How to create a Windows 10 installation USB drive to install Windows 10 on UEFI computers?

Updated on May 21, 2022 by Admin to Windows Installation USB Creator

This tutorial will show you how to create a Windows 10 installation USB drive to install Windows 10 on UEFI computers, mainly including the following aspects:

Background knowledge

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 UEFI computers that don't have a DVD drive, we can use a USB drive to install the Windows 10 operating system.

How to download Windows 10 installation ISO?

Typically, we download Windows 10 installation ISO from the Microsoft's official website (We do not recommend that you download Windows 10 installation ISOs from third-party websites) 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, you can follow the below steps to create a bootable Windows 10 installation USB drive with Hasleo WinToUSB. To help you download the official Windows 10 installation ISO, we wrote the following tutorial, click for details.
How to download Windows 10 installation ISO from Microsoft's official website?

 

Tutorial to create a Windows 10 installation USB drive to install Windows 10 on UEFI computers.

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 create a Windows 10 installation USB drive and then install Windows 10 form the USB drive.

Step 1. Download Windows 10 installation ISO, connect the USB flash drive to the computer, and then run Hasleo WinToUSB.

Step 2. Click "Tools" > "Windows Installation USB Creator".

Tools Windows Installation USB Creator

Step 3. Click the Browse Icon button and select the Windows installation ISO from the open dialog box.

Select Windows Installation ISO

Step 4. Select the USB drive in the drop-down list. If your 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. 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 5. Click "Yes". After clicking "Yes", Hasleo 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 6. After successfully formated the USB drive, click "OK", Hasleo WinToUSB begins creating the Winddows installation USB drive.

Create Windows Installation USB drive

Step 7. Click "OK" when the creation is complete.

Windows Installation USB Creation complete

Step 8. 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

 

Summary

As you can see, follow these simple steps, you can create a Windows 10 installation USB drive from Windows 10 installation ISO with Hasleo WinToUSB easily, and then use the USB drive to install Windows 10 on UEFI computers. In fact, the Windows 10 installation USB drive creating with Hasleo 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.

As a professional bootable Windows USB drive creation tool, you can not only use WinToUSB to create a Windows 10 installation USB drive, but also install full-featured Windows to a USB drive as portable Windows 10 USB drive.

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.