Here’s the complete guide to installing Windows 10 from a bootable USB. One of the main advantages of installing a Windows operating system version from a bootable USB is speed, especially compared to the traditional way of installing Windows from a DVD.
While there are plenty of free utilities that help you create a Windows 10 bootable USB with a few mouse clicks, you can also prepare your bootable USB without using third-party utilities. All you need to do is execute a series of commands in the Command Prompt to make your Windows 10 USB bootable.
The method we use to make bootable Windows 10 is USB the same as the method we use for previous versions of Windows operating system. In other words, the procedure is quite similar and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes when done correctly.
Install Windows 10 from USB
When restarting, your computer will boot from the USB, and display the following screen. If you need to see a larger version of any image, click the image.
Select the language to install, time and currency format and keyboard or input method, and click Next . You will see the following screen. Click Install now .
Setup will begin.
You will be presented with the License terms. Accept it and click Next .
You will be asked what kind of installation you want. Do you want to upgrade your current Windows installation and keep files and settings, or you want a custom Windows installation. Since we want to enter a new or clean install , choose Custom Install .
Next, you will be asked the partition where you want to install Windows 10 . Choose your partitions carefully and click Next . If you did not create a partition before, this setup wizard also allows you to create one now.
Windows 10 installation will begin. It will copy the installation files, install features, install updates if any, and eventually clean up the remaining installation files. Once this is done, your computer will reboot.
Upon restart, you will see the following screen.
If you are dual booting it, you will be greeted with the following screen. If Windows 10 is the only operating system on your computer, you can be taken directly to the login screen.
Windows 10 will ask you a few basic questions about your preferences, before completing the installation process and bringing you to the Windows 10 desktop.
When the installation is complete, remember to make changes to the Boot Option settings.