This segment covers a simple method to Install Windows 10 from USB and will also work for Windows 11. Running a Windows USB Install is useful when you need to perform an Installation on a PC without a CD/DVD drive. For this segment we will be using YUMI Multiboot Bootable USB Creator Software.
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Is USB Bootable?
Yes, a USB can be made bootable with the help of YUMI!
YUMI is a very popular Multisystem tool that can be used to help you easily run Windows Installers from a USB flash drive. Enabling you to amongst other things, install Windows 10 from USB, instead of using a CD or DVD disc for installation. Not only is it easier to Boot Windows from USB, it is also much faster than traditional CDROM boot methods.
Most modern laptops no longer ship with a CD or DVD Drive, which can make it necessary to perform new Windows Installs from a removable USB device. And as an added bonus you can leave your original install disc stored away, which helps keep the original media from getting scratched up.
Side Note: YUMI not only allows for multiple USB Windows Installers on one device. The tool also allows users to add several additional Live Linux distributions, antivirus utilities, and other system tools to then be run from the same device.
How to Create a Windows 10 Bootable USB
To create a Windows 10 bootable USB which can be used to Install Windows 10 from USB it is easiest to use a tool to automate the process. Here we will be using YUMI for creating a bootable USB to use as a Windows 10 USB Installer. As previously mentioned, this will also work for creating a Windows 11 USB Installer.
First, you'll need to download and launch the YUMI Bootable USB Creator, and then simply follow these steps;
- Select your USB drive from the list of removable devices.
- Choose Windows Installer from the bottom of the list of distributions.
- Browse to your Windows 10 or 11 ISO file and then select it.
- Click Create to make the bootable USB.
Once YUMI has finished, you should be left with a USB Bootable Windows 10 Installer on your flash drive. Supporting the ability to boot from either UEFI or BIOS systems.
How to Install Windows 10 from USB
To Install Windows 10 from your newly created Windows 10 bootable USB drive,
- First, reboot your computer, and enter your BIOS or Boot Menu during system post.
- Then, set your system BIOS or boot menu to boot from your USB device.
- Next, save your changes, and proceed to boot.
If all went well, you should now be presented with a Boot Menu containing a selectable item that is titled the same as your Windows ISO file.
Simply select the item and you should be presented with your Windows Installer.