How To Create A Bootable USB Drive To Install Windows 10 (32-bit / 64-bit)

Here are the steps to create a Windows 10 installation media to install Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit). We will take you through the steps to make a bootable USB flash drive using the Media Creation Tool.

Microsoft has rolled out a new major Windows 10 update, but not everyone is getting it as the version 1803 release will expand to other regions in stages. This means some of you have to wait for your turn in order to get the update through default method via Windows Update tool.

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However, if you don’t want to wait, the software giants allows users to download the Windows 10 installation files using the Media Creation Tool. This tools is designed to facilitate an in-place upgrade or to create your own installation media on either a USB flash or DVD disc to perform a clean install whenever you want.

In the following guide, you’ll find a way to create a USB bootable media with the Windows 10 installation files. This makes it easy to install the new operating system copy skipping the excruciating wait for the new update to arrive in your country. Moreover, you will also be able to use the same USB drive to upgrade other computers to Windows 10.

Do check out:

Download Update Assistant For Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803)

Windows 10 Version 1803 ISO File (Download)

How To Create Bootable USB Installation Media To Install Windows 10 Using Media Creation Tool

Step 1 – Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to get version 1803. If you don’t know which version of Windows is installed on your device, follow this link to learn how to find out Windows version number.

Step 2 – Now launch the Media Creation Tool on your computer.

Step 3 – Click Create installation media for PC option.

Step 4 – Then click Next.

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Step 5 – Now it’s very important that you select the correct language, architecture, and edition for the Windows 10 copy you wish to install. In my case, i am opted the English language, Windows 10 Home edition, and both architecture, because it will allow me to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit with a single bootable media device.

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Step 6 – On the next setup screen, select either to create a USB flash drive, which should have minimum 6GB free space or ISO file that you can create a bootable USB or DVD later. Here, pick USB flash drive option, and hit Next button.

Step 7 – Now, select the USB drive, and it’s done.

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That’s all for creating a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 10 version 1803 April 2018 update. This update features amazing new features and improvements that make using Windows 10 an even more pleasurable experience.

If you’re facing issues, drop your questions in the comments section below.