August 21, 2018 0

How to create bootable USB drive with windows 10

How to create bootable USB drive with windows 10

There are various methods on how to create bootable USB drive with windows 10. This guide will walk you through two methods on how to create bootable USB drive with windows 10.

Method 1: How to create bootable USB drive with windows 10 using powerISO.

PowerISO is a powerful CD / DVD / BD image file processing tool for computers running Windows operating system, which allows you to open, extract, burn, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount ISO files with an internal virtual drive. You can download a copy at http://www.poweriso.com/download.php and then follow the following steps.

#how to create bootable USB drive with Windows 10: Step 1 

After installing powerISO, right click on the program and run as administrator. If you have downloaded a free copy, wait for some seconds and then close the popped up window to remain with the main poweriso window.

how to create bootable usb drive with windows 10 using powerISO

#how to create bootable USB drive with Windows 10: Step 2

Next, you will have to create an image file windows 7 that will be loaded on the USB drive in case you don’t have the image yet.

Click the “New” button on toolbar or choose the “File > New > Data CD / DVD Image” menu.

Click on the “Add” button on the toolbar to add the folder containing windows files. You can also directly drag the folder from Windows Explorer to the PowerISO window.

how to create an image file with powerISO

Click on the “Save” button on the toolbar, or click on the “File > Save As…” menu.

Save the image with a “.iso” extension

Saving the image file

#how to create bootable USB drive with Windows 10: Step 3

Click on tools in the top left corner of the windows. From the options menu that pops up, select create bootable USB drive…

create bootable usb windows 7

#how to create bootable USB drive with Windows 10: Step 4

In the next window, locate the image file you just created and also locate the preferred USB drive. Leave the default settings and click on start to start the process. It may take several minutes depending on the image size and the computer specifications.

how to create bootable usb drive with windows 10

Method 2: How to create bootable USB drive with windows 10 using Rufus.

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pen drives, memory sticks, etc.

You can get a copy from https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Creating a bootable USB drive with Rufus is quite basic since it requires an image file made already. Therefore if you don’t have an image file created already, Begin by creating the image in powerISO using the steps described above.

  1. Open your installing Rufus program
  2. Locate the USB drive intended.
  3. Locate the windows image file.
  4. And then start the process. It will take several minutes depending on the image size and the computer specifications.

how to create bootable usb drive with windows 10

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