How to install Windows 10 from USB using ISO file

How to install Windows 10 from USB using ISO file

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2021-04-24 23:10:14

If you have not installed Win, have ever ghosted your computer, do not know how to enter the boot screen, do not know anything about Legacy or UEFI standards, you do not need to worry. Installing Win is not as scary as you think, just a few clicks is fine (at most, you will know when reinstalling a few times: D). In this article, the Network Administrator will guide you to install Windows 10 from USB.

Installing Win 10 from USB requires a bootable USB or Windows 10 ISO file. Installing Windows 10 by USB is not too difficult if you follow the detailed instructions for installing Win 10 below by the Network Administrator.

Prepare to install Windows 10 from USB

Instructions to install Windows 10 from USB

Step 1: Create bootable USB

Select a bootable USB software I listed above, install it on your computer. The general process would be:

  • Plug the USB into the device, save the required file because the USB boot process will delete them clean (format)
  • Add the Windows 10 ISO file to the bootable USB creation program
  • Select the system type (UEFI or Legacy), file system (usually NTFS)
  • Start creating bootable USB

This process takes about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the ISO file, the recording speed of the USB. If you have not figured out how to do it, you can refer to the instructions to create a bootable USB with Rufus, I have written in great detail.

Step 2: Restart the computer

There are some machines that will automatically recognize USB boot and proceed to boot into the operating system on USB when restarting. If your computer is not one of these, please restart the computer, during the reboot, press F2 or F12 (depending on the model) to enter the boot setup option. Boot Options Setup.

To know exactly which keyboard shortcuts your computer can enter into BIOS, refer to some BIOS entry instructions on different computer models.

After entering the BIOS interface, you use the arrow keys to navigate to the tab Boot > Removable Devices (or USB Storage Device or External Drive, depending on the model), press Enter to choose to load the operating system from the USB.

If you need more detailed instructions, go here: How to set up BIOS to boot from USB / CD / DVD, external hard drive.

Set the boot order

Step 3: Start installing Windows 10

After completing the above steps, we proceed to install Windows 10. First we set the time, keyboard language then Click Next.

Select installation language

Step 4:

Next press Install button to proceed with the installation.

Click the Install button

Step 5:

Switch to the new interface click on the option below I don’t have a product key.

Click to select the item without the key

Step 6:

Right after that, we will be given the option to install the Windows 10 operating system we want in the list provided, and then click Next below.

Select the version to install Windows 10

Step 7:

Microsoft will issue the terms of use, click on I accept the license terms then press next.

Installation Terms

Step 8:

Now choose the type of Windows 10 installation process. If you want to keep your files, settings, and programs, select the option. Upgrade. And if you want a “clean” install of Windows 10 then choose the option Custom (advanced).

Note: A clean install is basically a type of installation in which you delete or delete all of your old Windows operating files, which is a better choice.

In this new interface, click on Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).

Choose to install Windows

Step 9:

That next job is choose the hard drive (or partition) want to install the Windows 10 operating system and set it as the primary boot partition. And here you will see all the partitions created for the previous operating system. If you want to use them, you can always use them or create your own new partitions here.

Creating new partitions will be a waste of time. But if these partitions are really important to you, click Drive options (advanced), then click the button new and enter the partition size in MB (Megabytes).

When the partitions are ready, select the partition, click Format then Click Next to go to the next step.

Select the installation drive

Step 10:

Next the installation will take place right after that. This process will take about 10-15 minutes, depending on how fast or slow the computer is.

Windows 10 installation process

Step 11:

When the installation is complete, the computer will reboot and return to the setup screen for the first time use.

Restart the computer

After all files have been copied, and feature installation and updates completed. Windows 10 setup will restart automatically, and then you should see the message Getting Devices ready.

Notice Getting Devices ready
Notice Getting Devices ready

You have successfully installed Windows 10 on your hard drive and now, go to configuration & options section.

Step 12:

Now, after copying all the files and installing the update successfully, you will be rebooted into a new screen and it will ask for options. So choose Region was United States or according to your preference and click Yes.

Select Region as United States
Select Region as United States

Now, next is to choose the right keyboard layout US or English (India) and then click Yes.

Select the right keyboard layout is US or English (India)
Select the right keyboard layout is US or English (India)

And if you want to add a second keyboard layout, click Add layout Or just click Skip.

Now, the next thing is to create a new user account and password.

Step 13:

Next is creating a user account and password.

On the next screen, you will be asked “Who’s going to use this PC?”. So enter the user account name (Account Name) and then click Next.

Create user accounts and passwords
Create user accounts and passwords

Now, let’s create a super easy to remember password for User Account and then click Next.

Create a super easy to remember password for User Account
Create a super easy to remember password for User Account

And then confirm your Windows 10 password and click Next.

After creating a password, it will ask to create a security question for this account. So choose them wisely for you to memorize and then click Next.

Create a security question for your account
Create a security question for your account

Now let’s move on to the final Windows 10 installation.

Step 14:

Now, on the next screen, a request “Do more across devices with activity history”, This is a Windows 10 Timeline feature. The Timeline feature keeps a track of the apps and websites you visit on a daily basis (which is a good choice). So click Yes.

Do more across devices with activity history
Do more across devices with activity history

It will then ask you “Get help from your digital assistant”, Also known as the Cortana feature. Basically, this works like Google Assistant and Siri for Windows 10 users. So click Accept.

Get help from your digital assistant
Get help from your digital assistant

And finally “Choose privacy settings for your device”For features like online voice recognition, location, and device finder (Find my device). So choose them wisely and then click Accept.

Choose privacy settings for your device
Choose privacy settings for your device

When the setup is complete, the user will be taken to a complete Windows 10 desktop interface. Now you can install any software or application for your computer.

Windows 10 desktop interface
Windows 10 desktop interface

Refer to the following articles:

Wish you all success!


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