Create a Bootable Windows 10 Installation USB drive

Create a Bootable Windows 10 Installation USB drive


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Create a Bootable Windows 10 Installation USB drive - This article will show you how to create bootable installation USB drive for Windows 10

Windows 10 makes it really easy to create your own bootable installation USB drive, which is really handy if you need to perform a clean install or troubleshoot your PC.

First, you'll need to make sure that you have an 8GB or larger USB drive available - as the Windows 10 installation files are quite hefty. Once you've got this to hand, visit the following URL (https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10) and click the "download tool now" button. This will...
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Hi dustywoodworker,

you can use the created USB stick on multiple computers, it is not restricted to one PC only!. :):):) Make sure that you select the correct version of W10 for the intended computer (Home, Pro etc) when installing, if you had Home on it before, select Home, if you had Pro, select that, you will get the chance to select the version you have a key for during the install process!.:):):)

See also if doing an install on a PC that previously had W10 on it:

https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/re-install-w10-and-keep-your-files-app-data-intact.15825/ :):):)

see also: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/get-windows-10?step=Win10OSQuestion2 :):):)
 
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Thank You. This has been very helpful. I will be doing full backups and images of both computers but for future clarity, I will be doing this using separate storage media.

My own debate now is external HDs or flash drives.
 

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