How To Create Bootable Windows 10 USB Flash Drive – Dual-Boot [Guide]

Now that you are getting Microsoft’s Windows 10 free upgrade globally, it’s not only time to get up and running with its operating system, but to also ensure that you have a bootable media option in case an upgrade or fresh install is required currently. The official Windows 10 media creation tool from Microsoft is now available for creating a bootable version of the OS on a USB flasf drive, to allow for a fresh installation of the latest Microsoft’s OS on PC. Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to go about this process.

All you need to do is.


Create Bootable Windows USB Flash Drive:

Step 1: Download Windows 10 media creation tool for 32-bit machines64-bit machines.

Step 2: Once downloaded, run the tool. When asked “What do you want to do?“, select the “Create installation media for another PC” and click “Next“.


Step 3: Select the unique language and Windows 10 version from the selection field. There’s an option to select 32-bit or 64-bit variant of Windows. Select your desired choices and click “Next“.


Step 4: Insert the required USB flash drive into a free USB port on the computer. make sure the drive is fully formatted and has at least 4GB of available storage space. It’s best to actually use an entirely empty drive for this process as all the existing content will be overwritten.

Step 5: Make sure that “USB flash drive” is selected, and click “Next“.


Step 6: Point the tool at the relevant USB drive when prompted.


Step 7: The tool will automatically download the relevant files and create a USB bootable version of Windows 10. Hit the “Finish” button when done to end the process.


You can now use this USB flash drive during initial boot of your PC and do a fresh clean install of Windows 10.

Alternatively, in case of the need to perform an upgrade to a PC that is already running Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 Update, or technical previews of Windows 10, simply accessing the flash drive within Windows and running setup.exe should begin the upgrade process.

You can also dual-boot Windows 10 and Windows 7/8.1, using the newly created extremely handy bootable version of Windows 10 via USB. Of course an upgrade or fresh installation is required.

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