Windows 10 is flying like eagle these days with lots of features, so everyone try to run or have it on their system. Though they believe you can install windows 10 on your computer through the CD drive, now what happen to you when you have mini laptop without CD drive like me.
This topic covers how to create a boot-able Windows installation using USB drive to install windows 10
Requirements to install windows 10 using USB
Before we begin, we need to make sure that you are fully equipped.
First, you need to have an Internet connection
Second, sufficient data storage available on a computer
Third, USB or external drive for the download.
Fourth, you need to have an empty USB with at least 16 GB or 32 GB (if you want both 32-bit and 64-bit) if you want to create media. The content in the USB that is used to store to creation media will be erased.
How to install windows 10 on PC from USB port
Step 1 ====> Format the drive and set the primary partition as active
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: Just right-click the USB drive partition and choose Format. Then select the FAT32 file system to be able to boot either BIOS-based or UEFI-based PCs.
4 ====> Finally set the partition as active: Then right-click the USB drive partition and click Mark Partition as Active.
Step 2 ====> Copy Windows Setup to the USB flash drive
1 ====> Use File Explorer to copy and paste the entire contents of the Windows product DVD or ISO to the USB flash drive.
2 ====> This is optional: add an unattend file to automate the installation process. For more information, read Automate Windows Setup.
Step 3 ====> Install Windows 10 to the new PC
1 ====> Connect the USB flash drive to a new PC or the old one.
2 ====> Now turn On your PC
3 ====> Press the boot device key on your computer, such as the Esc, F9, F10, F12 keys.
4 ====> Select the option that boots the PC from the USB flash drive.
5 ====> On the Windows Setup page, select your language, time and keyboard preferences and follow by select Next.
6 ====>Select Install now.
7 ====> Select custom installation
8 ====> You can choose to install your Windows 10 system file to a certain partition here.
9 ====> Windows 10 is now installing.
10 ====> You are required to perform a restart of your computer now, but before then remove the flash drive.
When your PC starts back on, you need to select the settings. It is suggested that you choose Customize if you don’t want to change the settings later manually.
Finally on install windows 10
Now that you have completed the steps above, you can now enjoy windows 10 on your computer. You will also need to activate Windows 10 each time you use the USB drive on a different PC.