[Solved] How to create Windows 10 live USB for free?

May 14, 2021, Posted by Admin to Windows live USB Creator

What is Windows live USB?

A Windows live USB is an external hard disk drive or USB flash drive containing a fully-functional Windows operating system that can be booted on any computer. There are many reasons why you may want to use Windows live USB, either because you want to use your familiar Windows work environment on multiple computers, or you want to start Windows from USB to help you retrieve your lost files after Windows crashes. Whatever the reason, Windows live USB does seem to bring us convenience.

Tools can be used to create Windows 10 live USB

If you have heard of Microsoft Windows To Go (WTG), then you will find that it is the official implementation of Windows live USB. Unfortunately, the Windows To Go Creator Wizard officially provided by Microsoft only supports the creation of Windows 10 live USB using Windows Enterprise and Education Edition, and Microsoft announced in 2019 that it will no longer provide this tool in Windows 10. If you do not have or cannot use the Microsoft Windows To Go Creator Wizard, are there other tools that can be used to create a Windows 10 live USB? The answer is yes, here we recommend you to try Hasleo WinToUSB.

Advantages of using Hasleo WinToUSB to create Windows 10 live USB

Hasleo WinToUSB is the world’s first third-party software that can be used to help users create Windows 10 live USB for free, and Hasleo has been insisting on improving it even as Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows To Go. Because of this, Hasleo WinToUSB has a large number of users and has received high ratings, and it has the following advantages:
    1. Use any version of Windows 10 to create Windows 10 live USB
    2. Creation of Windows 10 To Go from an ISO, WIM, ESD, SWM, VHD(X) image file or CD/DVD drive.
    3. Clone existing Windows installation to USB or Thunderbolt drive as Windows 10 live USB.
    4. Creation of Windows 10 live USB on Non-Certified Windows To Go drive.
    4. Support for creating VHD/VHDX-based Windows 10 live USB fo better compatibility.


Tutorial to to create Windows 10 live USB for free with Hasleo WinToUSB - the best free Windows live USB creator.

Step 1. Connect the USB drive to the computer, then run Hasleo WinToUSB.

Step 2. Click the ISO Icon button, then click the Browse Icon button and select the Windows installation ISO file from the open dialog box.

select windows 10 installation iso

Step 3. Hasleo WinToUSB scans for and lists installable operating systems in the Windows installation ISO. Please select the edition of Windows you want to install, then click "Next".

select windows 10 edition

Step 4. Select the destination USB drive in the drop-down list. If the USB drive is not correctly recognized by Hasleo WinToUSB, you need to click the Refresh Icon button for the program to recognize the USB drive.

select USB drive

Step 5. A pop-up will appear asking you if you want to format it to continue, select the partition scheme you want to use and click "Yes" to format it. If you choose "Keep the existing partition scheme", you need to manually prepare the partitions on the USB drive before this step, and here is the user guide on how to manually prepare partitions for Windows To Go. Please note that the "Keep the existing partition scheme" option is valid only for an external disk.

select partition scheme for Windows To Go

Step 6. Select the system partition and boot partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red, then click "Next".

Select target partition icon

Step 7. After clicking "Next", Hasleo WinToUSB begins installing Windows to the USB drive.

installing Windows to USB drive

Step 8. It takes some time to install. After installation restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from your USB drive.

change BIOS to boot from USB

Step 9. Windows normal installation starts up and you have to complete all the installation steps. After that, you can install programs, copy files, etc.

Windows normal installation


As mentioned above, Hasleo WinToUSB is the best tool for creating Windows live USB, you can easily install Windows 10 to a USB drive as Windows 10 live USB in just a few steps.