This section provides instructions on how to use the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool to create a bootable USB Windows Installation device.
- Connect your USB device to the source computer, and make sure it is accessible from within Windows Explorer.
- Locate the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool desktop icon.
- Double-click the desktop icon to launch the application. The Windows USB/DVD Download Tool window is displayed.
- Click Browse . Select the Windows operating system ISO source file you want to use.
- Click Next . The Step 2 of 4: Choose media type window is displayed.
- Click USB device . The Step 3 of 4: Insert USB device window is displayed.
- Select your USB device from the drop down list and click Begin copying . A message stating The selected USB device (Removable Disk) must be erased in order to continue. Do you want to erase all contents from this device? is displayed.
- Click Erase USB Device. A message confirming You have selected to erase all the contents from the selected USB device (Removable Disk). All contents on this device will be lost. Are you sure you want to do this? is displayed.
- Click Yes. The Step 4 of 4: Creating bootable USB device window is displayed.
Once the USB device is erased and formatted, the tool begins copying files. This step may take some time, depending on the speed of your USB device.
When the process is finished, the Bootable USB device created successfully window is displayed.
- Use the Windows Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media wizard in the task tray to safely eject the USB device from the computer; this will ensure the write cache has been flushed prior to removal.
- Connect the USB device to your target computer and power it on (or restart if already on). Choose the option to boot from the USB device, if available.
- The computer will load the Windows Setup installer from the USB device.