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17 August 2015

How to Install Windows 10 from USB using these Tools

Update this post has been updated with the latest windows 10 official download links and another tool called Rufus has been mentioned below to create bootable USB drive for windows 10 OS.

Come-on guys cheer up Windows 10 is going to be released in 2015 but its technical preview is up officially by Microsoft and its available for free to download. Well the problem people usually face is that some of them do not have a CD/DVD reader or writer hence they face problems installing windows on their system.

Well today I will be showing you how you can easily install windows from USB, yes now you do not need to burn any CD/DVD but straight away you can install windows using any USB drive, the best part its GREEN and after your windows installation is completed you can format the USB drive again and then refill it up with your own personal stuff, maybe some Beatles Music would be your first choice.

Also check out: How to Boot Multiple Operating Systems from Single USB

So now earlier Microsoft provided a USB tool for windows 7 that could be used to install windows from USB and till now there is not official tool released, but its been checked that that tool works great, so we will be suing that same tool to install windows 10 from USB drive. So lets get started.

How to Create Bootable USB Drive for Windows

So now lets download the tool and see all the steps that you need to take in order to install windows 10 from USB.
  1. Download Windows 10 Technical Preview .ISO Files.
  2. Now you need to download the USB/DVD Download Tool from codeplex its free.
  3. After you have downloaded the tool, simply insert your USB Drive that you want to use as your windows 10 files holder.
  4. Now open up the USB/DVD Download Tool and then select the USB Drive, then choose the valid .ISO File.
    usb dvd download tool
  5. Now press Begin copying and it will start creating your Bootable USB Drive.

Now you USB Drive will be ready to be used to install windows onto your system, restart your system and press the F12 or F8 key rapidly, till it shows you the boot menu, choose your USB Drive from that menu and voila, your USB will start loading all the windows files.

Installing Windows 10 via USB using RUFUS Tool

Yes this is another tool that I want to mention that can help you in installing your windows 10 using USB, this tool comes with many advanced features that can help you create any .ISO file bootable using USB Drive.

  1. Download the Rufus Tool form their official website.

    rufus tool windows
  2. Now after downloading this tool you need to open it up and make sure you are having valid Windows 10 .ISO image that you can download using the official media creation tool released by Microsoft.
  3. Now plug in your blank USB Drive (make sure its size is 4GB+)
  4. This tool will automatically detect the USB, in case it does not, just select it from drop down menu.
  5. Now under partition scheme and target it should be: MBR Partition Scheme for BIOS OR UEFU-CSM.
  6. Next you need to choose ISO Image option from the Create a Bootable Disk option, and then click that CD icon and navigate to your .ISO image and choose your file.
  7. That’s it now press on Start and your conversion will start and your .ISO image will get pumped in to your USB Drive.

Its going to take few minutes depending on the size and speed of your system. Wait for that time closing few application as now your OS is going to be revamped with this badass new operating system. You can also check few more Windows 10 Tweaks that are updated everyday with awesome stuff, maybe you can be sure in customizing it with more awesome features after you install it.

Enjoy installing windows 10 technical preview onto your system. Well if you face any problem do comment below. Peace!