Microsoft released 12 editions of Windows 10. Windows 10 Pro is the most-wanted edition due to its attractive features for professionals and businessmen. It is different from the Win 10 Home and has more advanced features.
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Methods to Create Bootable USB Flash Drive (Installation Guide)
Before moving to the installation process, create a bootable USB flash drive of Windows 10 Pro. It’s important because you have an ISO file. Convert the ISO image into an executable file to install Windows.
Method 1: Create Bootable USB via Microsoft’s Tool
Most of the users want to follow an easy and short method. The securest method to create a bootable USB flash drive by using Microsoft’s tool.
- Connect a 4GB USB flash drive with a PC.
- Go to the above section to download Windows 10 Home ISO image.
- (Check whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit system and download the right version)
- Click Here to download “Windows 10 Installation Media.”
- Double-click the downloaded tool to start the installation.
- Once it’s over, click to the tool to launch it.
- Click “Accept” to accept the terms and conditions.
- Now, select the option “Create Installation Media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC.”
- Click “Next” from the next window.
- Select your desired language, Windows 10 edition (Home), Architecture and click “Next” to proceed.
- Now, click the “USB flash drive/DVD” option from here. (If you can’t see any option, refresh the page to view it).
- Here, click the “Removable USB flash drive or DVD” and click “Next.”
- Your bootable USB flash drive is ready.
- Connect it with PC and restart it to start the installation process.
Method 2: Create a Bootable Disk Via Rufus
If you want to use a straightforward method, use Rufus. It’s a third-party tool but works swiftly to convert the ISO image into a bootable file. Even a newbie can use it easily. With a few clicks, you can create a bootable USB flash drive with this tool.
- Download Rufus from here.
- Double-click to the downloaded file to install it.
- Now, open the tool.
- Go to the above section and download Windows 10 Home ISO file in USB flash drive.
- In Rufus, click the option “Create a Bootable USB Drive.”
- Now, click “Browse” to look for Windows 10 Home ISO file and click “Next” once you have selected ISO.
- Click “Start” and select “Windows 10 Home ISO” to start the process.
- Rufus starts converting the ISO image into a bootable “.exe” file.
- Within a few minutes, your bootable USB flash drive is ready.
- Now, plug in USB with PC where you want to install Windows 10 Home.
- Reboot the system to start the installation.
Method 3: Create a Bootable USB via Command Prompt (Detailed Method)
Some expert users don’t want to use any tool to create a bootable USB flash drive. For them, I am using a detailed method by using the Command Prompt. It’s not a complicated method, but a bit lengthy.
Follow the steps below carefully to create a bootable USB via Command Prompt (Administrator)
- Go to the above section and download the Windows 10 Home ISO image.
- Connect a 4GB USB flash drive with a PC.
- Open the “Start” menu right-click on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator” from the context menu.
- In Command Prompt (Admin), type “diskpart” to launch Disk Management Utility tool. (Press “Enter” key after typing every command.)
- Now, type another command “list disk” to view the list of available disks.
- Type the command “select disc #” to select one disk for installation. I have written “#”, but you need to replace it with a disc name.
- Now, type “clean” to clean your USB drive and press “Enter.”
- Create a bootable partition by typing the command “Create partition primary.”
- Now, type “select partition 1” to select a partition, and type “Active” to active that partition. (Don’t forget pressing “Enter” key after every command.)
- Here, type “format fs=NTFS quick” to make your USB drive bootable.
- Type the command “assign” to assign a letter like X, Y or Z to the USB drive.
- Now type “exit” to quit the tool.
- Give the next command “PowerShell Mount-DiskImage –ImagePath “C:\path\to\Windows10.iso” here. Add here the right path to Windows 10 Home ISO.
- Type “diskpart” and press Enter to open diskpart.
- Here, type “list volume” to know the drive name for Windows 10 Home ISO file.
- Now, type “exit” to close the tool.
- Type the drive where you have stored ISO file like type “E:” here.
- Now, type another command “cd boot.”
- Type “bootsect /nt60 X:” here.
- Now give another command to copy the ISO file “xcopy G:\*.* X:\ /E /F /H.” The term “XCOPY” shows a copy of the ISO file.
- That’s all. Now, your Windows 10 bootable USB drive is ready to use.
- Close Command Prompt Administrator.
- Reboot the system and select the option “Boot from USB” when it appears on the screen.
- You will notice the system has started loading the files.
- Here, you need to select the language, Time Zone and other settings.
- Click the option “I Agree to the License Terms” to move ahead.
- Here, select “Custom” if you want to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro. If you want to keep the current data and documents, select “Upgrade.”
- Now, select the drive where you want to save the Windows 10 Pro. If you want to delete the old version of Windows, click on the “Delete” option otherwise, skip it and move ahead.
- The system starts loading the required files. You will see the whole process of installation in percentage.
- Type a name for your computer.
- Here, add a network. Skip this option if you want to add the network later.
- Now, your Windows 10 Pro is ready to use.
Windows 10 Pro Features
Microsoft released it with all the necessary tools and programs required by professionals. So, they don’t need to download third-party apps and tools to enhance their productivity. Besides the basic features like Windows Hello, Device encryption, updated security, internet protection, and secure boot, it has some advanced features. Let’s have an overview of important features of Windows 10 Pro.
The smooth connectivity is always the priority of everyone. This edition of Windows comes with smooth connectivity.
BitLocker and BitLocker Pro bring a perfect and secure disk-encryption. You can use it not only for the encryption of your hard disk drive but also for the encryption of external drives such as USB drive, etc.
Windows Information Protection brings complete protection to the enterprise apps and data on your devices from accidental leaks. It also protects data on the personal devices of employees they bring to the office.
Client Hyper-V is the built-in feature of Windows 10 Pro. It is the virtualization solution for the users who need to work on virtual machines. So, you do not need to install additional software.
Windows 10 Mobile Device Management (MDM) brings a revolutionary cloud management instead of using the traditional PC management process.
Group Policy allows you to manage your PC, user accounts and groups. You can access files and printers easily by using it.
The improved Cortana brings the best search results for the users. The search has been categorized now. Cortana comes with the Search Tiles such as “Apps, Settings, Tools, etc. The specialized search function allows you to search more easily.
You don’t need to download third-party apps that may be risky for your system. Microsoft Store for Business brings all necessary apps. Find your desired apps and use them to enhance your productivity.
Assigned Access allows you to run various apps and keep the individual identities separate and secure.
Dynamic Provisioning brings great ease in turning a new PC into a productive organization device with the least effort and time.
The battery saver in Windows 10 Pro adds another start to its ranking. It keeps you connected on a lower usage of battery and so, you keep working for long hours in the same battery power.
Windows Update for Business feature helps reduce management costs. You can control update deployments by using it. It brings more efficient updates and the latest innovation of Microsoft.
The improved screen capture utility allows you to capture only a particular part of the screen instead of capturing the entire screen.