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How to make a Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

How to make a Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

In this article, I am going to show you how to make a Windows 10 bootable USB drive so you can install Windows on your laptops, desktops, and single-board computers like Lattepanda alpha, and also you can use that USB for your normal works.

Download the Microsoft creation tool

log in to any computer nearby you then download the Microsoft creation tool and Rufus 3.5 from their websites. Now run the Microsoft creation tool.

1. Here you have to click on accept.

2. Now select the second option create installation media and hit next.

3. Now here you can change your language version and architecture if you are happy with the recommended settings click > Next.

4. The first option is to write the windows file directly to the USB. select the second option to download the Windows ISO so you can make another bootable USB in the future you don't have to download it again.

How to make a Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

5. The setup is asking for the download destination so my path is desktop and also you can rename the ISO file. Once you done > click on the Save button.

6. Now Windows 10 is downloading on your PC. And it will take some time to download the ISO on your desktop depending on your internet speed. once the downloading completes you will get the ISO file on your desktop. now click on the finish button.

7. Now our Windows 10 Pro 64-bit ISO file is ready which we have downloaded just now and the size of the file is 3.69 gigabytes.

8. Now plug the USB Drive into your computer which you want to make bootable make sure your USB Drive is empty because it's going to be formatted.

9. Open the Rufus and here you can see my USB Drive is already selected for safety purposes it only selects the USB Drive so there is not any risk to lose your hard drive data. now guys here you have to select the ISO file which you have downloaded just browse it and double click on it.

10. Label your USB Drive I am doing Windows 10. Now in the file system select the NTFS because if you do with the fat32 you are not able to copy the files which is larger than 4 gigabytes. If you try to copy the files in your fat32 USB Drive you will get a dialog box saying the file is too large for the current destination file system.

So make sure the NTFS is selected then select the start button to start the process.

You will get a warning pop-up saying ''all files will be destroyed in this USB Drive'' click OK to continue.

How to make a Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

Now, this process will take few minutes depending on your hardware I'm using SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 which is a fast USB drive.

The bootable USB Drive is ready.
Close this dialog box and close the Rufus.
Your bootable USB drive with the windows 10 label.

How to make a Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

Now the next thing you can do you can hide the windows files just select all and right-click on it go to properties and check the hidden box. Now here select the first option and click OK. now you can use your USB Drive for your regular work.

How to make a Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

Let me show you guys there is lots of free space available on my USB drive.

How to make a Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

And now you can also copy the larger files on your drive so now eject your USB Drive so we created a Windows 10 bootable USB Drive.

1. Now all you have to do is just plug it into your laptop.
2. Then press the power button. Then quickly press the boot menu key of your laptop mine is fn + f12.

  • Lenovo: fn+f12
  • Asus Laptop: Esc
  • Asus Desktop: f8
  • HP Laptop: f9
  • Dell Laptop: f12
  • Acer: ALT + F2
  • Toshiba: F12

3. So we are on the boot menu in the boot menu all you have to do just select your USB Drive and hit enter.

Now the Windows 10 is booting from the USB Drive and here is the setup of Windows 10.

How to make a Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

Now you can follow the instruction and continue. so that was my article on a bootable USB Drive. I hope you found this helpful. Let me know in the comments below and also share this article.

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