How to Create A Windows 10 USB Bootable Drive?

October 31, 2018

Using a Windows 10 bootable USB tool to create a bootable USB drive is very convenient for users who would like to use their own system in anywhere.

Need to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive

For this or that reasons, you need to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive. For example, a man who is always on business travel with a laptop would like to create a portable Windows 10/8/7 drive to save him from the heavy baggage. With this portable drive, you can launch any computer in everywhere with your own system. Thus, more and more people would like to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive.

It is necessary to find a Windows 10 bootable USB tool

If you are planing to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive, find a Windows 10 bootable USB tool is necessary.

Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows Education that allows them to boot and run from certain USB flash drives which have been certified by Microsoft as compatible. You can use this feature to create Windows 10 bootable USB drive.

However, if you are not Windows 10 Enterprise or Education version users, how to create a Windows 10 USB bootable drive? Fortunately, here we find out a great Windows 10 bootable USB tool- AOMEI Partition Assistant, which has the feature Windows To Go Creator to help you create Windows bootable drive easier and simpler.

The Great Windows 10 bootable USB tool- AOMEI Partition Assistant

AOMEI Partition Assistant is more flexible than Windows built-in Windows To Go feature. Compared with Windows To Go in Windows 10, AOMEI Partition Assistant has many advantages:

  • AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to work with all Windows 7/8/10 versions rather than Windows 8, 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education version.

  • With AOMEI Partition Assistant, you do not need a Microsoft-certificated USB drive. You can create bootable drive with an original USB drive, SSD, or HDD.

  • AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to create Legacy/UEFI/Legacy+UEFI in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.

  • AOMEI Partition Assistant supports you to create bootable USB with current system, which means you do not need a Windows iso file, or installation disc.

How to use this bootable USB tool?

AOMEI Partition Assistant is an easy bootable USB tool. Here we will introduce you how to use it to create Windows 10 bootable USB drive.

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Before operation, you need to know:

> AOMEI Partition Assistant provides two types of Windows To Go: 1. Create Windows To Go with system disk/ISO. 2. Create Windows To Go with current system.

> If you have system disc or ISO file, you can choose the first way, if not, the second way is very convenient for you.

> Prepare a USB drive that is larger than your system, SSD or HDD is also OK and it will be faster than USB drive. You can check your system size by right-clicking C: drive, and then, select Properties.

After that, you can start to create Windows 10 bootable USB drive with this USB bootable tool.

Step 1. Connect your USB drive or other portable devices to your Windows 10. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. In the main interface, select Windows To Go Creator at the left panel.

Win To Go Creator

Step 2. Then, you will get into Windows To Go Creator. Here you can choose to Create Windows To Go with system disc/ISO, or Create Windows To Go withcurrentsystem according to your situations. Here we choose Create Windows To Go with current system because we do not have Windows disc/ISO. Click Next.

Create Windows To Go

Step 3. It will display the current OS information. Confirm that and click Next.

Current OS Information

Step 4. Select a target location from the removable devices below to migrate the current OS. Here is USB drive,click Proceed.

Select USB Drive

Here it will pop-up a window to remind you that the program will restart into Windows PE environment to create WindowsTo Go. And the operation will clear data on the target USB device. So if you have important data on the USB device, back it up in advanced. Click Yes.

Note

Step 5. Hereto, the program will initialize the system migration environment and create Windows PE environment. It will take some time. After that, the Windows will restart automatically and get into WinPE environment to start migrating Windows to USB device.

Moving Windows

* Create Windows bootable USB drive will take a long time. Thus, we highly recommend you to use an SSD or HDD, which should be faster than USB drive.

After the progress done, you can boot any computer at everywhere from the bootable USB drive by changing boot order in BIOS.

Conclusion

AOMEI Partition Assistant should be the best Windows 10 bootable USB tool. it is much more flexible than Windows 8 or Windows 10 built-in Windows To Go. Besides, you can use it to create bootable media to troubleshoot problems in your computer. It has many advanced features in AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional edition. What’s more, the Windows To Go Creator feature is suitable for Windows 7/8/10 and Windows Server 2012/2016( Need to upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server edition). In a word, it is worth to try.