How to Install Windows 10 with a Pen Drive
Apparently, Windows 10 is really here to stay and is already doing much more successfully than its predecessor, Windows 8. We have already taught how to activate the Cortana personal assistant even on your Brazilian Windows, but this time we will help those who have not installed it yet. Microsoft's new system. Best of all, this tutorial will show you how to install Windows 10 using just one flash drive. Check out!
First, it is important to note that you can simply download and install Windows directly, without using DVD or Pen Drive. But the important thing about having system media somewhere is that it will help you restore your system or install it on any other computer running a legitimate version of Windows. In this case, Pen Drive turns out to be the best choice for computers or notebooks that no longer have a CD and DVD slot.
Creating Windows 10 Physical Media with a Pen Drive
To get started, download the Windows 10 media authoring tool from Microsoft's own website (which can be accessed via this link). Start the program and choose "Create physical media for another computer." Select the language and version of Windows you want to download (32-bit for PCs with less than 2 GB of RAM and 64-bit for those with more RAM).
On the next screen, select the “USB Flash Drive” option to create media for a pen drive. Before you click Next, make sure your Pen Drive is already connected to your computer. Then the program should already recognize the device that is inserted.
Click Next and the program will begin the long process of creating Windows media on your Pen Drive. In the meantime, you can use your computer at ease, but it is important that you be very careful not to inadvertently remove or hit the Pen Drive.
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If you are doing the process on a notebook, we also recommend that you leave it plugged into the charger so you don't run the risk of running out of battery power and shutting down in the middle of the process, which can be a bit slow and take over an hour to complete.
Anyway, once the process is over, the program will warn you and you will have a flash drive ready to use on any computer to install Windows 10.
Installing Windows 10 Using Pen Drive
To use it, just do the same as you would with a system DVD, for example. Insert it into the desired PC and select its contents under "My Computer." Windows itself will help you through the installation process, as always, just by asking you to select some common settings.
What may happen is that the program will ask you to enter your Windows product key, to verify that your current system is genuine. If your system is Windows 7, the key will be on a label behind the computer (for notebooks) or in an old confirmation email from Microsoft.
If you're using Windows 8, it's even easier: just go to your Control Panel, click "System and Security" and choose "System." You will see a lot of information about your computer and the Windows activation key will be right at the end.
Installing Windows 10 on Pend Drive through BIO
It is common to need to reinstall Windows 10 if you have a problem with your system, or even format it completely. In these cases, your computer may not be able to load the operating system, making it impossible to use it directly from the "My Computer" window. However, you can still use Pen Drive to format or install.
To do so, you must start the computer and open its BIOS. Usually, as soon as your computer starts, according to the motherboard manufacturer you will see a screen with some options when the BIOS is loaded. To open them you will usually need to press F9, F10, F12 or Del according to the manufacturer.
When opening your BIOS, the next step is to select the driver for Boot, ie where your computer should try to boot the system. By default, the driver you select is where your operating system was previously installed, such as the hard disk (HD) or SSD. The goal is to change this setting so that it selects Pen Drive with Windows 10.
Regardless of your motherboard manufacturer, look for and go to the Boot menu and then select or prioritize # 1 the Pen Drive (which should already be inserted into the computer, preferably into one of the rear USB ports if it is a desktop computer).
So, your computer will now use Pen Drive to boot, causing it to automatically load the Windows 10 installer. From there, just follow the intuitive steps of the procedure itself.
I was able to install Windows 10 with Pen Drive?
With that resolved, the installation process should take a little longer and the system will reboot several times. Either way, you will soon have your Windows 10 properly installed on your computer.
The whole process is quite simple, especially since the tool comes straight from Microsoft, but be sure to tell us in the comments if you have any problems or questions!