How to Convert Windows 10 ISO to USB Flash Drive?

September 30, 2015

To convert Windows 10 ISO to a USB flash drive makes a big convenient that you can bring the Windows 10 system everywhere and use it in any computer.

About Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft recently. As the latest Windows OS, Windows 10 is divided into 7 different versions, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Professional, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise, and Windows 10 loT Core. They all have great wonderful features, but only Windows 10 Enterprise has the tool Windows To Go, which you can convert Windows 10 ISO to USB flash drive.

Window To Go

Windows To Go is a tool snap-in Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise edition. Now, it is still exists in Windows 10 Enterprise. Windows To Go can bring the operating system to an external hard drive or a USB flash drive. With this bootable external hard drive or USB flash drive, you can take your Windows OS in everywhere and use your Windows system in every computer as long as you boot the computer from the USB flash drive.

But Windows To Go of Windows 10/8/8.1 has many limitations. First, only the Enterprise edition snap-in this tool. Second, if you want to transfer Windows 10 ISO to USB, the USB flash drive must be certified by Microsoft, and those Windows To Go Certified Drives all start at 32 GB of storage space. But what if you want to convert other Windows 10 ISO to USB? What if you don’t have a Microsoft-certified USB flash drive?

How to convert Windows 10 ISO to USB flexible?

To convert Windows 10 ISO to USB flexible, find a third-party software is necessary. AOMEI Partition Assistant is a great powerful disk manager. It has a function called Windows To Go Creator for Windows 8/8.1 in previously. With Windows 10 coming, it upgrades and the Windows To Go Creator is suitable for Windows 10, too.

Using Windows To Go Creator of AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can move the Windows ISO to USB in a few steps without those limitations. You can make a Windows To Go for any Windows 10 editions to any USB flash drive(at least 13 GB).

The steps to convert Windows 10 ISO to USB flash drive with Windows To Go Creator:

Before you do, you need to prepare something for it.

You need to prepare or create a Windows 10 ISO file. You can extract it to a proper place with WIM.

You need a 13 GB or larger USB flash drive. AOMEI Partition Assistant supports both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. But considering USB 2.0 port will take a lot of time while creating, you’d better use USB 3.0.

Step1. Plug the USB flash drive you prepared before and make sure it can be detected by the machine.

Step2. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro, and it will show you its main interface. Click Windows To Go Creator at the left panel to open the Windows To Go Creator Wizard.

Windows to Go  Creator

Step3. It Will show you Windows 8/10 To Go, and you just select the USB drive and click Refresh, then select the Windows 10 ISO file by clicking Browse. Click Proceed.

It will pop-out a window to remind you that it will format the USB flash drive. Confirming the information, click Yes, and it will start from extracting the WIM file.

Start Creating

Just wait till process finished, the Windows 10 ISO will move to the USB flash drive successfully.

The AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro needs you pay for it. You can download the free edition AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Both of them can convert Windows 10 ISO to USB flash drive with Windows To Go Creator. Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a good software for managing disks, such as resize partition, move partition, merge partitions, etc.