How to Create Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive

Microsoft makes it really easy to create Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive using Media Creation Tool is available on its download site. You will find below the steps to Create Bootable Windows 10 USB drive. Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive Create Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive All that is required to Create Bootable Windows 10 USB drive is download the Media Creation Tool is available on Microsoft’s download site and run the tool on your computer.

Also, you will need a USB Flash drive that is totally empty so that it does not conflict with anything. The USB Flash Drive needs to be a minimum of 4 GB capacity for 32-bit version download and 8 GB capacity for 64-bit version download.

The download tool will automatically sense the right version (32-bit or 64-bit) as required for your computer or you can choose the required version or choose both.

How to Create Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive use Windows Media Creation Tool

Steps to Create Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive Follow the steps below to Create a Bootable Windows 10 USB Drive.

1. Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

Open Chrome or any other web browser on your computer and visit Microsoft’s ISO download site or click the link Media Creation Tool

Once you are on the download site, scroll down and click on the Download tool now button under Create Windows 10 Installation media section.

2. Save Windows Media Creation Tool to Computer

On the next screen, click on Save File to download the Media Creation Tool on your computer. 

3. Run Windows Media Creation Tool.

Next, double-click on the downloaded MediaCreationTool.exe File to Run the media creation tool on your computer.

On the next screen, click on Accept to Agree to Microsoft’s Terms and conditions.

4. Create installation media for another PC

Select Create installation media for another PC option and click on Next.

5. Select Windows Language, Architecture and Edition

On the next screen, Windows will automatically select the Language, Edition, and architecture as applicable for your computer. Click on Next to move to the next screen.

Note: If you want to make your own selection, uncheck Use the recommended options for this PC and you will be able to select the 32-bit version, 64-bit version or both versions.

6. Select the USB Flash drive option and click on Next.

Note: The ISO File option allows you to download Windows ISO File on your computer, which you can burn to a DVD later on.

7. Download Windows ISO to USB Flash Drive

On the next screen, select your USB Drive and click on the Next button.

Note: Click on Refresh Drive List link, in case the USB Flash drive is not showing up on this screen.

8. Patiently wait for the Windows Media Creation tool to install the required Windows files to the USB Flash Drive.

Once Windows 10 Media Creation Tool has finished doing its job, you will have a Bootable Windows 10 USB flash drive ready for your use.
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