How to create a bootable Windows 10 USB stick from an ISO image

If you have downloaded an ISO image from the Microsoft website and want to create a bootable USB tick from this image you can follow the following steps:

  • Open the Command Prompt window
  • Use the “diskpart” command to open the partitioning software. You may need to accept a UAC prompt to continue.
  • Use the “list disk” command to view the list of all the storage devices attached to your device.
  • Identify the disk number of the USB drive that you are using. To make it easy, just look at the size column to identify it by its capacity. Also, it is typically the last one listed.
  • Use the “select disk X” command to select the USB drive. Replace X with the disk number you found earlier.
  • Use the “clean” command to erase the USB drive.
  • Use the “create partition primary” command to create a primary partition on it.
  • Use the “select partition 1” command to select it.
  • Use the “active” command to make the primary partition active.
  • Use the “format fs=fat32 quick” command to quickly format the primary partition as a FAT32 drive.
  • Use the “assign” command to assign a letter to USB drive’s primary partition.
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