Step 1: Select the USB drive to format.
Connect the USB drive or pen drive to your computer. Download and launch EaseUS partition software. Right-click the USB drive you intend to format and choose “Format”.
Step 2: Set the drive letter and file system.
Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click “OK”.
Step 3: Check the warning box.
Click “OK” if you see the Warning window. If you have important data on it, back up the data in advance.
Step 4: Apply the changes.
Click the “Execute operation” button first, and then click “Apply” to format the USB drive.
Notice:The Set active option is only available when your USB flash drive partition style is Primary. You might need to convert the logical partition to primary partition if marking the partition as active fails at this step.
Another Way to format USB flash drive to install win 10 from USB:
- 1. Connect the USB flash drive to your technician PC.
- 2. Open Disk Management: Right-click on Start and choose Disk Management.
- 3. Format the partition: Right-click the USB drive partition and choose Format. Select the FAT32 file system to be able to boot either BIOS-based or UEFI-based PCs.
- 4. Set the partition as active: Right-click the USB drive partition and click Mark Partition as Active.
Step 2 – Create a Windows 10 Installation USB Flash Drive
When you plan to install Windows 10, you often need a CD or USB flash disk to install it. How to create a Windows 10 bootable USB? UltraISO tool can be used to burn a Windows10 DVD or ISO to the USB flash drive. Do it by following the steps below.
- Plug the empty formatted USB drive to the computer.
- Open and run the UltraISO tool. Select “File” > “Open” to import the ISO installation source file of the Windows 10 operating system.
- Select “Bootable” > “Write Hard Disk Image” from the main menu. Select the USB drive you intend to boot from.
- Click the “Write” button, then the USB flash drive will be burned and written into the Window10 system.
- After the burning is completed, you can use the USB as the installation disk to install the Windows 10 operating system.
Step 3 – How to Install Windows 10 from USB Flash Drive on New PC
Now that you have known what you need if you want to Windows 10 from USB on a new PC, you can follow the details to install Windows OS. Connect the bootable USB flash drive to a new PC, ensure the USB device is detected, then select it as the main boot device.
- Turn on the PC and press the key that opens the boot-device selection menu for the computer, such as the Esc/F10/F12 keys. Select the option that boots the PC from the USB flash drive.
- Windows Setup starts. Follow the instructions to install Windows 10. Note that some installation may continue after you log in, so be patient. You also need to check for Windows Updates (Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Update) after installation to ensure everything is up to date.
- Remove the USB flash drive.
Sometimes, it’ll be greater to install Windows 10 on an external hard drive. In this way, you can use your own customized Windows 10 operating system wherever you go.
Part 2. How to Install Windows 10 from USB or via ISO File with Windows Media Creation Tool
If you’re looking for a simple tutorial on how to install Windows 10 from USB only with the help of Windows Media Creation Tool, don’t walk away. Take two minutes to read through this part. As estimated, 90% of the readers would be able to start alone to install Windows 10 from USB on their own after reading this part. Now, it’s your time to learn to install windows 10 from USB with Windows Media Creation Tool.
1 – Download Windows 10 Tool to Install Windows 10 from USB
To get started in this way, you will first need to have a license to install Windows 10. Then, you can download and create Windows 10 installation media creation tool, and use the tool to install Windows 10 from USB or Windows ISO file. Download Windows 10 tool. Then, see the instructions below.
Before you download the Windows 10 tool, make sure you have:
- A fast internet connection
- Adequate data storage on a computer, USB or external drive to download tool
- A blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or blank DVD (and DVD burner) for creating media
ImportantAs creating Windows 10 installation media will delete the content on USB or blank DVD, you’d better use a blank USB or blank DVD.If you are told the disc image file is too large when burning a DVD from an ISO file, you will need to use Dual Layer (DL) DVD Media.
2 – How to Create Windows 10 Installation Media
Step 1. Download and run the tool as an administrator.
Step 2. On the “What do you want to do?” interface, select “Create installation media for another PC”, and then select “Next”.
Step 3. Choose the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10.
Step 4. Select media tool you want to use:
- USB flash drive – connect a blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space to your computer.
- ISO file – Save an ISO file to your PC, which you can use to create a DVD. After the ISO file is downloaded, go to the location where the file is saved, can use the Windows Disk Image Burner to create an installation DVD with simple steps.
To burn Windows 10 ISO file into a DVD
- Find the location where the ISO file is saved
- Right-click the ISO file > select “Properties” > click “General” > “Change” > select “Windows Explorer” for the program you would like to use to open ISO files and select “Apply”.
- Right-click the ISO file and select “Burn disc image”.
If you want to install Windows 10 on a new PC directly from the ISO file without using a DVD or USB flash drive, you can make it by mounting the ISO file. This will perform an upgrade of your current operating system to Windows 10.
To mount the ISO file
- Find the Windows ISO file, right-click it and select “Properties”.
- Click “General” > “Change” > select “Windows Explorer” for the program you would like to use to open ISO files and select “Apply”.
- Right-click the ISO file and select “Mount”.
- Open and check the ISO file. Double-click setup.exe to start the Windows 10 setup.
Once you have created the Windows 10 media tool, continuing using steps below to install Windows 10.
3 – How to Install Windows 10 with the Media Creation Tool
Step 1. Connect the USB flash drive or insert the DVD to the new PC where you want to install Windows 10.
Step 2. Restart your PC and boot your PC from USB or DVD media. If not, you need to press a key (such as F2, F12, Delete, or Esc) immediately after you turn on your PC to open the boot menu and change the boot order.
Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows 10 installation. Enter your Windows 10 license key when a pop-up appears for a product key during installation.
Step 4. After Windows 10 installation finishes, make sure you have all the necessary device drivers installed.
To check for updates now, select the Start button, go to “Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates”.