Create #Windows 10 bootable USB drive using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker


Windows 10 updates comes as Windows update service, but in case if you have downloaded the ISO image of the Windows 10 installation media, you might want to create a bootable USB device from it for fresh installation.

 

You can easily create this bootable device from the ISO image using the ZOTAC WinUSB Maker, which is available freely. In this post we will discuss how to do it. Continue to read more.

 

 

ZOTAC WinUSB Maker utility allows you to easily create bootable flash drive. The drag-and-drop utility makes creating bootable flash drives quick and painless. You just have to drag the destination and source into the ZOTAC WinUSB Maker and click start. The utility will do the rest of the things for you.

 

Prerequisite

Here are some prerequisite that you need before starting with this process:

    • ZOTAC WinUSB Maker [Direct Link]
    • The ISO image file of the Windows 10 on your system
    • A minimum of 4 GB removable drive (USB) for Windows 10 operating system
    • Windows XP or higher with .NET Framework 4.0 installed

Once all the above prerequisites are ready, we can start with creating the bootable Windows 10 USB device which you can use to install the Win10 OS on multiple systems without burning it on DVDs. This process is faster and there is a less chance of failure and corruption of the installation media.

 

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Once you have the prerequisite available your system, connect your USB pen drive and launch the ZOTAC WinUSB Maker. It has three tabs to perform the complete operation. Here is the home tab (Welcome Screen), where you have to tell the utility to use the specific USB drive. It’s just a drag & drop operation; just drag the drive from the explorer on to the USB icon shown in the screen and the tool will automatically detect it.

 

Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Device using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

Now, it will move to the next tab/screen, where you need to provide the ISO image path. It also uses drag & drop operation. From the explorer window, drag the Windows 10 ISO image on top of the Windows icon.

 

Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Device using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

And, this will detect the OS installation media available in the ISO. The tool supports Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / Server, but can also supports Windows 10 (I have checked that). Don’t worry about the detected OS name, it just shows a generic name there.

 

Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Device using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

Next click on the “Make USB Bootable” button to proceed to the next screen. It will show you a warning message as it will go to format your USB device before creating it bootable. If you are OK with formatting the drive, click “Yes”.

 

Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Device using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

Next few minutes, it will extract the ISO in the USB device and make it bootable. Please keep patience while it is progressing with it’s job. Few files will take significant time due to size of those files. Keep an eye on the Status to know the progress.

 

Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Device using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

Once done, it will show you a success message in the screen. Click OK and your bootable media with Windows 10 is ready to use.

 

Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Device using ZOTAC WinUSB Maker (www.kunal-chowdhury.com)

 

Once done, you can use this bootable USB device to boot your systems and proceed with the Windows 10 installation process. I hope that, this post will help you to create the bootable Windows 10 Installation USB media using the free ZOTAC WinUSB Maker tool.

 

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8 comments

  1. Hi, thank you for the guide but how do I have to set the BIOS priority and other specifics such as UEFI and so on?

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  2. this app doesn't work if I want install win 10

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    1. This works. Please let me know, what issue you are facing.

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  3. It doesn't boot stuck on a black screen with an underscore blinking on top left corner of the screen

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  4. It doesn't boot stuck on a black screen with an underscore blinking on top left corner of the screen

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  5. You do not have to Activate Windows 10

    Perhaps one of the little unknown secrets about a Windows 10 installation is that you do not need to use a product key during the process.

    Oh, Windows 10 prompts you for it, twice in fact. However, in both cases you can hit the little 'Skip for now' button and let Windows 10 install. It is tiny, but it is there.
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    So what happens? Nothing. Windows 10 Home or Pro is installed, and you can use it. There are just two limitations that I have come across:

    Watermark on the lower right-hand corner saying Activate Windows
    You cannot use anything under Personalization e.g. change wallpaper, accent colors, lock screen, themes, etc. All options are there, they are just grayed out and inaccessible

    Other than this you have a fully-functional Windows 10 OS. There are no nag prompts either and yes, you get all system updates (at least for the year).

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  6. works fine so far i extracted a iso file on hardrive and drag all files to the usb , after 5 minutes its ready, pretty easy and yes i saw the os-type apear as win6 lol , no worry about it.
    will try instal from the usb drive coming days.
    btw its an 16gb takems flashdrive i use.

    - so far exelent program what makes life easyer !

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