from. Try this bootable USB on another PC that supports booting from USB.

If it's bootable, this may be a configuration issue of your computer. Similarly, you can use a different USB boot drive on your PC to see if it's bootable.

If yes, then the problem may be caused by your own USB drive. To boot computer from the bootable USB, you can use Windows 10 quick boot menu "Use a device" without changing the startup sequence in the BIOS.