In this Tutorial, we're going to learn How to Install Windows 10 from USB flash drive.
If you want to Install Windows 10 from USB, you just need to change the boot setting and start the Windows 10 Installation process.
If you bought a new Laptop or PC and want to learn How to Clean Install Windows 10 from USB or How to Install Windows 10 on new PC then Each and Every step in this tutorial is for you.
I will explain all the steps in detail with screenshots in this tutorial. After reading this whole tutorial, anyone can install Windows 10 from USB pen drive.
This Tutorial is for Beginners and the best part in this Windows 10 installation tutorial, you don't need a single software in the process of Installation like Windows 10 Installer or Windows 10 USB Boot software.
Besides that, You can also install Windows 10 on an External Hard drive with the help of WinToUSB software.
WinToUSB is a Free Software allows you to install Windows 10 on any External portable hard drive.
You can also install any version of Windows operating on any USB Flash drive like USB pen drive with the help of WinToUSB software. I will definitely create a tutorial on this topic.
How To Install Windows 10 From USB
Before we start the steps to Install Windows 10 from USB, Let's understand the Difference between New User and Advanced User in Windows 10 Installation Process.
I want you to assume Two kinds of users, New user and Advanced user. If you want to install windows 10 from USB then you have to understand the difference in installation steps and process between two users.
New User: If you're Installing Windows 10 from USB first time or in a new system then consider yourself as a New User and follow each and every step same as provided in the tutorial.
Advanced User: If You've already installed any operating system on your PC or Laptop by using USB Pen drive then Consider yourself as an Advanced user.
Advanced User Installation Process: You don't need to change the Boot setting because if I am not wrong, your system boot setting is already set on USB as a First boot option.
Simply Make your USB Pen drive Bootable, paste the Windows 10 iso/Burned iso file into the USB Flash drive then connect the USB with PC or Laptop and Restart the system.
Most probably you will get the Windows 10 installation screen directly after restarting the system.
Besides that, you don't need to create the hard drive partition because the hard drive partition is already created if your PC/Laptop is Old, just clean the Windows Installation drive and Allocate the Drive for new Installation.
Have a Look at Requirements for Installing Windows 10 from USB.
Requirements for Installing Windows 10 From USB
- Bootable Pen drive (At least 4GB)
- Windows 8 or 8.1 iso file/Extracted Files.
1 Setting up Boot Menu. We need to set the USB device as a First boot option. So that we can install windows 10 from USB.
You can skip this step if Your System First Boot option is already set on USB.
Change System Boot setting, set USB as a First Boot device
- Restart your Laptop/PC, when setting in starting process press 5-8 times DEL, ESC, F2, F9, F10 (It is depending on your system’s motherboard, Find out whose key work in your system for going into boot menu).
- Then Boot Menu will be open, Click on Boot tab.
That’s it, your boot setting is complete, Now we can start the installation process.
Now you have both two things which are required in this tutorial, Bootable Pen drive and Windows 8 iso file, so now we can start the windows installation process.
3 Select Langauge, time and Keyboard input. First of All, If you see this Windows page After restarting the system then its mean Everything is Fine. Now just follow the next step.
- Select language, Time, date, and keyboard input then click Next.
4 Click on Install Now. Click here on Install to begin the Windows 10 Installation process.
5 Enter Product key. Now system asks for windows product key. You can't skip this step, you need to enter the product key to on next installation steps.
- Enter Product key, then click Next.
6 Read License Agreement. Read and accept the Microsoft license agreement, If you agreed to the terms of Microsoft then Tick the box and Click on Next.
7 Choose Installation Process. Choose what type of Installation do you want. Click on Custom (Advanced).
8 Learn to Create Hard drive Partition. If drive partition is already created then you can skip this Step.
Now you need to create a partition on your hard drive for making drives separated and allocate space according to your needs.
How you can a create partition on your drive, I’ll tell you.
Select the Disk 0 contains 60GB of space (see in the image below).
Click on New and create a new drive.
NOTE: Allocate space for new drives in MB, not in GB.
1024MB = 1GB
For example, Create a partition of 50GB then Allocate the size 50,000MB (round figure).
9 Create Hard Drive Partitions. We're creating a partition of 30GB (see in the image).
Note: You can create as many as hard drive partitions and of any sizes according to the Hard drive Storage.
10 Installation is in process. In this step, Windows start installing window files and what you need to do is “ just wait” until its complete. This is a long process, it takes 20min approximately.
Take Some Rest, What about a cup of Coffee.
Note: Installing process is very sensitive, Make sure to don't disconnect USB pen drive and Don’t even let the system switch off or restart.
11 Restarting the System Now all your hard work is done, Just wait while windows take a restart.
- Click on Restart Now.
12 Wait for Windows getting Ready. Windows gathering information from the system, wait until percentage will 100%, then one more time windows will take a restart automatically.
13 Personalize your Windows. Personalize your Windows 8, choose your colors scheme and give a name to your PC.
This setting is changeable, you can it anytime by going to windows 8 or 8.1 settings.
14 Customize Settings. Setting up your Newly Installed Windows.
15 Sign in with Microsoft Account. If you have a Microsoft account just enter your Microsoft E-mail and click on Next.
If you don't have Microsoft account just choose "Sign in without a Microsoft account".
16 Start Using Windows 10. Now you have Installed Windows 10 successfully on your system. See your desktop, customize according to your use.