The Windows 10 is one of the best-operating systems from the Microsoft. The Windows 10 is the only operating system that runs with the UEFI support. If you are using a computer with UEFI [ Unified Extensible Firmware Interface] mode, then you have to take care of creating the installation media with the appropriate firmware version. If you want to install windows 10 from USB, then you should create an installation USB for UEFI supported computers and not Legacy BIOS supported computers.
In this post, you’ll learn how to create windows 10 bootable USB and how to install Windows 10 from USB drive that you created within minutes. Just follow the mentioned methods and steps correctly, and you’ll be able to use Windows 10 on your computer.
How to Install Windows 10 from USB with UEFI
Many people want to Dual-Boot their computer and want Windows 10 as their secondary operating system. As a long time Linux user, I wanted to see how Windows 10 is and wanted Windows 10 USB install as a secondary OS. But, the Legacy BIOS and UEFI conflicts came, and I was unable to install the OS. So, I followed the methods mentioned below, and now I am writing this post from Windows 10 computer. Here are some methods to create Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive with UEFI support, so you can install the OS easily with this installation Media.
Method 1: Use Rufus to Create Bootable USB Windows 10
The Rufus is one of the most popular software programs to create bootable USB drive for almost any operating system. We can use the same software and create windows 10 bootable USB to install windows 10 with UEFI support. Here are the steps to create a Windows 10 Installation USB with the help of Rufus.
- First of all, download the Rufus from its official site. Here is the link to download Rufus. [ https://rufus.akeo.ie ]
- Now, download the Windows 10 ISO file from the Official site. You need a Valid license to download Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft’s Website.
- Connect the Blank USB drive with a capacity of More than 8GB to your computer and then launch the Rufus software program.
- In the Rufus, you’ll see the connected USB Drive automatically selected in the software. In the “Boot Selection” option, click on Browse and select the downloaded Windows 10 ISO file.
- Now comes the main part. Make sure the “Partition Scheme and Target System Type” option are set to “GPT partition Scheme for UEFI”.
- Also, don’t change the “File System” option to anything. Let the Rufus choose the File System according to the Selected ISO file.
- After checking all these options, click on “Start” button to proceed with the creation of bootable USB so the Windows 10 USB install is possible.
- The Rufus will show you a warning before starting to create the USB drive. Accept the warning and you are ready to go.
That’s it! After completion of Data writing process on the USB Drive, your Windows 10 Bootable USB is ready for installation on UEFI enabled computers. This is a little tricky way as you have to download the Windows 10 ISO file on your PC by yourselves. But, the Rufus program is used to create just Bootable USB drives for most of the operating systems like the Windows Xp, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and almost all of the Linux based Operating System.
Method 2: Use Windows 10 USB Tool
The Microsoft has created a Windows 10 USB tool, which is the best and easy to use tool for making Bootable USB drives. You can make use of this wonderful Windows 10 USB tool to create Windows 10 Bootable USB with UEFI support.
- First of all, download the Windows 10 USB Tool from the Official site. Here is the link to download the tool. [ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool ]
- Now, run the USB Tool for Windows 10 and accept the terms and conditions.
- It’s time to connect your USB Drive to the computer and then select “Create installation Media for Another PC” option and click “Next”.
- After clicking “Next”, you’ll see the options to choose “Language”, “Edition”, and the “Architecture”. Select the appropriate options and click “Next”.
- Now, click on “USB Flash Drive” and click “Next”. Then select the connected USB drive and click “Next” to start the Installation process.
- The USB tool will download the Windows 10 from the official servers and then immediately create a bootable drive. The process will take more than a few minutes, so just have some patience.
That’s it! You’ve successfully created a Bootable Windows 10 USB drive. Now, plug it in the computer and start installing your favorite operating system.
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Step-By-Step Procedure for windows 10 install with a USB drive
- First of all, Turn off your computer and Enter into BIOS configuration mode. You can do it by pressing “F2”, “F10, “F12”, “DEL”, or”ESC” keys continuously on the keyboard to open BIOS Configuration menu.
- Go to the “Boot” section in BIOS Configuration and choose “UEFI” mode if not already selected. Also, select the “USB Drive” as your preferred Boot Drive and Save Settings and exit.
- Now, connect the Bootable USB Drive you’ve created and Restart the Computer. The Computer will start booting from Windows 10 USB drive that you’ve connected.
- Once the setup is loaded, Follow the on-screen procedures. You’ll be asked to choose the Language, Time Format, Location Where you want to Install Windows and many others. Follow the onscreen instructions and you are ready to roll.
That is how you create bootable USB and install windows 10 from USB on UEFI supported computers. Most of the people are having the Windows 10 Installation Media that is made for the UEFI mode, so they are not able to install the OS on their LEGACY/BIOS supported computers. That’s why changing to UEFI mode of supported computers and then install Windows 10 from USB is the best option.
I hope you’ve learned how to create bootable USB of Windows 10 with the help of Rufus or the Windows 10 USB tool. Just follow the steps mentioned above, and you are ready to install the operating system on your computer.