How to Create UEFI Boot USB of Windows 10?

April 4, 2019

In this article, you can learn how to create Windows bootable USB stick with supporting UEFI or BIOS, thus you can boot computer without OS or with corrupted OS.

Scenario

“I have a Windows 10 based Dell computer with UEFI boot mode. Now I want to create Windows 10 bootable USB and manage to boot my computer from it. Nevertheless, I don’t know what I should do? Is there anyone can give me detailed tutorial on making UEFI boot USB of Windows 10?”

Create UEFI Bootable USB of Windows 10 via Diskpart

The first way to create Windows 10 bootable USB stick with supporting UEFI boot mode is to use Diskpart utility. Detailed steps are given below:

Notices:Before operation, you should prepare an ISO file; all data on the USB drive will be erased, you can backup files at first if you don’t want to lose them.

Step1. Insert your USB to the Windows 10 computer and ensure that it can be detected.

Step 2. Run Diskpart as administrator. Press Windows +R at the same time, input diskpart and hit Enter key.

Step 3. In Diskpart interface, run commands as follows:

  • list disk

  • select disk n

  • clean

  • create partition primary

  • format fs=fat32 quick

  • assign letter =x

  • active

  • exit

PS.:

  • “n” refers to disk number of your USB drive; x is one of the available drive letters that can be assigned to the partition.

  • If you want to create Legacy bootable USB drive, replace format fs=fat32 with format fs=ntfs.

Step 4. Place your prepared custom image onto the root of the USB flash drive and if the USB drive is showing as Removable Disk in File Explorer, only one primary partition can be created on it.

After creating Legacy or UEFI boot USB drive of Windows 10 via Diskpart utility, you can insert the USB to the computer that you need to install operating system and boot from the USB drive to perform Windows installation.

Create Bootable USB of Windows 10 via 3rd party USB maker tool

The second way on creating bootable USB stick of Windows 10 is to employ a reliable and easy-to-use third party USB maker tool – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It can create Windows 10/8/7 bootable USB drive with backing both UEFI and BIOS boot mode. Free download it and do as the following steps:

Warning: This process will erase all data on USB drive.

Step 1. Install it according to prompts and run it. Click Make Bootable Media under Wizards and click Next.

Make Bootable Media

Step 2. On this page, choose USB Boot Device and select USB drive. Then, click Proceed.

Choose USB Drive

Step 3. Click Yes to continue. When the process completes, click Finish.

Finish

With the bootable USB drive created by AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can rebuild MBR or check & fix errors to repair boot failure if your operating system is unbootable, it also allows you to reformat system hard drive, delete C drive and more.

Notes:

  • If you doesn’t have USB stick like USB flash drive but have CD/DVD, you can choose Burn to CD/DVD in Step 2.

  • Upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, you can enjoy more advanced functions, including converting dynamic disk into basic, recovering lost partition and etc.

Wrap Things up

It’s not rather tough task to create Legacy or UEFI boot USB of Windows 10 using Diskpart utility or third party software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. You can choose one to make bootable USB based on your own specific situation.