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How To Create A Windows 10 Bootable USB

Your computer could be running on Windows 10 right now but there might be a time when you will want to do a fresh installation of the operating system or what is often called as a clean install. The advantages of this installation type are as follows.

  • The hard drive is wiped clean thus any corrupted data gets deleted.
  • Lesser driver related problems.
  • The installation will always, if not most of the time, be successful.
  • Gets rid of bugs that were present during the upgrade installation.
  • Clears out the bloatware of your current operating system.

If you are planning to do a clean installation of Windows 10 then what you will need is a bootable USB drive with the Windows 10 installer. So where do you get this? This is what we will be discussing today as we teach you on how to create a Windows 10 bootable USB.

First, let’s discuss the things that you will need.

  • A USB flash drive with a capacity of at least.
  • The Windows 10 disk image file (ISO) which you can download over at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 using the Media Creation Tool. You don’t need a product key to do this. Simply run the Media creation tool then choose the “Create installation media for another PC option”.
  • An updated version of the bootable drive maker tool Rufus which you can download at https://rufus.akeo.ie/

To create a Windows 10 bootable USB

  • Run Rufus on your computer.
  • Insert the USB drive making sure that it is recognized by your computer.
  • On the Rufus interface look for  “Create a bootable Disk” and from the drop-down, select the Windows 10 ISO image that you downloaded previously.
  • Click start then wait for the process to finish.

One the above steps are completed you now have a working Windows 10 bootable USB which you can use to do a fresh install on your computer.

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