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Introduction

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7, which means PCs running Windows 7 no longer receive security updates. Therefore, you must upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10. In this blog post, we will learn how to create Windows 10 installation media.

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

The Windows 10 media creation tool is a free and very handy tool for users to install the Windows 10 operating system, or to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. This tool will work on Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

When you want to install Windows 10, you need to have installation media such as a USB flash drive or DVD. The Windows media creation tool helps you download the ISO file or create an installation USB drive.

You need a flash drive with at least 8 GB of space. Make sure it is formatted and doesn’t have any data because any content on it will be deleted during the process.

Download the Media Creation tool from the below link.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

After visiting the above link, click “Download tool now.”

How To Create Windows 10 Installation Media

The size of the tool is around 20MB, launch the media creation tool and select Accept.

How To Create Windows 10 Installation Media

Select “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC” and then click on Next.

How To Create Windows 10 Installation Media

Windows 10 setup will use the recommended options from the PC. If you want to download 32bit, uncheck this option and select 32-bit (x86) from Architecture and click on Next.

How To Create Windows 10 Installation Media

Choose “USB flash drive” and click on Next.

How To Create Windows 10 Installation Media

Then click on Next, and the downloading will start.

How To Create Windows 10 Installation Media

Wait for a few minutes while the bootable USB Windows 10 installer is created. How long this takes will depend on your internet speed.

How to boot from USB Flash Drive

To install or update your operating system to Windows 10, you need to boot with the installation media. In our case, we have created a bootable USB flash drive as installation media for Windows 10.

In order to boot with a USB flash drive, insert a USB drive into your computer and then restart your computer. During the initial startup screen, press Esc, F1, F2, F8, or F10 to get the BIOS menu screen to appear, depending on the company that created the BIOS of your computer.

Go to the boot order and the first boot device should be a USB flash drive. Save the settings with F10. Your computer will restart and will be bootable with a USB flash drive.

Follow our below post on how to create USB flash drive by using CMD.

https://easytechhub.com/create-bootable-usb-using-cmd/

Conclusion

The Windows 10 media creation tool is available for free and it will help you create bootable installation media for Windows 10. Follow the steps mentioned in this post and you won’t face any issues.

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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Sam
Sam
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Good information

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