How to creat Windows 10 installation USB (UEFI-standard)

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UEFI is low-level software that starts running when you start your computer before the operating system is loaded. UEFI is a more modern BIOS version for today’s newer computer systems, supporting larger hard drives, faster boot times, better security and graphical interface, mouse control.

If you are using new firmware, you can also install Windows 10 from USB. You can use Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool or Rufus to create a usb that supports both UEFI and legacy BIOS. In this article, Solutechblog will share with everyone how to create Windows 10 installation USB (UEFI-standard).

Creat Windows 10 installation USB Using the Media Creation Tool

Meida Creation Tool is a tool to download and create creat Windows 10 installation USB from Microsoft. All you need is a USB stick of at least 8gb. If you don’t have it, get up and run to buy it right away, then come back here and perform the following steps:

Step 1: Open the Windows 10 download page .

Step 2: Under “Create Windows 10 installation media”, select Download tool now.

Step 3: Double click on the  MediaCreationToolxxx.exe file. Clicking  Accept  means that you agree to Microsoft’s terms.

Step 4: Select  Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC.

Step 5: Select  Next.

Step 6: Uncheck  Use the recommended options for this PC (if available) .

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Step 7: Change the language, architecture (32 or 64 bit), version of Windows 10 you want.

Small note:  If you install both 64bit and 32bit Windows 10, in the  Architecture  section select  Both.

Step 8: Click Next.

Step 9: Select  USB flash drive.

Step 10: Select  Next. Select your USB. (If you don’t see it, click Refresh drive list )

Step 11. Click  Next then Click  Finish.

Once you complete these steps, the software will download the necessary files and create Windows 10 installation USB flash drive that supports UEFI and BIOS standards.

Use Rufus software to creat Windows 10 installation USB

Rufus can be used to creat Windows 10 installation USB that supports UEFI if the Media Creation Tool fails. The main distinction is that ISO files can still be made with or without Windows. But I’ll demonstrate both for you.

If you have Windows 10 ISO

To create media using a Windows 10 ISO file, you need a USB with at least 8gb of space and follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Rufus homepage. In the “Download” section, select the latest version to download.

Step 2: Double click on the  downloaded Rufus-xxexe  file.

Step 3: In the “Device” section, select the USB you have prepared.

Step 4: In the “Boot selection” section, select  Select .

Step 5: Select the Windows 10 ISO file that you have prepared.

Step 6: Select  Open again.

Step 7: Where “Image option” select  Standard Windows installation.

Step 8: In the “Partition scheme” section select  GPT.

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Step 9: Under “Target system” select  UEFI (non CSM).

Step 10: Select “Show Advanced drive properties” to customize advanced settings.

Step 11: In the “Volume label” section, enter the USB name after creation.

Step 12: The “File system” and “Cluster size” places are the same as in the picture.

Step 13: Select  Show advanced format options.

Step 14: Select “Quick format” and “Create extended label and icon files”.

Step 15: Select  Start.

Step 16: Select  OK  to confirm.

Step 17: When finished, click  Close.

After completing the steps, Rufus will create for you a Windows 10 installation USB with the ISO file you provided.

If you don’t have Windows 10 ISO file

If you don’t have the Windows 10 ISO file, don’t worry. Rufus will automatically download the official Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft to create a USB for you. What you need to do is perform the following steps:

Step 1: Open the Rufus homepage. In the “Download” section, select the latest version to download.

Step 2: Double click on the downloaded Rufus file.

Step 3: In the “Device” section, select your USB (minimum 8gb).

Step 4: In the “Boot selection” section, click the arrow to the right  of Select , select  Download.

Step 5: Click  Download.

Step 6: Select “Version” to select Windows 10.

Step 7: Click  Continue.

Step 8: Select  19H2 (Build 18363.418 – 2019.11) or higher version if desired.

Step 9: Click  Continue.

Step 10: Select “Edition” to choose between 2 versions of  Windows 10 Home/Pro.

Step 11: Click  Continue.

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Step 12: Select “Language” and select the language for Windows 10.

Step 13: Click  Continue.

Step 14: In the “Architecture” section choose  32bit or 64bit.

Step 15: Click  Download.

Step 16: Choose where to save the temporary ISO file from Microsoft.

Step 17: Click  Save.

Step 18: In the “Image options” section select  Standard Windows installation.

Step 19: In the “Partition scheme” section select  GPT.

Step 20: Under “Target system” select  UEFI (non CSM)

Step 21: Do the same as above from step 11 to the end.

After performing the above steps, the software will automatically download the Windows 10 ISO file from the Microsoft homepage. Then it will create you a UEFI standard Windows 10 installation USB. Now that you have a UEFI standard USB, you can reinstall your Windows 10 or update it.


So, In this article, Solutechblog will share with everyone how to create Windows 10 installation USB (UEFI-standard). Hope it useful for you.

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