How to install Windows 10 from USB drive

There are many ways to install Windows 10 using disc, USB Boot or even on the hard drive. We will show you the easiest way to install Windows 10 from USB Boot.

Advantages of installing Windows 10 using USB Boot

Easy to perform and can be installed for multiple devices

It’s considered one of the most easiest way to install Windows 10, even an amateur can do it

Required minimum configuration to install Windows 10

Microprocessor: A minimum speed of 1 GHz, support PAE, NX and SSE2

RAM capacity: Minimum 1 GB (32 bit version) or 2GB (64 Bit version)

Minimum memory: 16GB (32 bit version) or 20 GB (64 bit version)

Graphic card: Microsoft DirectX 9 with WDDM driver

Overview instruction on how to install Windows 10 using USB Boot

Step 1: Download the Windows 10 installation file (file ISO)

Step 2: Use USB to create USB Boot for the downloaded Windows 10 installation file

Step 3: Use that USB Boot to install Windows 10 in computer or laptop

Things to prepare before an installation

You need to download the Windows 10 installation file (file ISO), click this link for more details on how to do it:

Prepare a USB with a capacity larger than 4GB then create USB Boot for Windows 10 installation process, more details can be shown here:

Instructions on how to install Windows 10 the easiest way using USB Boot

The amount of time to install it is fast or slow depending on the USB transfer speed and your devices’ configuration. Usually this process takes about 20 – 60 minutes

Step 1: Connect USB to a computer or laptop that needs to install

Start your device using the power button . When the screen appears, press continuously the shortcut button to access into menu BOOT. Every laptop brands has different BOOT access shortcut button, you can google it by searching “Boot shortcut + laptop brand”

Tip: If you don’t know where the Boot shortcut is, try to use from F2 to F12, Del keys or Esc

Here we use a Dell laptop so we will press F12 continuously until the screen appears. After that, Boot display will appear. Select your USB drive to install WIN 10

BOOT interface is the preferred launching interface, when taking access here you can require the computer to start to the USB (to install Windows) or require it to get access to the hard drive (to get access to Windows).

Step 2: Select a language at Language to install (English United States is recommended)>select time format in the Time and Currency format (English United States is recommended)>Select the keyboard format in the Keyboard or input method (English United States is recommended)>Click Next to continue.

Step 3: Enter the key to install Windows 10 (this key can be purchased at stores like us)>Click Next to continue.

Step 4: Agree to the terms and click Next to move to the next step

Step 5: Click Custom (if you want to install a new Windows 10), or click Upgrade to upgrade your older versions (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10) to the newest Windows 10 but still keep all of files and softwares having been installed.

Here we want to install the new Windows 10 so click Custom

Step 6: Choose a hard drive containing the Windows, notice this drive will be formatted (all datas will be deleted) after Windows 10 is installed. In addition, another important information to note is to choose the correct drive need to install, if you choose the wrong drive, your computer will lose data.

After choosing the drive, click New to create a new partition.

Enter the capacity needed to create (1024 MB = 1 GB), if you want to create drive containing an operating system of 60 GB, enter 1020*60=61.4040 >Click Apply to save

In some cases which you can’t click New, Click Format to start to delete the partition before installing Windows. The system will ask whether or not you want to delete all data in the partition, click OK.

This time the system will generate the most partitions, these are small but very important partitions. Therefore, you must not delete them. Instead, choose the partition to be installed Windows 10 and click Next

Step 7: The installation process will occur automatically

Step 8: Once done, computer will start again and require to set up some configurations as below:

Select a language, United States recommended>Click Yes to continue

Select keyboard, US recommended>Click Yes to continue

Click Skip. If you want to set up a 2nd keyboard, click Add layout 

Select the set up using purpose, here we select Set up for personal use (personal use)

Enter your Microsoft account, if you don’t have one, click Create account to create a new one. Here I will choose another box called Offline Account to create an internal account (not a Microsoft account)>Click Next

Select Limited experience to skip the feature of downloading and syncing default applications of Microsoft.

Enter a name for your computer

Enter a password

Answer secret questions, these questions are used to restore your login passwordin case you forgot it, so note it down the questions and their answers

Click Yes to move to the next step

Click Accept

Step 9: Once done, Windows 10 desktop display will appear. Congrats on finishing your installation process!

Note: After finishing the installation, connect Wifi for your computer so the system is able to download all Driver updates, softwares and security updates. This helps your device run smoothly, increasing performance during use.