To install a fresh copy of Windows 10 OS from a USB, one of the first requirements is to create media so that you can boot your computer into the setup wizard. But if you have newer hardware, it’s likely you are using UEFI, instead of BIOS. In this case, you need to make sure the bootable media supports the firmware type before getting started with the installation.
If your device comes with a UEFI firmware, there are multiple ways for you to create a USB bootable media so that you can install Windows 10 OS on your computer. You can consider the Media Creation Tool, which is a simple utility created by Microsoft for downloading and copying the installation files into a removable drive supporting UEFI and BIOS.
In this post today, we’ll show you a step-by-step guide to creating a bootable USB flash drive supporting for UEFI with the Media Creation Tool.
Steps to create a Windows 10 UEFI boot media with Media Creation Tool
If you intend to upgrade or install a fresh Windows 10 copy on your Windows PC using UEFI, you can take advantage of the Media Creation Tool to create a bootable media. All you need is to insert a USB flash drive with at least 8GB of storage into your Windows computer, and then follow these steps below:
- Head over to the official page.
- Under “Create Windows 10 installation media,” simply click on Download tool now button.
- Next, click the Save
- Click Open folder button.
- Now, double-click on the MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe file to open the utility.
- Click on Accept button to agree to Microsoft terms.
- Choose Create installation media (USB flash drive, ISO file) for another PC
- Next, click on Next
- Choose your preferred language, architecture, as well as an edition of Windows 10 if the default suggestion doesn’t reflect your desired options.
Under “Architecture” section, you can choose Both option in order to create a bootable media that works for both 64-bit and 32-bit processors. You cannot change these settings, clear the Use the recommended options for this computer option.
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- Click on Next
- Choose the USB flash drive as the main option. (If you don’t see the drive, click on Refresh drive)
- Next, click on the Next button.
- Choose the removable drive from the list.
- Finally, click the Next
After you have finished these steps, the wizard will start downloading the Windows 10 installation files and then create the bootable media supporting for UEFI and legacy BIOS.
Above are easy steps to create a bootable Windows 10 USB flash drive using Media Creation Tool. If you feel this post useful, let’s know in the comment below.