Easiest Way to Burn ISO to USB on Windows 10?

Installing Windows 10 from a USB is much more efficient than a disk since you can format a USB and reused it once the computer has done the installation. And as well as you can store extra data besides the Windows files on your bootable USB.

If you want to install Windows 10 with a USB then first you will need to create a bootable USB. To do so, first, you need a USB, a Windows 10 ISO file, and an application that can make it bootable.

Perquisites to burn ISO to USB on Windows 10

Before you begin the burning of ISO files on USB, let’s make sure you have all the required things that will be needed in the future.

  • First you will need a USB pen drive of at least 8-16 GB free storage.
  • Then you will need to download the ISO file of Windows 10.
  • The last thing will be to download a third-party application to burn the ISO file.

Get yourself a USB drive

First of all, ensure that you have a USB with enough space for all the essential data of Windows 10. I would suggest an 8 GB USB should be enough; although the Window 10 itself might be less in size, it’s better to have extra space so the USB won’t overload.

One thing extra which I would suggest is, if you already don’t have any USB and want to buy a new one, make sure it’s a flash drive that has USB 3.0, 3.1, or 3.2 technology, which is up to ten times faster than the USB 2.0.

Also, make sure that you have removed or backup your files on your USB, as there is a slight chance that you might your files while burning the ISO file of Windows 10.

Download Windows 10 ISO File

Note: if you want to burn other ISO files on your USB then you will need to download them instead of Windows 10. Since we are burning Windows 10, then we are downloading Windows 10 ISO file.

Next, you need a Windows 10 ISO file, which will be the main thing used to make a bootable USB. You can lay your hands by searching the ISO file on the internet or using Media Creation Tool. You can also use the media creation tool to burn the ISO on your USB file.

If you want a guide on burning the ISO file on USB using Media Creation Tool then this is going to help you. How to Create Windows 10 Bootable USB without Third-party apps?

Bootable Application

One last thing you need before we can start is a third-party application that will make the USB bootable. There are many applications out there, but I would highly recommend Rufus; with its simple, user-friendly GUI, you can make the USB bootable in no time. You can download Rufus by going to their official website: Rufus – Create bootable USB drives easily.

On the website, scroll down and click on the latest version of Rufus under the Download section, and your download will start automatically. Once the download is completed, you are going to use the application directly, since there is no need for the installation of RUFUS.

How to burn ISO to USB Windows 10

burn ISO to USB on Windows 10
burn ISO to USB on Windows 10

You are going to follow these steps one by one to complete the operation.

Step 1: Connect your USB to your computer.

Step 2: Open the Rufus application.

select the ISO file on Rufus
select the ISO file on Rufus

Step 3: Under the Device tab, select your connected USB.

Tip: it is recommended to format your USB before burning the ISO file. You can format it by going to This PC and there you will right-click on USB, select the options, and format the USB.

select the ISO file on Rufus
select the ISO file on Rufus

Step 4: Click on the Select button. In the following window, locate your Windows 10 ISO file that you have downloaded. Once selected, click on the OK button.

burn ISO file with Rufus on Windows 10
burn ISO file with Rufus on Windows 10

Step 5: Leave everything else as default and click on the Start button.

Tip: You can change the name of your bootable USB under the Volume Label box. There is no specific guide on changing the name, you can name whatever you like.

Step 6: Now a pop window will appear with a warning of all the data being removed. Click on Yes and start the operation.

Step 7: Wait for Rufus to complete the process and click on the Close button once finished.

And that’s it now you have a bootable Windows 10 USB which you can use to install the Windows 10 on your pc.

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