Now-a-days, no one wants to burn ISO images to a disc for installing Operating Systems since most modern PCs can boot from USB. Installation for USB drive is more convenient and also carrying of USB device is too easy. Another benefit for installing Windows OS from USB drive is it will be faster than optical disc installation.

To install Windows 10 from USB stick you need a Windows 10 setup disk or ISO and one USB drive / Pen drive of at least 4GB capacity. If you are already running Windows 8 at this moment, then there is no third party software is required. But, if you are using Windows 7 or earlier version, then you need Winrar or any another zipping software to extract the Windows 10 ISO file contents in a folder.

Note : Before proceeding to create a Bootable USB stick, make sure that your Pen drive will be erased completely, so If you have any important data then before proceeding with steps, backup the USB flash drive.

If you have already Windows 10 disc then you can proceed or if you don’t have already Windows 10 then you can download free from the official website of Microsoft.

Windows 10 Technical Preview Direct Download Links : 

English (US) ISO images:

Windows 10 TP x86

Windows 10 TP x64

English (UK) ISO images :

Windows 10 TP x86

Windows 10 TP x64

Simplified Chinese ISO images :

Windows 10 TP x86

Windows 10 TP x64

Portuguese (Brazil) ISO images :

Windows 10 TP x86

Windows 10 TP x64

Product Key of Windows 10 : NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR

Note : From Windows 32-Bit (x86) OS you can create 32-Bit Windows 10 bootable disk, for creating 64-Bit Windows 10 USB drive you need a 64-Bit Windows OS installed PC.

Check the components at once again :

1. Windows 10 ISO or DVD disk. If you have ISO file then extract it on your PC in any folder.

2. At-least 4GB capacity USB drive.

3. Windows running PC.

How to Create Bootable USB Stick ?

1. Open the Command Prompt with administrative privilege (To do this go to C:\Windows\System32 and on cmd right click and run as administrator).

2. Type :

diskpart

Disk Part3. Connect your USB drive in PC and in diskpart use the following command :

list disk

List DiskHere in my case Disk 0 is Hard Disk, Disk 1 is DVD-ROM and Disk 2 is my USB drive. Note down the USB drive number.

4. Now, you have to select your USB disk in diskpart. Type :

select disk #

Here change the # from your USB drive number, which you have noted in step 3.

Select Disk 25. Now type :

clean

This will erase all your data from your USB drive.

Clean6. Now, type :

create partition primary

Create Partion Primary7. Now provide command :

format quick

format quick8. Type the command :

active

Active9. Now type exit to leave the diskpart process and don’t close the command prompt window.

10. Now copy all the data from Windows 10 disk or folder to USB flash drive.

11. Now you have to write a bootloader to your USB stick. Suppose you are using DVD-ROM and its drive letter is “G:” in “This PC/Computer” folder and your USB stick has the drive letter F:.

Then you need to type the following command with administrator privilege :

G:\Boot\Bootsect /NT60 F: /force /mbr

Bootload WritingIn case your Windows 10 installation data is in PC folder then change the path accordingly of G:\Boot\Bootsect /NT60.

Now you have done all the process successfully. Now you can boot from USB drive and install the Windows 10 OS from USB drive. This trick will work till Windows 10 RTM version.

If you don’t want to use command prompt method you can use ISO2DiscWindows 7 USB/DVD download tool, WinToUSB, Rufus, etc.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Except the part where he presumes you have a windows CD. What if yours is a digital download. That negates the article as you are still making a cd/iso disc to then make a USB disc.

  2. I installed windows 7 with the cmd program. I didn’t try windows 10 before. I think it will work for me to setup windows 10 in my pc.

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