To put Windows 10 on USB stick

put windows 10 USB key
put windows 10 USB key

This tutorial explains how to put Windows 10 on a USB key bootable from any computer. Indeed, a USB key is much faster than a DVD player, use will be smooth and fast.

To put Windows 10 on a USB key, you will need to equip yourself with a USB key with at least 16 GB of USB 3.0 storage space and the FlashBoot tool.

FlashBoot is software allowing the creation of bootable USB keys so that you will be able to use Windows 10 from this medium.

How to put Windows 10 on a USB stick?

  • First of all, download the ISO of Windows 10. Next download the FlashBoot utility.
  • Insert a USB key (16GB or more) into the computer. Open Flashboot. In the first page of the program wizard, click "Next".
  • Choose "Full OS -> USB" from the main menu.
  • Choose "Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 (for UEFI based computers)" in this menu and click "Next".
  • Click on the three small dots and specify the file ISO image Windows 10 that you downloaded previously and then click “Next”.
  • In the drop-down menu that appears, select the USB key to use and click Next again.

  • Finally check the summary information and click on Format Now.

The installation process of Windows 10 on a USB key can take several tens of minutes, or even several hours. Be patient and let the software run until the installation is complete.

The bootable USB storage device is ready for use. Click OK to exit.

How to use Windows 10 from a USB stick?

To start Windows 10 from your USB key, you will need to access the BIOS of your machine and modify the order of priority for booting the machine. The handling may differ from one PC to another.

In the case of an HP PC here is how to change the boot order:

  • As soon as your operating system boots, hold down the "F2" key to enter the BIOS.
  • Press the RIGHT ARROW directional key to select Boot.
  • Press the DOWN ARROW key to select Boot Order.
  • Use the F5 or F6 key to change the order.
  • Press the F10 key to save the changes and restart the computer.