Windows 10 provides the ability to install the operating system via USB. In the old days, CDs or DVDs were the most popular and easy way to install Windows operating systems but times have changed. Currently, the size of the operating systems is very high, and also most computers especially laptops do not provide CD or DVD drivers. The best way to install Windows 10 is using a USB drive that can be easily attached to the computer.
Download Media Creation Tool
First, we download the
Media Creation Tool . The Media Creation Tool can be downloaded via the following link which is also used to download Windows 10 ISO file. On this page click on the
Download the tool now button.
Clicking this button starts the tool download.
Start Media Creation Tool
Start the Media Creation Tool which may ask for some permissions. If permission is asked just approve this. The start screen of the Media Creation Tool is like below. We can see that the
Windows 10 Setup term is located on the tool caption. This operation collects some information about the operating system and may take 1-2 minutes to complete.
First, a license agreement is displayed about the tool we can click the
Accept button to accept and take to the next step. There is nothing special about this license agreement.
Windows Media Creation Tool provides different features and one of them is upgrading Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems to Windows 10. In this step, we should select
Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another Pc option to create USB installation media. The
Upgrade this PC now just upgrades the current Windows operating system.
In this step, we can specify the installation media, Language, Edition, and Architecture. By default the current system architecture is used which is enabled by default with the
Use the recommended options for this PC check box.
If we uncheck the
Use the recommended options for this PC option we can change the Language, Edition and Architecture options.
The Windows Media Creation Tool can be also used to download the latest Windows 10 ISO file. But for this case we select
USB flash drive option to create Windows 10 USB installation media.
In this step, the removable media is displayed which are generally USB drives. Keep in mind that do not select the current operating system main disk drives. The
Refresh drive list to detect newly plugged-in USB drives.
AFter the creation is complete the successfully completed screen is displşayed. Just unplug the USB drive and use to install Windows 10.