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Home / 22 Sept 2012 / Updated: 29 Jan 2017

Install Windows from a USB Flash Drive: For faster installation of Windows, the very good method is, if you copy on a USB Flash Drive (flashdrive is faster than pendrive). However, can instal the system from a USB device, where the method is supported by the motherboard of the computer.Check in the BIOS:

For control:

  • Turn on or restart the computer

  • Continually press F2, DEL or CTRL-ALT-ESC button to enter BIOS Setup

  • BIOS window appears

  • Using the keyboard, scroll to the section containing the boot options

  • If the USB device is connected (flash or pendrive), and the BIOS supports, appear on the list (if not shown, is not supported)

For installation:

According to the method described above, enter in the BIOS, and with the keyboard arrow up-down, left-right, set your computer to boot from USB Flash Drive, for installing Windows. Of course, if you install from the DVD, set the DVD writer to be first

Useful Info:

What you need:
  • 1.) - A 4 GB (or larger) flash drive

  • 2.) - Windows 8 or Windows 10 installation DVD disc or ISO file

  • 3.) - Legal Windows 8 or Windows 10 license key

  • 4.) – Rufus ... program

Why is good if you have a legal license key?

In this case, you can download immediately Windows 8.1 system from Microsoft servers, and can be immediately written to a USB drive, without installing any external software

Windows installable from a USB drive

1.) - In Windows DVD disk case:

If you purchased the original Windows through computer store, it is in the form of DVD disk, so you will need to convert in ISO format

By clicking on this link, you will learn how to create an ISO Image from a DVD: Create ISO ...

2.) - In existing Windows ISO case:

We have nothing to do, just download from the internet the free Rufus program, which can be used without installation, and in a few steps to copy the ISO file, created or downloaded from the Internet, on USB drive

Why the small Rufus program?

  • Is unbeatable compared to its competitors. In about 4 minutes complete the task

  • Performs accurate and precise work

  • Can be used without installation

  • Barely 928 KB

Burning Windows ISO on USB flash drive or pendrive:

I did it so:

  • 1.) – I downloaded the Rufus ...

  • 2.) - On a free USB port I introduced a 4GB flash drive, and launched the Rufus program

  • 3.) – Under File System, instead FAT system, I choose for formatting NTFS

  • 4.) – Under New volume label, I typed the volume name (eg Windows 8 or Windows 10)

  • 5.) – Below, near the ISO image, I clicked on the button with the icon of the drive

  • 6.) – In the Explorer window appeared, I looked the ISO file created, and I clicked on button Open

  • 7.) – The Explorer introduced in the Rufus program, after which it appears, bottom, the Start button

  • 8.) – Warning window will appear, that will erase all data on the USB

  • 9.) – I clicked on the OK button and began to extract the ISO file on the flash drive. Ready

  • 10.) – Did not last more than four minutes, including copying

More Details

  • 1.) – Download and install program Rufus ...

  • 2.) - Introduce a flash drive or pendrive (at least 4GB) on a USB port free

  • 3.) – Under File System, instead FAT system choose for formatting, NTFS

choose for formatting NTFS

  • 4.) – Under New volume label, type the volume name (eg Windows 8 or Windows 10)

type the volume name

  • 5.) – Below, near the ISO image, click on the button with the icon of the drive

click on the button with the icon of the drive

  • 6.) – In the Explorer window appeared, locate the ISO file created, and click on the Open Open button

locate the ISO file created

  • 7.) – The Windows Explorer, enter the ISO file in the Rufus program, then, in bottom, click on the Start button

click on the Start

  • 8.) – Warning window will appear, that will erase all data on the USB. Click the OK button

Warning window will appear

  • 9.) – Begin extracting ISO file on the flash drive. Ready

extracting ISO file

  • 9.) – Did not last more than four minutes, including copying

Warning: When done, don't yank the USB drive from the port, because it disappears NTFS format, with the data on it. Click on bottom, right corner, near the clock, on the USB icon with the right mouse button, and from the mouse menu, select Safely Remove link (or similar). If the error occurred yet, here is a description on how to improve or repair your USB drive ...


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