How to Install Windows 10 from USB (Easy Guide)

Are you looking to run Windows 10 on your PC? If you need to have Windows 10, you can run or install Windows 10 directly through a USB/flash drive.

For installation Windows 10, you need to have a USB drive with a minimum space of 16 GB, but as prefer is 32 GB.

In a flashback, Microsoft once offered a service which is called Windows To Go. The assistance was able to generate a bootable Windows USB drive with the version of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education. However, the company has stopped this development.

Instead, you may use two utility programs, Rufus, and WinToUSB. We would suggest trying the given method to do so.

How to Install Windows 10 from USB (Easy Guide)

Core needs for Install of Windows 10 from USB;

  • Windows 10 DVD or Windows 10 .iso file
  • USB drive with 6GB free space. This flash drive will be formatted completely, so please make sure to don’t have any data in it.
  • Technician PC – any suitable Windows PC that will be used to format the USB drive
  • Destination PC – The PC that will be run for installation of booted Windows ISO

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Following is the method, follow it step-by-step;

Step 1: Format the drive and keep the primary partition active.

  1. Connect the USB flash drive to Technician PC.
  2. Open Disk Management: Then, right-click on the Start and choose Disk Management.
  3. Format the disk partition: Now Right-click on the USB drive partition, and Choose Format. You must select the FAT32 file, BIOS-based or UEFI-based PC’s to be able to Boot.
  4. Set the partition Active: Finally, right-click the USB drive partition, and click Mark Partition Active.

Step 2: In this method, copy Windows setup to USB flash drive.

  1. Use File Explorer to copy & paste the complete Windows product ISO or DVD to the flash drive.

Step 3: Install Windows to the other computer.

  1. Connect to the USB flash drive to the other PC.
  2. Turn on the PC and press the key that will open the boot-device selection menu for the computer, like the Esc/F10/F12 keys. Then select the desired option that boots the computer from the USB drive, and Windows Setup will starts. Follow the given instructions to install Windows instantly.
  3. Now, you can remove the USB drive.

Troubleshooting;

Troubleshooting can occur when a file copy fails when this happens, you install Windows 10 from USB

This error can happen whenever the Windows Image File is up to the FAT32 file size limit of 4GB.

When this happens;

Step 1: Copy each except the Windows image file (sources\install.wim) to the USB (either drag & drop, or use given command, where D: is the mounted ISO and E: is the USB drive.)

Command: robocopy D: E: /s /max:3800000000

Step 2: Secondly, split the Windows image file into the smaller files, and copy the smaller files into the flash drive: Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:D:\sources\install.wim /SWMFile:E:\sources\install.swm /FileSize:3800

Note: Windows Setup automatically install from this file, if you name it to install.swm

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