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Creating Bootable USB Drive

Using the Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows

Prerequisites:

  • USB flash drive with at least 8GB capacity to make a bootable USB that you will be using for the installation
  • Stable internet connection

To ensure error-free activation of your new operating system ProductKey Pro always recommends to perform a clean installation.

Creating Bootable USB Drive

    1. Open Windows 10 download page in your browser and click the Download tool now button.

    2. Run the tool. Click Accept to agree with the license’s terms.

    3. You will be asked What do you want to do, select Create installation media for another PC, as shown below, click Next. This tool will turn any USB flash drive into a bootable Windows 10 installer.

    4. Select language, architecture, and edition or check the box Use the recommended option for this PC.

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    5. Select which media you want to use:

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      • USB flash drive. Attach a blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space. Any content on the flash drive will be deleted.
      • ISO file. Save an ISO file to your PC, which you can use to create a DVD. After the file is downloaded, you can go to location where the file is saved, or select Open DVD burner, and follow the instructions to burn the file to a DVD.

Using the Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows

 

  1. Attach the USB flash drive on the PC where you want to install Windows 10.
  2. Restart your PC.
  3. If your PC does not automatically boot to the USB media, you might have to open a boot menu and change the boot order in your PC’s BIOS or UEFI settings. To open a boot menu or change the boot order, you’ll typically need to press a key (such as F2, F12, Delete, or Esc) immediately after you turn on your PC. For instructions on accessing the boot menu or changing the boot order for your PC, check the documentation that came with your PC or go to the manufacturer’s website.
  4. On the Install Windows page, select your language, time, and keyboard preferences, and then select Next.
  5. Select Install Windows.