How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Windows 10

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Microsoft has announced Windows 10 as the next version of its popular windows operating system which will be releasing somewhere in late 2015. As usual windows 10 will be the successor of windows 8.1, which according to many windows users was not up to the mark. Within days after of the announcement, Microsoft quickly released a technical preview of windows 10 in order provide a glimpse into what’s in store for them in the upcoming OS.

For those who have downloaded the technical preview of Windows 10 or are going to download the OS when it releases in the future, here’s how you use the ISO file of windows 10 to create a Bootable windows 10 ISO USB Flash Drive. Before we go ahead with creating aBootable USB Flash Drive for installing windows 10, here’s what you will be needing.

First of all, you will have to download a ISO image of Windows 10, it can be either the technical preview or even the retail version when it releases. You can download the technical preview of Windows 10 from the download links provided below.

Download Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO Images ( 64 Bit / 32 Bit )

Secondly you will need to download and install Rufus on your windows PC. Rufus is a free tool that will help you with creating a Bootable USB flash drive. You can download Rufus from the download link provided below.

Download Rufus

Once you have downloaded both of the files, here’s what you need to do next.

How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Windows 10

Connect an empty USB flash drive to your computer. Run Rufus and select the following options.

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  • Step 1: Select the USB flash drive.
  • Step 2: Select MBR partition for BIOS and UEFI computers.
  • Step 3: Select NTFS file system.
  • Step 4: Leave the Cluster size and New volume level value as it is.
  • Step 5: Check the following options under Format options.

Check Quick format.

Check Create a Bootable disk using and click on the drive icon to select the Windows 10 ISO file.

Check Create extended labels and ISO files.

  • Step  6: Finally verify all the above settings once again and click on Start to create a Bootable USB Flash drive for Windows 10.

Wait for a few minutes and once the Bootable windows 10 USB Flash drive is created, you can go ahead and reboot your PC to install Windows 10.