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How to Install Windows 10 from USB

Did your Windows 10 Operating System crash without any warnings? Looking for ways to reinstall it without having to buy another license?

You don’t need to worry about buying another license if you had a genuine Windows 10 operating system before. Windows 10 can be easily reinstalled with a USB flash drive. All you have to do is create a bootable Windows installation USB drive with a Windows ISO file (usually preferred by people who use the cracked operating system) or from a Windows Setup DVD. 

If you are a genuine Windows 10 user and don’t have a Windows Setup DVD at your disposal (maybe you misplaced it or list it somewhere), you need to head over to Microsoft’s website and download a tool that will allow you to download a fresh Windows 10 setup for free. Click here to download the media creation tool. Bear in mind that you will need the distinct product key that came with the Windows Operating System.

Thing You Will Need to Successfully Install Windows 10 from USB

1) A Windows 10 .iso file or a Setup DVD  

2) Windows 10 unique product key

3) A formatted USB flash drive with 5GB free space

4) A spare PC to format the USB flash drive

5) Your PC where you wish to install Windows 10 again

Here Are the Easy-To-Follow Steps to Install Windows 10 from USB

Step 1: Format the drive and set the partition as active

Windows or even Mac operating system has an inbuilt formatting tool. You don’t need to install a USD formatter tool (some people will recommend it but I feel it is unnecessary). 

Firstly, connect the USB flash drive to your spare PC and open Disk Management. You can use the search bar at the bottom left of the screen to locate it or press Win+R on your keyboard and execute the command diskmgmt.msc via command prompt. 

A new window will open up where you need to select the FAT32 file system and then set the partition as active.

Step 2: Transfer Windows setup to the USB flash drive

Now since you have your USB flash drive plugged in, formatted and ready, you simply need to copy and paste the ISO file or the contents of the Windows 10 Setup DVD in it. Again, even after formatting, make sure there are no other files present in the USB flash drive. The presence of other files will hinder the process of making your USB flash drive bootable.

Step 3: Install Windows 10 on your machine

Pull out the USB flash drive from the spare PC and connect it on the computer (without starting the PC) on which you wish to install Windows 10. Press the start button and before the Windows logo shows up press any of these keys: Esc/F10/F12. Select the option that boots the USB flash drive. There you go! Windows 10 installation will begin from here.

Conclusion

Installing a new Windows 10 operating system on your machine from USB is plain and simple. You don’t need to be a PC technician. However, if you do run into troubles, comment below and let me know what the problem is.

Also Read- Microsoft confirms now you don’t need to ‘safely remove’ USB Flash Drives anymore

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