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How to Install Windows 10 from USB on New PC?

How to Install Windows 10 from USB

This is your best step by step guide when it comes to learn how to install windows 10 from USB.

It’s a widely known fact that only branded computers and computers manufactured by OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) come with pre-installed OS.

However, you cannot expect the same if you have opted for an assembled PC. In such cases, the operating system will have to be installed manually.

To make the process a bit easier for you, we have provided prepared this guide explaining how you can install Windows 10 from USB on new PC.

Here, we would like to mention that installing the software from USB is always a better and simpler option than installing from a CD, DVD, or portable hard drive.

Why Windows 10 is the Most Popular Operating System?

Almost all users who have been using Windows 8 or Windows 7 for many years have switched to Windows 10. This has happened primarily because of Microsoft’s announcement of free upgrade policy in 2016.

However, that’s surely not the only reason behind the popularity of this desktop OS. Read on to know about a few more.

User-friendly user interface: Microsoft Windows 10 doesn’t use a wide menu that would take up almost the entire screen of your PC. What you will get is a miniature version of the typical Windows menu. You will even be allowed to swap the app-tiles with applications that you will be using more frequently.

Long-term support: Microsoft discontinued its support for Windows 7 in 2020. People using the operating system will no more get any official update or pitch. This means, your computer will be at serious risk if you are still using Windows 7 OS. Windows 8 users might face a similar situation in some time.

Seeing recent developments, it can be easily said that people using Windows 10 can relax at least for a couple more years, if not more.

So, users of this operating system will keep enjoying expert support from Microsoft’s team whenever their system will be bothered by bugs and pitfalls.

How to Install Windows 10 from USB?

Installing windows 10 in your PC using USB will require you to follow below steps –

Step 1

You will have to begin by downloading Windows 10 ISO image. The file can be downloaded directly from the official website of Microsoft.

Some third party portals also allow downloading the file; however, we would advise you to avoid them for safety purposes.

Users, who already have the ISO with them, can skip this step.

Here’s what you will need to do for downloading Windows 10 ISO:

  • Open the browser Microsoft Edge and enter the phrase Win10 download in the search bar. Open the page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10.
  • Take the cursor to any blank part of the above mentioned page, and right click. From the menu select “Inspect Element”.
  • This action would open up the debug tool. Next, find and choose the function “Performance menu” and select the option Emulation. If you don’t find the option Emulation, locate the icon which resembles the eject icon and select it.
  • Underneath the button User Agent String, you will find the option Apple Safari. Select it to set Apple user agent over the current browser you are using and remove all download restrictions.
  • This will reload the page and begin the download.

Step 2

Burn the ISO to your USB for making it Bootable

Once you finish downloading the ISO file, you will have to move to the next step i.e. the step of burning it to the USB.

It’s true that Microsoft offers a burning tool but users’ reviews suggest that the tool doesn’t work impressively.

To make the process smoother, we would advise you to use a more popular tool called the Android ISO burner. This tool has amazing support for various Windows OS including Windows 10.

The biggest highlight of Android ISO burner is its high burning speed. Additionally, it offers support to both new and old USB drives marketed by multiple brands.

Here’ what you will need to do for burning Windows 10 ISO to the USB drive:

  • Download the Android ISO Burner and install it. Select the option Burn once the tool’s interface appears on your screen.
  • Now, insert the USB drive and see whether the icon of the burning tool is seen on the drive. Click on the option “Create Bootable USB” and select the name of your USB drive.
  • Click on Browse for importing the ISO file you just downloaded and want to burn. Start burning the file. The process shouldn’t take more than five to 10 minutes. A status bar on your screen will keep you updated about the status of burning. Once the job is done, you will have a bootable USB stick with the Windows 10 OS ready for use.

Step 3

Install Windows 10 from USB Drive on Your New PC

Once you have your bootable USB stick ready, you are ready to install the operating system into your new PC.

Here are the steps you will need to follow:

  • Power your new PC on and insert the USB into it.
  • Click the special key to open the PC’s boot menu (in most system pressing F11 would do the job for you).
  • Click on the option “Burn from the USB” and select the name of your USB.
  • You will see the installation window of Windows 10 popping up. Follow the instructions on the wizard to finish installing the OS onto your PC.

To conclude this article on install windows 10 from USB, we would like you to note that, the majority of device drivers don’t get installed even after the installation of Windows 10 is over.

To ensure that the hardware is working properly, you will need to install/update the drive. The device driver you will need to install right away is the Internet card. That’s because if you don’t have internet access, you will not be able to get your drives updated automatically.

In case, you fail to establish Internet access, you will need to download the updates in another device and copy them onto your new computer via USB.

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Hardip Koradia

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.