Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10  

Page 47 of 62 FirstFirst ... 37454647484957 ... LastLast
  1. inwell's Avatar
    Posts : 92
    Win10 Pro
       #460

    Brink said:
    If Image option is not available, it will be Standard Windows Installation by default, so no worries.
    If its not the Standard Windows Installation,what other options are there usually ?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Matthew Wai said:
    I have no idea why you did not get it. My version is the same as yours as shown below:
    Is that option has something to do with actual ISO image selected for bootable usb creation ? The way inage is created ?
    Just for reference,the image I got from MS contains all the 64 Win10 editions in one ISO .
      My Computers

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,333
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #461

    inwell said:
    If its not the Standard Windows Installation,what other options are there usually ?
    Usually, you would have an option to create a bootable "Windows To Go" usb instead. Basically to install and run Windows 10 on the USB flash drive.
      My Computers

  3. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,085
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #462

    inwell said:
    Is that option has something to do with actual ISO image selected for bootable usb creation ? The way inage is created ?
    The ISO image shown in my previous screenshot was downloaded directly from Microsoft servers via TechBench by WZT (v4.1.1). If I select another ISO image, "Image option" will not be available as shown below:
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10-image-option-unavailable.jpg
      My Computer

  4. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,085
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #463

    @Brink, would you consider adding the option of using Win10XPE to install Windows 10? I found the following advantages:

    1. Both UEFI and Legacy BIOS are supported by a bootable Win10XPE USB device.
    2. The Windows ISO file can be put onto any separate NTFS partition, including one on the same Win10XPE USB device.
    3. Multiple ISO files can be put onto the same NTFS partition as long as it has enough free space.
    4. Personal files can be put onto the same FAT32 Win10XPE partition because Win10XPE occupies no more than 1 GB (if no optional applications have been integrated into it).
    5. The personal files will remain unchanged even if a newer version of Win10XPE is copied onto the FAT32 partition afterward because no formatting/installation is required.
    6. Win10XPE can be used to repair Windows 10 if anything untoward has happened.
    7. Kyhi, a co-author of Win10XPE, is always eager to answer users' questions on TenForums.
      My Computer

  5. Kyhi's Avatar
    Posts : 3,549
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #464

    Thanks Matt... But for this Tutorial - Using Win10XPE would stand to complicate things...
    I think it Best that Win10XPE stand on its own merit...
    But as you kindly pointed out there are other resources made available in this forum...
      My Computer

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,333
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #465

    Matthew Wai said:
    @Brink, would you consider adding the option of using Win10XPE to install Windows 10? I found the following advantages:

    1. Both UEFI and Legacy BIOS are supported by a bootable Win10XPE USB device.
    2. The Windows ISO file can be put onto any separate NTFS partition, including one on the same Win10XPE USB device.
    3. Multiple ISO files can be put onto the same NTFS partition as long as it has enough free space.
    4. Personal files can be put onto the same FAT32 Win10XPE partition because Win10XPE occupies no more than 1 GB (if no optional applications have been integrated into it).
    5. The personal files will remain unchanged even if a newer version of Win10XPE is copied onto the FAT32 partition afterward because no formatting/installation is required.
    6. Win10XPE can be used to repair Windows 10 if anything untoward has happened.
    7. Kyhi, a co-author of Win10XPE, is always eager to answer users' questions on TenForums.
    Kyhi said:
    Thanks Matt... But for this Tutorial - Using Win10XPE would stand to complicate things...
    I think it Best that Win10XPE stand on its own merit...
    But as you kindly pointed out there are other resources made available in this forum...
    Win10XPE is a fine program, but it does seem that it would complicate creating a simple bootable Windows 10 installation USB when there are far more easier options to use for this specific purpose.
      My Computers

  7. inwell's Avatar
    Posts : 92
    Win10 Pro
       #466

    The only drawback in mixing PE with the installer will be wasting an additional few minutes before installation as the USB will ALWAYS boot in PE mode first. Booting directly to installation process won't be available.
    Last edited by inwell; 24 Feb 2020 at 01:30.
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 117
    Windows 10
       #467

    I never understood so please take it easy on me,so lets say I want to make an installation over Rufus for my old laptops 2012-2013 year who have simple phoenix BIOS I think so.
    What do I choose under Partition Scheme?
    And what do I choose under Target System?
    So I just checked this laptop is formatted as MBR so I choose MBR and make an installation.
    But with that USB memory stick installation of W10 I can not use it lets say on my desktop PC which has UEFI BIOS,correct me if I am wrong?
    One thing what I never understood last week I went to my friend to format and install W10,and he has UEFI BIOS,so normally I probably chose GPT in Rufus when I made installation on USB.
    But when we came to a step when to format drives I got a message that Windows needs to me be in MBR,something like that,I forgot,so I got confused because he has UEFI BIOS.
    Please help me?
    Basically I need to know if I need to have 2 separate installations (2 USB memory sticks),one set as MBR in Rufus for older laptops,and other set as GPT for desktops with UEFI,right?
    But what do I choose as Target System?
    So confused.
      My Computer

  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,333
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #468

    frozensun said:
    I never understood so please take it easy on me,so lets say I want to make an installation over Rufus for my old laptops 2012-2013 year who have simple phoenix BIOS I think so.
    What do I choose under Partition Scheme?
    And what do I choose under Target System?
    So I just checked this laptop is formatted as MBR so I choose MBR and make an installation.
    But with that USB memory stick installation of W10 I can not use it lets say on my desktop PC which has UEFI BIOS,correct me if I am wrong?
    One thing what I never understood last week I went to my friend to format and install W10,and he has UEFI BIOS,so normally I probably chose GPT in Rufus when I made installation on USB.
    But when we came to a step when to format drives I got a message that Windows needs to me be in MBR,something like that,I forgot,so I got confused because he has UEFI BIOS.
    Please help me?
    Basically I need to know if I need to have 2 separate installations (2 USB memory sticks),one set as MBR in Rufus for older laptops,and other set as GPT for desktops with UEFI,right?
    But what do I choose as Target System?
    So confused.
    Hello frozensun,

    If you like, you could use step 6 in option 2 with Rufus to create a Windows 10 installation USB that can be used to install Windows 10 with either UEFI or Legacy BIOS.

    This way it will be universal for both.
      My Computers


  10. Posts : 117
    Windows 10
       #469

    Brink said:
    Hello frozensun,

    If you like, you could use step 6 in option 2 with Rufus to create a Windows 10 installation USB that can be used to install Windows 10 with either UEFI or Legacy BIOS.

    This way it will be universal for both.
    Yes but what do I set in Rufus option MBR or GPT?It depends in what system is disk formatted right?
    This laptop is formatted with MBR,so I'll choose MBR.
    But maybe my desktop is formatted with GPT.
    So basically I need to have 2 separate USB W10 installations,right?One for GPT other for MBR?
      My Computer


 
Page 47 of 62 FirstFirst ... 37454647484957 ... LastLast

Tutorial Categories

Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums