Creating a Windows 10 bootable USB drive is a fairly simple process and something you should definitely do if you own a Windows computer.

There are several methods to create a media to install Windows 10 from USB if you have a newer firmware type. For instance, you can use the Media Creation Tool to download the installation files onto a removable drive with support for both UEFI and legacy BIOS.

You can use installation media (a USB flash drive or DVD) to install a new copy of Windows, perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows 10.

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  • Double-click the MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe file to open the tool.
  • Click the Accept button to agree to the Microsoft terms.
  • Select the Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC option.
  • Click the Next button.
  • (Optional) Clear the Use the recommended options for this PC option.
  • Select the correct language, architecture, and edition of Windows 10.
  • Quick tip: If you’ll be installing Windows 10 on multiple computers running 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, then use the “Architecture” drop-down menu and select the Both option.
  • Click the Next button.
  • Select the USB flash drive option.
  • Click the Next button
  • Select the removable drive from the list. (If you don’t see the drive, click the Refresh drive list option.)
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  • Click the Next button.
  • Click the Finish button.

Once you complete the steps, the tool will download the required files and create a bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 10 installation files with support for UEFI and BIOS.