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How to install Windows 10 from a USB stick

How to install Windows 10 from a USB stick

Here’s how to install Windows 10 from a Flashdisk / USB.

If your PC doesn’t have an optical drive, or if you don’t have a Windows 10 bootable DVD, you can use a USB stick to install Windows. Booting Windows 10 from a USB stick is easy enough, you just need to have the right installation files and tools.

USB devices are portable, and compatible with every computer and laptop. Also, it’s faster to install Windows 10 from USB. So, let’s take a look at the easiest method to install Windows 10 from a USB stick.

Install Windows 10 from Flashdisk / USB

Before we share a method for installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 from a bootable USB stick, you need to make sure you have a working Windows 10 ISO File. If you have Windows 10 ISO file then proceed with the steps given below. If you don’t have a Windows 10 ISO file.

Create a Bootable Windows 10 USB

For those who don’t know, Windows 10 Media creation tool is one of the best software for creating bootable USB drives. This is a free Bootable USB creation tool from Microsoft. Make sure to download & install the Windows 10 media creation tool on your computer. Once installed, follow the steps given below.

Step 1.First of all, Download and install Windows 10 Media Creation Tool on your PC. Open the Windows 10 Media creation tool you just installed.1

Step 2. On the first page, you will be given two options. You need to select the option ‘Create installation media (USB Flash drive, DVD or ISO file) for another PC

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Step 3. On the next page, you will be asked to select Language, Edition and Architecture. Choose all accordingly.

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Step 4. Now you will be asked to choose which media to use. Here you need to select the ‘USB flash drive‘ option.

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That’s all, you’re done! Now, wait a few seconds for the bootable Windows 10 USB installer to be created.

Using Another Bootable USB Tool

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Just like the Windows Media Creation tool, there are many other Bootable USB tools available for Windows 10. If you are unable to create a Bootable USB via the Media Creation Tool, you will need to use another tool.

You can use any of them to create a Windows 10 or Linux Bootable USB drive.

Installing Windows 10 With A Bootable USB Drive

Now that you have created a bootable USB Drive, you will need to insert the USB drive into the computer you wish to format. Now restart your computer and access the BIOS or UEFI boot menu. There you need to make sure that the USB device is detected and set as the main boot device.

Now restart your computer again and at startup, you will be asked to press any key to boot from USB. Press any key and you will now see the Windows 10 installation wizard.From there, you will need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows 10 installation process.

So, this is all about how to install Windows 10 from a pendrive. If you have any other doubts regarding this, let us know in the comment box below.

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