How to install Windows 10 from USB with UEFI support?

October 22, 2018, Posted by Admin to Windows installation USB Creator

With the rapid development of storage technology, especially the rapid popularity of disks with a capacity greater than 2T, computers sold on the market now use Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) instead of using the legacy Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) firmware as the motherboard firmware to support larger disks, and most computers no longer provide a DVD drive. The popularity of UEFI and the lack of DVD drives make it difficult to install Windows because most users don't even know what UEFI is, and they only know how to install Windows from DVD drive. Don't worry, on a computer that doesn't have a DVD drive, we can use a USB drive to install Windows operating system with support UEFI. We know that Windows 10 is currently the most popular Windows operating system, so in this tutorial, we'll walk you through the steps to install Windows 10 from USB with UEFI support using WinToUSB.

Typically, we download Windows 10 installation ISO from the Microsoft's website or purchase a Windows 10 installation DVD from a reseller. If we only have a Windows 10 installation DVD, we need to convert the DVD to Windows installation ISO. After you have a Windows 10 installation ISO, please follow the below steps for creating a bootable Windows 10 installation USB media with WinToUSB.

Tips: If you want to install/reinstall Windows onto a HDD/SSD drive without using a CD/DVD/USB drive, or clone your current Windows OS installation to a HDD/SSD drive, please try WinToHDD.


Tutorial to install Windows 10 from USB with UEFI support.

Step 1. Connect the destination USB flash drive to the computer with an installed copy of WinToUSB.

Step 2. Run WinToUSB as administrator.

Step 3. Click "Tools" > "Windows Installation USB Creator".

Tools Windows Installation USB Creator

Step 4. Click the Browse Icon button and select the Windows installation ISO from the open dialog box.

Select Windows Installation ISO

Step 5. Select the USB drive in the drop-down list. If your USB drive is not correctly recognized by WinToUSB, you need to click the Refresh Icon button for the program to recognize the USB drive. After you select the USB drive, a pop-up will appear asking you if you want to format it to continue.

Format the USB drive

Step 6. Click "Yes". After clicking "Yes", WinToUSB begins formatting. Please wait until that format operation is complete.

Format USB drive

Tips: If you have formatted the wrong USB drive, you can use our Free Data Recovery Software Hasleo Data Recovery to recover your lost files.

Step 7. After successfully formated the USB drive, click "OK", WinToUSB begins creating the Winddows installation USB drive.

Create Windows Installation USB drive

Step 8. Click "OK" when the creation is complete.

Windows Installation USB Creation complete

Step 9. Now connect the USB drive to the computer where you want to install Windows 10, change BIOS to boot from the USB drive to install Windows 10.

change BIOS to boot from USB


As you can see, follow these simple steps, you can create a Windows 10 installation USB drive from an ISO image with WinToUSB easily, and then use the USB drive to install Windows 10 with UEFI support. In fact, the Windows 10 installation USB drive creating with WinToUSB supports installing Windows 10 on both Traditional BIOS and UEFI computers with the same USB drive. Isn't it amazing? If you still don't believe it, please download and try it.