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Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Stick With PowerShell

Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Stick With PowerShell

The days of burning operating system ISO images to a disc are long gone. Today most PCs can boot from USB so it's just easier to update and more convenient to install Windows from a USB flash drive. Another good reason to install this way is the installation speed, which is significantly faster than setup running from an optical drive. Many modern devices do not come with an optical drive. Here is a method you can use to create a bootable USB stick with Windows 10 using PowerShell and a regular Windows 10 ISO image.

How to install Windows 10 from a bootable USB stick

How to install Windows 10 from a bootable USB stick

The days of burning operating system ISO images to a disc are long gone, today most PCs can boot from USB so it's just easier to update and more convenient to install Windows from a USB flash drive. Another good reason to install in this way is the installation speed, which is significantly faster than optical drive setup. Many modern devices do not come with an optical drive. Let's see how to transfer Windows 10 setup to a bootable USB stick. If you are running Windows 8 at this moment, then no third party software is required, but in Windows 7 you need some tool like 7-Zip archiver to extract the Windows 10 ISO file contents.