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How to install Windows 10 from USB Drive

How to create a Windows 10 bootable media using Media Creation Tool

If you’re planning to upgrade or install a fresh copy of Windows 10 on a PC, you can use the Media Creation Tool to create a compatible bootable media. Just insert a USB flash drive with at least 4GB of storage to your computer, and then follow these steps:

  1. Open the official Download Windows 10 web page.
  2. Under “Create Windows 10 installation media,” click the Download tool now button.
  3. Double-click the MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe file to launch the utility.
  4. Click the Accept button to agree to the Microsoft terms.
  5. Select the Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC option.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Select the correct language, architecture, and edition of Windows 10 if the default selection doesn’t reflect the desired options.Quick Tip: Under “Architecture,” you can select the Both option to create a bootable media that will work for devices using 64-bit and 32-bit processors.
  8. Click the Next button.
  9. Select the USB flash drive option. (If you don’t see the drive, click the Refresh drive list option.)
  10. Click the Next button.
  11. Select the removable drive you want to use from the list.
  12. Click the Next button.

Once you complete these steps, the wizard will download the Windows 10 installation files, and it’ll create the bootable media compatible with devices using UEFI as well as legacy BIOS.
Now, just setup your USB drive as the boot device, boot from it and install Windows.


  1. Ponnuru Anjaneyulu


  2. Too good thank u so much very informative

  3. Prabahar L

    I am an advocate . I dont know ABCD of computer. I have successfully installed by following the steps. Product key also activated


  4. Dheerandra Kamath

    Thanks for this easy steps! I was able to create bootable USB drive. Keep up the good work!!

  5. Rajkumar Vishwakarma

    Excellent notes indeed.

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