Steps to Create Bootable USB Drive

Steps to Create Bootable USB Drive

This page offers the best solution for you on how to create a bootable live boot USB drive.

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Jul 05, 2021 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

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When start to create a bootable USB drive, please make sure that your computer can be booted from a USB bootable Drive. We recommend you that insert your USB drive to your computer before opening the burning software. The entire process to create a bootable USB drive only takes 3 steps. Please follow it step-by-step below.

Note: This USB burn software will format your USB. If you have important data on it, please back it up first. Please DO NOT try to click/open/unzip/extract/install the ".ISO" file.

How to Create Bootable USB Drive

  1. Microsoft’s official tool for creating installation media and ISO images with Windows 10 is Media Creation Tool. You can download the latest version here – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
  2. Select Download tool now, and select Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.
  3. If you agree to the license terms, select Accept.
  4. On the What do you want to do? page, select Create installation media for another PC, and then select Next.
  5. Select the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10. 
  6. Select which media you want to use:
    • USB flash drive. Attach a blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space. Any content on the flash drive will be deleted.
    • ISO file. Save an ISO file to your PC, which you can use to create a DVD. After the file is downloaded, you can go to location where the file is saved, or select Open DVD burner, and follow the instructions to burn the file to a DVD. For more info about using an ISO file, see Additional methods for using the ISO file to install Windows 10 section below.
  7. After the installation media is created, follow the steps below to use it.
  8. After completing the steps to install Windows 10, please check that you have all the necessary device drivers installed. To check for updates now, select the Start button, and then go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and select Check for updates. You may also wish to visit your device manufacturer’s support site for any additional drivers that may be needed.

 

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