Thursday, May 19, 2022

How to install Windows 10 from a USB Drive?

Most modern computers don’t have a CD or DVD drive, so installing Windows 10 using a disc is not a likely option. The good news, on the other hand, is you don’t need discs anymore, all that’s needed is a USB drive.

What are the requirements?

A few things are needed before we begin. First, you need to have a USB drive with at least 8GB of storage space. If you don’t have one around, you will be able to find a decent USB drive online for a pretty low price. If you do already have a USB drive, make sure that there are no important files on it, because it will be wiped clean during the setup process.

You need to have a computer running Windows to create the USB drive. After you’re done, you can remove the USB drive from that computer, then insert it into the computer that you want to install the Windows 10 on.

How to install Windows 10 from a USB Drive?
How to install Windows 10 from a USB Drive?

Windows 10 Hardware Requirements

The destination PC where you plan to install Windows 10 has to meet certain requirements to be able to properly run Windows 10. The minimum system specifications:

Processor: 1GHz or faster

Required RAM: 1GB for 32-bit. Or, 2GB for 64-bit

Required Storage Space: 16GB for 32-bit or 20GB for 64-bit

Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or later that has a WDDM 1.0 driver

Required Display: 800×600

How can you Create the Installation Media?

If you have everything that is needed and the destination device meets the minimum system requirements, you can start preparing the installation files. Insert the USB drive into the computer that you wish to make the USB drive on.

Then, visit the official Download Windows 10 page on the Microsoft website. In the “Create Windows 10 Installation Media” section, click on the blue “Download Tool Now”.

After the software finishes downloading, open it. The Applicable Notices, as well as License Terms window, appears. Read and agree to the terms by clicking on “Accept” in the bottom-right corner.

On the upcoming screen, you will be asked what you wish to do. Click the bubble next to “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC”, then click on “Next.”

Next, choose the language, architecture, as well as edition that you want to use. Click the down arrow next to each option to expand the options list. Click on the option from the drop-down menu to select it. Click on “Next” to continue the process.

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