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How to make a bootable USB drive for Windows 10

Why create a bootable USB in Windows 10?

In most cases, when the Windows 10 operating system crashes and the PC starts to run slowly or even stops working normally, your first step will be to find a solution The program is online. If you are lucky, you can get an effective solution to this problem. If not, the last resort should be to reinstall the operating system from DVD or CD. What if your PC does not have an optical drive or the original installation DVD is no longer available?

In this case, a bootable USB installer is a good choice, which allows you to reinstall Windows 10 from a USB drive. In short, USB memory sticks are portable and compatible with almost all desktop or laptop computers. After all, you can find a USB port on every PC. In addition, installing the operating system from a USB drive is faster than installing the operating system from a DVD or CD. Therefore, more and more users like to have a bootable USB installer on hand.


3 ways to make a bootable USB drive for Windows 10

here For one part, we want to share with you 3 different ways to create a bootable USB flash drive so that you can install the operating system more flexibly. Not much nonsense, let’s get started...

Note: Whichever method you ultimately choose, please make sure you have a copy of the required documents Store it on a USB memory stick because it will be erased during this process. It is recommended to use the free AOMEI backup program for this backup task.

1. Create Windows 10 bootable USB through CMD

First of all, we Will demonstrate how to use the command prompt to make a bootable USB. Download the Windows 10 ISO file from the official website and make sure that the U disk has at least 5GB of free space.

The first step. Press "Win + R" at the same time to open the "Run" dialog box. Type "cmd" and press "Enter".


Step 2. When the command prompt window opens, type "diskpart" and press "Enter" to start the DiskPart.exe tool. Then run the following commands in sequence.

? List disks

? Choose Disk#

? Clean

? Create a primary partition

? Select partition 1

? format fs = ntfs quick (To create a UEFI bootable USB, please use the "format fs = fat32 quick" command to format it as FAT32)

? active


Create a bootable USB cmd

Format the USB flash drive and partition the main After setting as active, type "exit" to close the disk part .exe. Then use File Explorer to copy and paste the entire contents of the Windows ISO to the USB flash drive.


¿ What if the file copy fails?

If the Windows image file exceeds 4 GB and exceeds the file size limit of the FAT32 file system, you will not be able to copy the file to the USB flash drive. Once this happens, please do the following:

1. Copy everything except the Windows image file (sources \ install.wim) to the USB drive (drag and drop or use the following command, where D : Is the installed ISO and F: is the USB flash drive).

robocopy D: F: /s / max: 3800000000

2. Split the Windows image file into small files and copy them to the U disk:

Dism / Split -Image /ImageFile:D:\sources\install.wim / SWMFile: F:\sources\install. swm / File size: 3800

2. Use Win 10 USB can be started with the Windows USB/DVD download tool

Secondly, you can use the Windows USB/DVD download tool. You can create a copy of the ISO file on a USB flash drive as an installer.


The first step. Download the Windows USB/DVD download tool.

Step 2. Run it. In the Source box, type the name and path of the Windows ISO file, or click Browse and select the file in the Open dialog box. Click Next".

DVD USB Download Tool for Windows 7 

Step 1. Select the Iso file

Step 2. Select USB DEVICE to create a copy to the USB flash drive.

Step 3. Select the media type

Step 4. Select your USB drive and click "Start Copy".

Once you are done After that, install Windows by moving to the root folder of the USB drive and double-clicking Setup.exe.


3. Create a bootable USB via MediaCreationTool

Remember that because most users I tend to use MediaCreationTool, here we also explain how to use this tool to create a bootable USB in Windows 10.

Step 1. Download MediaCreationTool and run it.

Step 2. Select "Accept" on the license terms screen.

Step 3. Select "Create installation for another PC Media" and select Next.

Step 4. Choose the language, version, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10.

Step 5, select "U Disk", click " Next step".

Step 6. From the list, then "Next" .

Step 7. When finished, the tool will start to download the latest Windows 10 installation file to your device.

Upon completion, this data will be written to your flash drive and the USB can be booted with the latest Windows 10 configuration.

Further study: Create a bootable USB from a flash drive to run Win 10

The above content introduces how to make a bootable USB device to install the operating system. If you’re doing this to run the Windows 10 operating system on another computer with an older operating system, you can run Windows 10 directly from a bootable USB drive. For this, you can turn to the free partition manager-AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition. It is compatible with all versions of Windows 10/8/7 and Windows XP/Vista. With it, you can create a Windows bootable USB drive with an ISO file. The detailed instructions are as follows:

The first step is to download free software, install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition.

Step 2. Click "All Tools"> "Windows To Go Creator" on the left.

Step 3. Check "Create Windows for computer ToGo Personal" and click "Next".

Step 4. Select "Create Windows To Go from Disk System/ISO" and select the prepared ISO file. Click Next".

Step 5. Choose your prepared USB flash drive And click "Continue".

After completion, you can insert the bootable USB flash drive in On the target computer, change the boot order in the BIOS and boot the PC from it.

If you want to create a USB flash drive with the current operating system installed on your computer, you can upgrade to Professional. This also allows you to run Windows from USB on your Mac.


Summary

EnIn this article, we shared the creation of Bootable USB is used as 3 different ways to install programs, and another way to make a portable bootable USB to run the operating system on any other computer. Choose one according to your specific requirements. If you plan to create a bootable USB to repair the boot problem caused by a corrupted MBR or disk error, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition can also provide you with a lot of help.




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