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How to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10

There are two or more ways that you can bootable your USB Disk, I will describe 2 best easy way.

  • What you need?
  • Windows installation media. This could be an installation .ISO or DVD USB flash drive with at least 5GB free space. This drive will be formatted, so make sure it doesn't have any important files on it. Technician PC - Windows PC that you'll use to format the USB flash drive Destination PC - A PC that you'll install Windows on

    The first way is to bootable your pendrive using third party software. There are many softwares in the platform but i recommended you to use RUFUS. This is the easy way to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 11 and Windows 10.

  • Download Rufus from here
  • Click and Open rufus.exe
  • Once the user interface of the software opens up, plug-in your USB
  • After that, look for the “Create a bootable USB drive option” and from the drop-down, select an ISO Image
  • Then, click on the button next to the dropdown and select the Windows 10 ISO that you want to install
  • Lastly, click on “Start” and wait for the software to create the bootable USB drive.

That’s pretty much it. You now have a bootable USB drive, just plug it in your device and make sure your BIOS is all setup and you should now be able to easily install Windows 10 using the bootable USB drive that you just created.

    The second best ways to bootable your pendrive/usb using disk management utility CMD (Command Prompt).

Here are some steps and how to do it:

  • First, make sure your USB drive is plugged in
  • Search and open Command Prompt as an administrator
  • Next, you’ll have to open the disk management utility using CMD (Command Prompt) – to do that, type in diskpart and hit enter
  • After that, you will have to display the connected disks that are available – to do that, type in list disk and hit enter
  • Then, you’ll need to select your USB drive – to do that, type select disk # and hit enter – you’ll have to replace the # with your disk number
  • Next, you’ll have to clean the USB drive – to do that, type clean and hit enter
  • Then you’ll need to create a bootable partition – type in create partition primary and hit enter
  • You will now need to select the partition that you just created. To do that, type in select partition 1. After that, type active and hit enter
  • Next, you’ll need to format the USB drive – just type in format fs=fat32 and hit enter
  • You’ll now need to assign your USB drive a letter, to do that, just type in assign
  • Lastly, copy all the Windows 10 files and paste it inside the USB drive. (You can copy the files by extracting an ISO or copy it from a Windows 10 disk).
That’s it! You have just manually created a Windows 10 bootable USB drive and it’s ready to install Windows on your device.

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