In previous two guide, We thought you How to download Windows 7, and Windows 10 ISO image files. Today we will be covering How can you make a bootable USB using a Windows ISO image file? Any Windows edition you want.
Why People Prefere The Bootable USB Over The Installation DVD For Windows Installation?
USB flash drive is indeed a very useful invention. It saves you money, time and makes things easier for all of us. Living example is CD / DVDs.
It would not be wrong to say this medium of data storage is costly. You have to spend some bucks to buy a CD or DVD disk and It will be of no use If any thing goes wrong while burning.
As well as We can not call it a safe and reliable medium of data storage. A DVD disk is of no use once It gets scratched.
We often realize it when We need to clean install Windows and this is where your USB pen drive comes to rescue.
You can use a USB flash drive as Windows installation DVD. This is a perfect workaround for a PC with no DVD ROM.
You don’t need to be an expert to do so. Making bootable USB is a quite easy job. Today’s guide is about How to make a bootable USB using a Windows ISO image file?
Take a few important things into consideration before you get started.
Prerequisites For Creating Windows Bootable USB
Don’t waste your time If you want to use it for an older PC that can not booted with a bootable USB. USB flash drive will not boot If PC’s bios does not support.
You need a USB flash with 8GB of storage capacity. Make sure USB is in good and working condition otherwise It may take too long. Hard disk and USB data transfer speed matter a lot.
Please move your data from USB pen drive to another place. The bootable USB maker will format and wipe out all data. The procedure takes 5 to 15 minutes.
The ISO file must be according to your system type, For an example, If you have a 32 bit PC then 32 bit ISO will work for you. As well as Your PC will not work properly after installation If you managed to install 32 bit version on a 64 Bit PC.
The most important thing is Make sure the ISO image file is not corrupted or damaged by antivirus or due to any other reason. Otherwise, your time and efforts will go in vain.
Most antivirus programs mark autorun file as virus and remove or block it. Your PC will not boot USB If there is no Autorun file. Your time and efforts could go in vain. Disable antivirus for a while to avoid any inconvenience.
During all the procedure, Make sure USB does not get disconnected due to any reasons. You will have to start back from zero.
Hopefully, everything is now crystal clear to you and You are ready to go.
Download Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
We will be using Windows USB/DVD Download Tool, a free to use and tiny bootable USB maker and owned by Microsoft.
It can be used to create installation USB for any Windows edition Windows 11, Windows 10 XP, 7, and Windows 8/8.1. It can also be used to burn ISO image files to DVD.
Click here to download it.
How To Use Windows USB/DVD Download Tool To Create A Bootable USB?
Insert the flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
We have already installed it. Double click to launch it.
Click Browse button to locate and select the ISO image file.
You will find two options USB device and DVD. Since We are making a bootable USB So click USB device. But before you click USB device, Please make sure your antivirus is disabled.
Select your desired USB from drop down menu If you have more than one USB pen drives.
After selecting USB, Click begin copying.
A pop up box will appear asking to erase data or not. We assume you have backed up your data, Click Erase USB Device.
It has begun making bootable USB. It may take 5 to 15 minutes.
USB is now bootable and ready to clean install Windows.
We would like to suggest you. Before clean install, Move important data from drive C to another partition.
Download device drivers and save on safe place for later use especially VGA, sound, ethernet and WiFi drivers to avoid any inconvenience after clean install.
You can ask for help using the comment section below If you run into any problem. Team Soft Suggester will try to solve your problems.