How to make windows 10 bootable USB in easy steps

Create bootable USB
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How to make bootable Pendrive for Windows 10? There are two common ways to do this.

The first way is to directly use the media creation tool from Microsoft in which case all you would need is a USB stick 8 GB or larger and an internet connection the faster the better.

Else you can use a third-party application to make a Windows 10 bootable USB. 

To create a bootable USB, We'll need to download the ISO file of Windows 10. In this article, I will show you how to download certain ISO files & of course the Third-party tool which we will be used to create a bootable USB.

Windows 10 USB bootable software free download (Pre-requisites):

Third-party Windows 10 bootable USB tool - Rufus


Windows 10 ISO ( Media creation tool ) - ISO File

Create Bootable USB using Windows 10 media creation tool : 

Okay so for the first method, I will be using the Microsoft media creation tool you can get that directly from the Microsoft website or I have provided a direct link.

The Windows 10 media creation tool will download shortly it's just about 80 MB in size.

Windows 10 bootable USB tool

  1. Using the Microsoft Media creation tool, You have to download the Windows 10 ISO file.
  2. After that, the dialog box will appear. There will be two options. 'Upgrade this PC' and other is 'Create installation media(USB flash drives, DVDs or ISO files for another PC)'.
  3. Select the second option which is Create installation media(USB flash drives, DVDs, or ISO files for another PC).
  4. Take Backup before using for Bootable because the Media creation tool will format the USB after creating bootable windows else use Blank USB to make bootable USB.
  5. After that in the Windows media creation tool dialog box, select You Windows Language, Edition, and Architecture which you wish to download and just click on Next.
  6. Then select the USB Flash drive, press Next & done!!

now we've successfully completed a media creation process for Windows 10 installation.

you should have this page saying your USB flash drive is ready you can also go to your computer folder to verify that your USB now has the installation files and is configured as bootable.

It should look something like this so now we are ready to install Windows 10 offline using this USB flash drive.

Also read: FIX: Windows 10 - error code 0xc0000098, 0xc0000034 & 0xc000014c

Create a bootable USB using Rufus:

The second method is to use a third-party application to create your Windows 10 bootable USB. Here I'll be using Rufus but before downloading are running Rufus. 

Here I'll be using Rufus but before downloading are running Rufus. You need to have your Windows 10 ISO file saved somewhere on your computer if you are yet to download it.

Rufus Windows 10 bootable USB

  1. First of all, download the ISO file using the Media Creation Tool by selecting the ISO file as shown in the picture. 
  2. Download Rufus, then connect USB to PC.
  3. In Rufus, select the USB drive of USB.
  4. ISO file from the SELECT button. First, check your Disk partition, is it MBR or GPT. To check Disk Partition you need to search Disk management and open it. Now Right-click to Disk 0. After that, navigate to volumes and check whether it is GPT or MBR and select accordingly.
  5. Finally, press Start & wait for it to complete. Boom! you have successfully created a bootable USB using an ISO file.

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My words on how to make bootable Pendrive for Windows 10 ...

Now when completed it should say ready here and then you can close Rufus and eject your USB flash drive from with that you have a Windows 10 bootable USB drive ready to install Windows 10 on other computers.

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