Microsoft has officially launched Windows 10 in the last week and over 14 million users have downloaded and upgraded to Windows 10. Alongside the regular update, the company also released the Media Creation Tool, which helps users who can’t take the regular upgrade to download Windows 10 ISO file and create a bootable USB flash drive.
With the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, create a bootable USB flash drive is more easy than the ways we create bootable flash drive for Windows 7 or Windows 8. All steps you need are just downloading the Media Creation Tool, select Windows 10 editions and then select USB flash drive you want to store installation file.
It’s not only helping you to upgrade your current Windows version to Windows 10, but also can use to install Windows 10 on a new computer. You can also use this tool to download the ISO file, stored on your computer and use it without a USB flash drive.
Today, I will tell you how to create a bootable USB flash drive for Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool. It’s a step by step guide and easy to follow.
#1. Go to Microsoft’s website (with the link here) and download Media Creation Tool. Select 32-bit or 64-bit version, depends on your current Windows system. You can also follow direct links here (32-bit / 64-bit).
#2. After the download process is completed, launch the Media Creation Tool.
#3. The Windows Setup will show up with two selections:
A. Upgrade this PC now
B. Create installation media for another PC
Select the option B and click on the Next button.
#4. In the next step, the tool will ask you to select Language, Windows Edition as well as Architecture. Click on the Next button
#5 After that, you will able to select to extract the installation to USB flash drive or store ISO file on your computer. You have to select “USB flash drive” option and then click on the Next button.
#6 Select USB flash drive on the list of available removable drives, make sure you have plugged in a USB flash drive into your computer. If the tool can’t recognize your USB flash drive, remove and plug in again. Click on the Next button.
#7. The Media Creation Tool will start download Windows 10 installation file and automatically create the installation USB flash drive for Windows 10. You have to wait for the download process is completed, then click on the Finish button.
Now, you have successfully created a bootable usb for windows 10 You can use this media drive to upgrade to Windows 10 or install new Windows 10 operating system on any computer.
Tony Tran is a professional technology writer. He is now working at Techfor.us, the latest post of his is Adware Removal Tool