How to Create a Bootable USB Drive For Windows 10 (Easiest Method)

Creating a bootable USB drive for Windows OS is a very simple and easy process.

You must have an external USB drive to perform a clean Windows installation on your laptop or desktop. A clean Windows installation removes all the programs, settings, files along with viruses, system errors and other system bugs, and improve the system performance. There are some tools available for Windows that can help you to boot your pen drive or another USB driver for Windows 7, 8, or 10. However, this tutorial will show you how to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10 using the best tools.

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Here's how to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10 Using Rufus:

It's an easy and recommended method for all users. With the help of Rufus, which is an open-source small application for Windows that creates bootable USB drives from ISO files. It's supported on Windows XP, Windows 7 or later.

Boot Windows 10 into USB Drive Using Rufus
  1. First, download the Rufus and Windows 10 ISO file from here
  2. Open rufus.exe file on your Windows by allowing administrator access
  3. Once software opened, insert a USB drive such as Pendrive, DVD, etc (at least 8GB space should be left)
  4. It should automatically detect the drive otherwise, you can choose your drive in device menu
  5. After that, select Windows ISO file
  6. Last, click on Start and wait for the complete process of making your USB bootable.
Now you can take the USB drive out of the desktop or laptop and perform a clean Windows installation.

Using Windows Media Creation Tool:

Media Creation tool is an official free Windows software made by Microsoft. Using this software, you can download and install Windows 10 setup file into your USB drive or easily upgrade your PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free. The tool requires a strong 4G internet connection along with more than 5GB internet data to download the Windows setup files. Read the following instructions to know how to use it:

how to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10 Using Windows Media Creation Tool
  1. First, download Windows Media Creation Tool from here
  2. Click and grant the administrator access to open this tool on your Windows laptop or desktop
  3. Once opened, it will take some time to getting things ready and then, accept the license terms
  4. On the next page, you can choose whether you want to upgrade your PC or want to create installation media to your USB flash drive for another PC. For now, choose the second option Create installation media then, click on next
  5. Here you can change the language, architecture, and Windows edition then, click on next
  6. Choose USB flash drive option and click next
  7. Click on refresh drive list after inserting USB drive in your PC then, choose your drive and click on next
  8. Now, the tool will download the Windows 10 ISO (setup) file.
  9. Once the download completed, it will create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10.
Both methods to create a bootable USB drive are pretty easy and simple. However, if you've already downloaded Windows ISO image files then going with the first method would be a wise option.

It's one of some basic things that every Windows user should know. I hope you guys like this tutorial. Follow us on the social media platform for more upcoming tutorials and tech articles.

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