How to Install Windows 10 Using UEFI Bootable USB How to Install Windows 10 Using UEFI Bootable USB

Ultra-thin laptops are very lightweight and portable, and most of them can handle any computing task you throw at them. But the round size comes at the expense of a crucial PC part – the DVD driver. That shouldn’t be a big problem for you except when you need to install Windows 10 or any other OS on your device.

Bata USB Boot UEFI with Windows 10 ISO

The good news is that every PC, big or small, comes with a USB port, giving you another way to upgrade or perform a clean installation of Windows 10 on a device without an optical driver. All you have to do is load Windows and plug your USB stick into a bootable driver to perform the installation on a PC that uses the default input / output system (BIOS) to boot the OS and handling communication between the OS and devices.

However, for those of you with modern PC desktops that use Unified Extended Firmware Interface (UEFI) instead of BIOS, you need a different type of bootable USB driver to install Windows 10.

Installing Windows 10 using USB with UEFI support

The following requirements are required to install Windows 10 using UEFI-bootable USB:

  • Windows 10 ISO image
  • UEFI bootable USB stick with proper shape
  • A USB driver should have at least 8GB of storage
  • Internet connection

Creating a Windows 10 UEFI Bootable Drive with the media creation tool

Microsoft built the Media Creation Tool to help Windows users install the OS on devices without a working DVD driver. This is one of the simplest methods, although there are others worth trying. You can download the latest version of the resource from the Microsoft website.

Take these steps to make a UEFI bootable USB driver for Windows 10:

  1. Back up your USB drive data as you will lose it after the formatting process
  2. Plug your USB stick into your PC
  3. Visit Microsoft Download Windows 10 page
  4. Scroll down to the “Create Windows 10 Media Installation” section of the page and click on the Download tool now link to download the executable file on your laptopInstalling the media creation tool
  5. Run the MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe by double-clicking on it
  6. Accept Microsoft Terms of Use
  7. As soon as it pops up, click on the Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC optionMaking USB Bootable
  8. Click on the The next thing command
  9. Select OS and specific hardware to install. Your preferences depend on factors such as whether you are installing on a 32-bit or 64-bit device. Under Architecture, select the Both option to configure your UEFI bootable driver for one of the architects. Also, select the language and version of Windows that you are installing. System settings
  10. Clean the Use the suggested options for this PC check box if ticked
  11. Click on the The next thing command
  12. Click on the USB flash driver option button Under “Choose which media to use” Select USB Drive
  13. Click on the The next thing command
  14. From the list of removable drivers that comes up, select the USB driver you need in a format for UEFI installation. If the name of your favorite device does not appear, click on the Update drive list option.
  15. Click on the The next thing command
  16. Click Finish

The above processes download and write the Windows 10 ISO file to your USB drive. You can now use the installation media to install Windows 10 on devices with either BIOS or UEFI motherboards.

How To Create A Windows 10 UEFI Bootable USB With Rufus

Rufus comes in handy when you need to quickly create a Windows 10 USB installation driver with ISO. The tool is compatible with several PC platforms, including UEFI and Linux. It has many uses, such as, firmware flashing from ISO or running low-level utilities.

Take these steps to create a UEFI bootable USB driver with Windows 10 ISO:

  1. Insert an 8GB (or higher) flash driver into your PC
  2. Proceed to the Rufus download page
  3. Scroll to the “Downloads” section of the page and select the latest version of Rufus. Downloading Rufus for ISO Writing
  4. Once the file is executable (Rufus-xxexe) on your PC, double click on it to start the installation media creation process
  5. Select target device under “device”
  6. To specify the Windows 10 ISO file under “Boot selection,” click on it SELECT choice on the right side.
  7. Navigate to the folder containing the ISO and click Open to select
  8. Under “Image selection,” navigate to the menu and click on it Windows default installation option
  9. Under “Party Scheme,” select GPT from the drop down list
  10. Choose UEFI (no CSM) from the Target system drop-down list. This selection directs Rufus to create bootable media for a UEFI PC. Buildings Rufus USB Drive
  11. Disable default settings under “Show advanced drive properties”
  12. Go to Shape options share and specify a name for your UEFI bootable driver in the “Volume label” text box
  13. Please do not change the default file system settings and browser size.
  14. Under “Show advanced format options,” turn off the Quick shape and Create labeled and enlarged image files check boxes Rufus drive Shape options
  15. Start the installation media creation process by clicking on the start up command
  16. Click on the all right button to proceed
  17. Choose Close when the writing process is complete

Rufus usually takes about 10 minutes or less to write the Windows 10 ISO to your USB drive. This should not be a sad process since Status bar lets you track the progress of each step of the path. When the ISO writing process is complete, the entire progress bar turns green and displays the word READY.

Congratulations! You now have a bootable USB driver with which you can install or upgrade Windows 10 on a UEFI computer.

With the Rufus software or Microsoft Media Creation Tool, you can quickly format your USB drive into a UEFI bootable driver. You can then use it to install Windows 10 on a PC without a working optical driver.

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