How to Boot from a USB Drive on Windows 10 PCs?

Burning operating system ISO images to a disc is a thing of the past. Because most PCs can now boot from USB, updating and installing Windows via a USB flash drive is easier and more convenient. You might be interested in learning how to Boot from a USB Drive on Windows 10 PCs if your PC doesn't have an optical drive for reading DVDs or Blu-Rays but does have a bootable USB drive.

As you may know, an operating system is essential for keeping your computer systems running. It aids in the processing and managing of your computer's memory, software, and hardware. It also lets you communicate with the computer to perform chores that aren't visible to people.

Although an older operating system does not imply your machine is doomed, you will ultimately lose access to security updates and support. Therefore, in most circumstances, upgrading is in your best interest.

USB drive:

Just like any other DIY project, you'll need to prepare with the necessary knowledge and materials before booting from your USB drive.

To begin, you'll need a USB flash drive with at least 16GB of storage space, which should provide you with some breathing room in terms of storage. However, a 32GB USB drive would be even better for this project if you have the money.


To use the Windows 10 operating system, you'll need to get a license. You can either buy a Windows license outright or utilize one already in your account. After that, configure the USB device with Windows 10 using a Windows USB application.

One disadvantage of launching Windows 10 from a USB device is that it will be slower than installed on your standard hard disc. However, if you're looking for a fresh operating system, it's still a viable option.

How to Boot from USB Windows 10 - 

If your computer doesn't have an optical drive for reading DVDs or Blu-Rays but does have a bootable USB drive, you might want to learn how to boot it up using that drive. But, again, you can utilize a variety of methods.

1. To Make your PC Boot from a USB Flash Drive, Use Windows 10's Settings.

Begin by inserting the bootable USB flash drive into a computer's USB port. Then, go to Update & Security in the Settings app.

Select Recovery on the left, then scroll to the Advanced starting section on the right side of the window. Click or press the Restart now button in it.

After Windows 10 restarts, you'll be given a choice to "Choose an alternative." "Use a device" can be accessed by clicking or tapping on it.

Then, including the USB flash drive you plugged in, you should get a list of all the devices from which your computer may boot. It can be selected by clicking or tapping on it.

After that, your computer restarts and boots from the USB flash drive you selected.

2. Select the USB Flash Drive as the First Boot Option from the Boot Menu.

If you're lucky, all you have to do to boot from a USB flash drive is select it from your BIOS's Boot Menu, independent of the operating system installed on your computer. Then, check if your USB flash drive is bootable before inserting it into any USB port on your computer.

After that, turn on your computer (or restart it if it is on). When the BIOS/UEFI screen shows, hit the appropriate key(s) to access the Boot Menu after turning it on. Most computer makers utilize the F8, F9, F10, or F11 keys, and many computers display the Boot Menu key(s) immediately after turning on.

If you're still having trouble, look through the documentation for your computer's motherboard or device maker. The Boot Menu access key(s) should be mentioned in their user manuals.

When the Boot Menu displays on your screen, select the USB flash drive you wish to boot from and click Enter on your keyboard. It's worth noting that the USB flash drive might have various names based on the PC or motherboard manufacturer's preferences. For example, some refer to it as a removable device, while others refer to it as a USB-HDD, and so on.

The system should boot from the USB flash drive when you press Enter.

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