How To Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive with Media Creation Tool?

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Bootable USB drives are used to install Windows OS into the desktop or laptop. If you remember, in the past, we used to have Windows installation disk in order to repair or reinstall Windows operating system into desktops & laptops. It looks bulky that you had to carry a CD bag/folder of installation disks & required software’s with you, always. Later on technology changed and USB drives have taken place instead of CD’s/DVD’s. Now days, creating Windows bootable USB drive is very easy. Microsoft media creation tool allows you to download and create a bootable USB drive or save an ISO file to your PC. Once bootable USB created you can move software’s as well into the bootable flash drive and carry with you. This article helps you to download windows 10 media creation tool and create bootable USB of it.

NOTE: If you are using this process to create media creation tool of Windows 10 or other OS, make sure, you should have a genuine Windows license key from Microsoft. If you don’t have a Microsoft Windows 10 license, then, you must read this article to create bootable USB drive with ISO image for free.

Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and Create Bootable USB

Once Bootable USB drive created, you can use it to install a new copy of Windows 10, 8.1 & 7, to perform a clean installation, or to reinstall the Windows OS. Before you download the tool make sure you fulfill below requirements: Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Click To Tweet

  1. Working Windows computer
  2. High-speed internet connection
  3. Sufficient disk space available on a computer for the download.
  4. Blank DVD, if want to create bootable DVD copy instead USB

Insert or plug your 8 GB (free space) flash/pen drive to your desktop/laptop, before we start to create bootable USB drive for windows 10 installation. Make sure, not to remove attached flash drive. If flash drive will be removed, Microsoft media creation tool process will be interrupted or stopped and you may need to start over the entire process to create bootable USB drive of Windows 10.

Steps to Create Windows 10 Installation Media

Step 1. Click here to reach Microsoft official Website. Click on “Download tool now” button under create Windows 10 installation media to download windows 10 media creation tool.

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Step 2. Find out the downloaded tool (with the name of “MediaCreationTool”) and double click to run it.

Step 3. It will start initializing and a screen come with “Applicable notices and license terms”. Click on “Accept” button below to continue.

Step 4. It will ask you “What do you want to do?”, Select radio button “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC and then, click “Next” to continue.

Step 5. The next option is to select language, architecture, and the edition. By default, it’s already selected. If you want any change, uncheckUse the recommended options for this PC” then you can modify language, architecture, and edition from the given drop-down. If go with the defaults, click “Next” to continue. Download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Click To Tweet

Step 6. Choose which media to use with the options USB flash drive or ISO file. As we have already plugged in the USB flash drive so, will go to create bootable USB drive by selecting the option “USB flash drive” and click Next to continue. If you want to save as an ISO file, click “ISO file” and select Next.

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Step 7. In this screen, media installation will detect your plugged flash drive. If you don’t see your pen drive under removable drives, then, click on the refresh drive list. Click “Next” to start the process.

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Step 8. Now the Windows 10 downloading process has started. You may minimize this screen and keep using your PC. This will take around 15-30 minutes (depending on your internet speed and system configuration) to download Windows 10 and create bootable USB drive.

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Create Windows 7 and 8.1 Installation Media

If you are interested to create bootable USB drive of Windows 7 or 8.1 instead Windows 10, then, click here to reach on the Microsoft official site and from Windows Menu drop-down options, select preferred one.

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