If your PC doesn’t have an optical drive, or if don’t have a Windows 10 bootable DVD, then you can utilize your USB stick to install Windows. Booting Windows 10 from a USB stick is pretty easy, you just need to have proper installation files and tools.
USB devices are portable, and they are compatible with every computer and laptop. Also, it’s quicker to install Windows 10 from a USB. So, let’s check out the easiest method to install Windows 10 From Pendrive/USB.
Install Windows 10 From Pendrive/USB
Before we share the methods to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 from a bootable USB stick, you need to make sure that you have a working Windows 10 ISO File. If you have a Windows 10 ISO file, then proceed with the steps given below. If you don’t have Windows 10 ISO file, then you can grab a copy from here:
Create Bootable Windows 10 USB
For those who don’t know, Windows 10 Media creation tool is one of the best software to create a bootable USB drive. It’s a free Bootable USB creation tool from Microsoft. Make sure to download & install the Windows 10 media creation tool on your computer. Once installed, follow the steps given below.
Step 1. First of all, Download and install the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool on your PC. Open the Windows 10 Media creation tool which you have just installed.
Step 2. On the first page, you will be provided with two options. You need to select the option ‘Create installation media (USB Flash drive, DVD or ISO file) for another PC’
Step 3. On the next page, you will be asked to select the Language, Edition, and Architecture. Select everything accordingly.
Step 4. Now you will be asked to choose which media to use. Here you need to select the option ‘USB flash drive’
That’s it, you are done! Now, wait for a few seconds until the bootable USB Windows 10 installer is created.
Using Other Bootable USB Tools
Just like the Windows Media Creation tool, there are plenty of other Bootable USB tools available for Windows 10. If you are unable to create a Bootable USB via the Media Creation Tool, then you need to use the other tools.
On Techviral, we have already shared an article in which we have listed some of the best free Bootable USB tools for Windows 10. You can use any of them to create Windows 10 or Linux Bootable USB drive.
Installing Windows 10 With Bootable USB Drive
Now that you have created a bootable USB Drive, you need to insert the USB drive to the computer which you want to format. Now restart your computer and access the BIOS or UEFI boot menu. There you need to ensure that the USB device is detected and set as the main boot device.
Now restart your computer again and on the startup, you will be asked to press any key to boot from USB. Press any key and you will now see the Windows 10 installation wizard. From there, you need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows 10 installation process.
So, this is everything about how to install Windows 10 From Pendrive. If you have any other doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.