How to Create Bootable USB Flash Drive for Windows 10

Windows 10 ever since the launch is being downloaded and installed by users in droves. There is no stopping Windows 10 juggernaut, as latest downloaded number seem to suggest with over 200 million copies of the latest OS from Microsoft already installed in the span of just 8 months. Microsoft offered free Windows 10 upgrades to genuine Windows 7 & Windows 8 users last year without needing to install it from any external source such as DVD or USB flash drive. If your free upgraded Windows 10 copy or pre-installed copy on new PC has gone defective then this is where it becomes all the more important to have bootable Windows 10 USB flash drive that you can keep with you all the time and reinstall Windows right there and then in case of malfunc tion.

With the help of Microsoft’s latest media creation tool you will be able to create bootable USB flash drive to install or reinstall Windows 10. Here is the the guide using which you can create bootable Windows 10 OS version on USB drive for clean Windows 10 install on PCs and laptops. Make sure USB flash drive is fully formatted with minimum 4GB space available, though, we recommend the use of completely empty USB flash drive for this method to avoid already saved items from being overwritten.

How to create bootable USB flash drive for Windows 10 fresh install:

1 – Begin by downloading latest Windows 10 media creation tool for 32-bit PC or 64-bit PC.

2 – After downloading, open media creation tool. On main ‘what do you want to do?’ screen, choose create installation media for another PC option and click next.

3 – Now set Windows 10 language, edition & architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) preference from relevant fields and hit next button.

4 – Connect USB Flash drive into the PC or laptop’s USB port.

5 – On media creation tool’s Windows 10 setup window, check USB flash drive option and click the next button.

6 – Select USB drive. Next downloading of files from Windows media creation tool to the flash drive will start in order to create bootable USB flash drive.

7 – When the download process is complete, click the Finish button.

8 – All done. Use newly created bootbale USB flash drive to install a fresh Windows 10 copy from PC’s boot menu. Entering boot menu is different for different PCs, check manufacturer’s user guide for it.

9 – Or on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 technical preview versions, just open USB flash drive and double-click setup.exe file to begin clean install.

With bootable USB flash drive you can now fresh install Windows 10 whenever required.

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