Create Bootable USB Windows 10[ 3 Methods]

If you’re Windows users, then you must know how to create a bootable USB Windows 10 operating system backup on Pendrive/flash drive. With the help of it, you can easily boot Windows 10 into any computer or laptop running on Windows 7 or older versions.

Mainly it’s a backup, In simple terms, you can create a backup of Windows 10 and install it anytime anywhere on a Windows computer.

In this article, we are going to show how you can create a bootable USB Windows 10 without having a hassle. All you’ve to do is complete read this article to know the complete process of creating a portable bootable USB Windows 10. It may come in handy for so many reasons.

What Is Bootable USB?

The Bootable USB is a portable flash drive / Pendrive that contains all the Windows installation files and such as Windows Setup and drivers etc. Moreover, with the help of a bootable USB drive, you can easily install Windows on any computer or laptop.

Things Required To Create Bootable USB Drive

  • The USB Drive with almost 8 GB of free storage space
  • Stable internet connectivity
  • The relevant point to consider

How To Create Bootable USB Windows 10

Generally, there are multiple ways to create a bootable Pendrive with Windows. Such as you can create a bootable flash drive manually which is a way to hard process and even harder to remember the complete process of the installation through USB.

However, there is software that allows Windows users to create bootable USB Windows 10 without having a hassle.

# Method 1: # Use Third-Party Software To Create Bootable USB Drive

Follow the given below steps to know the complete process.

Step 1:

First of all, You’ve to download Rufus Software into your PC. Once the software is downloaded click on the rufus.exe file to launch the software.

Step 2:

Once the software is fully loaded and the user interface of the software is opened. You’ve to pug-in the USB drive into your computer or laptop USB port slot.

Step 3:

Now, search for the option called “Create a Bootable USB Drive “ and from the drop-down menu choose “ISO Image”.

Step 4:

After that, click on the button next to the drop-down menu and choose “Windows  10 ISO” which you want to install on another computer.

Step 5:

Click on the “Start” button and the software will create a Windows 10 IOS image into the USB within a few minutes.

Yeah, that’s all now you bootable a USB Windows 10 flash drive. Now just plug the USB drive into another computer and make sure the BIOS is all set up to install Windows 10 using the bootable drive.

# Method 2: # Use Media Creation Tool To Create Bootable USB Drive

As I already said there are several ways to create a bootable USB, Well you can also use Media Creation Tool to create a bootable. The software is developed by Microsoft and officially used to create a Windows bootable setup.

Follow the below-given steps to know the complete process of creating a bootable drive through the Media Creation Tool.

Step 1:

Firstly, Download Media Creation Tool into your PC and installed it. Click on the MediaCretationTool.exe file (maybe the file located in Download Folder ) and launch the application.

Bootable USB Windows 10

Step 2:

Click on the Accept button in the pop Window. Select the “Create Installation Media “ option and hit the “Next” button.

Step 3:

Choose the required options to create the bootable USB such as Language, Architecture, and Edition.

Note: Make sure you correct options according to your PC. In case you do not know or sure if you’re PC is 32-bit or 64-bit architecture then select both and don’t forget to tick the mark on the “Use the Recommend Option For This PC” option.

Step 4:

Click on the “Next” button. Choose the USB Flash Drive and hit “Next”.

Step 5:

Choose the removable drive that you want to use and again hit the “Next” button. (In case you connected more than 1 Pendrive into your laptop or computer and you don’t which one is to remove then use this step to disconnect the other drive).

The Media Creation Tool will start downloading all Windows 10 setup files to create a bootable USB for Windows 10. You’ve to wait almost until the process is completed. Click on the “Finish” button.

Now you can use the USB Drive to another computer to install Windows 10. All you’ve to do is Plug-in the flash drive into the computer on which you want to install Windows 10. Open the flash drive folder through “My Computer” or “This PC”. Click on the setup.exe and all done.

Method 3 # Manually Create Bootable USB For Windows 10

If you don’t want to use any third-party app or software to create a windows bootable drive. Then this is the method that you’re looking for however it’s a harder one compared to the 1 and 2 methods given above.

Follow the steps that are given below to manually create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10.

Step 1:

Plugin your flash drive into your computer or laptop. Now open Command Prompt from the Start Menu.

Step 2:

Now, In the Command Prompt enter the following command line diskpart. This will open Disk Management Utility. After this check the list of the connected disk to do so enter this command line list disk.

Step 3:

You’ve to choose the USB Drive which you want to make bootable. To do so enter this command line disk#Replace the # with your disk number or name.

Step 4:

Before proceeding further you’ve to make sure the USB drive has enough free space. For you’ve to clean the USB using this command line.


Step 5:

You’ve necessitated creating a bootable partition to enter this command line and hit the enter button.

create partition primary

Step 6:

Now you’ve will require to choose the partition that you’ve recently created. For that, enter this command line and hit enter.

select partition 1 

Step 7:

In the last, you’ve to format your USB Drive to remove all kinds of bugs and malware that may harm the Windows 10 setup files. To do so enter this command line in the command prompt.

format fs=fat32

Step 8:

Lastly, you will have to assign the USB drive using the command prompt. Enter this command line Assign.

Step 9:

Now, copy all the Windows 10 files to the USB Drive (You can copy the files from Windows 10 disk or extract the iOS file).

Well done. You’ve manually created a bootable USB Windows 10 file on the flash drive.

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I hope this information was better in understanding how users can Create a Bootable USB For Windows 10. For more related articles read our Window Guides such as Windows 11 Won’t Boot: Troubleshooting, and you can also read this How to Install Linux in Dual Boot With Windows 10, and many more.