How to Burn ISO to USB, Windows 10? With Guide

Is your computer in a severe condition? Want to change its OS? Well, you are in the right place. We will know on how to burn ISO to USB of Windows 10.

Computers are getting more and smarter and leaner. Most of them also don’t provide DVD or CD slot. And if your computer is in severe conditions while facing these problems. Then a bootable USB can solve most of your problems.

Ever happened, When you insert your external drive(like CD or DVD), and you will run the Setup.exe automatically by booting it. Well, they have burned the ISO file of Operating System in that drive.

ISO is a file format normally present in CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray. It is also used for Operating Systems in mac, Linux, Windows and all other OS present in the market.  However, it is normally used for computers with severe OS problems or for apps and games.

Or you can also say that the ISO file is a set of compressed files used for different purposes. While downloading any OS like Windows 10 you have two options. You can either download numbers of compressed files or download a single ISO file.

Now, that you have known what ISO is. We will continue on how to burn ISO to USB? Follow these methods below and your work will be done in no time. Keep in mind that you won’t need any expertise or computer knowledge to perform this task.

Well, you will get the file but before that let’s discuss some more easy ways. There are two ways to burn ISO to USB windows 10. You can either use Command Prompt to burn ISO to USB. Or you can also use any third-party app to do this work.

Why should you create a bootable USB drive?

Well, there might come a question in your mind. Why should I follow all those methods? It looks like a lot of work. Can’t I just copy the file?

Well, you can do that but it won’t work. Yes, when you open it on your computer it can be opened. And that’s it.

And why do we want to have a bootable USB drive? The question is valid. Think like you have got a problem on your OS (which we get most of the time) by visiting any site, downloading files, or clicking on ads.

Now, you are forced to change your OS. Because you don’t have the access to your files. Well, times like that you will need a bootable Windows 10 to reinstall it on your computer.

You cannot just use a USB having any Windows copied in it. And that will not work at all. You will need a file who should boot each time we reboot(restart) our computer. And a simple copy can not give you that option.

Burn Windows 10 ISO to USB using Command port?

Well, this is one of the trickiest ways to burn ISO to USB using Windows 10. You can use this trick if don’t have access to the internet. If you are not familiar with CMD and have access to the internet. We would recommend using the other method as given below.

  1. Insert USB

    Inserting a USB is the first step of burning ISO to USB. You will need at least 4GB of external drive, completely free.

  2. Open CMD

    Now go to Start, in the bottom left and open it. Open it and type “CMD”. The computer you are using will suggest the app. Open that app. burn iso to usb windows 10 cmd

  3. Type diskpart

    Now, your command prompt is open and you will see a black screen filled with few words. Type “diskpart” and press enter. And a warning will pop, accept and continue. Soon a new CMD tab will appear. burn iso to usb windows 10 cmd

  4. List disk

    Type “list disk” in the new command prompt tab. All the disks will appear in with names on your screen. burn iso to usb windows 10 cmd

  5. Select Disk

    Now select the disk by typing “Select disk_____ ”. The ____ means you will need to type the disk number (present on your screen) of your USB. As for me the disk 1 is my pen drive. burn iso to usb windows 10 cmd

  6. Clean the disk

    As you have selected the disk now. Type “Clean” and the computer will clean your chosen disk. Remember this step might delete your file, so have a backup of your files in your USB before applying. Burn ISO file windows 10 CMD

  7. Create a partition

    Type “Create partition primary” in your Command Prompt. Burn ISO file windows 10 CMD

  8. Select and activate Partition

    Now Type “Select partition” and press enter. Then type “active” will active the marked partition drive. Burn ISO file windows 10 CMD

  9. Format USB

    It is the time to format the USB and make it ready to use. Again this step will delete each and everything in your USB. Type “Format fs=NTFS Quick” and wait till the formatting gets completed.

  10. Assign and exit

    And the last step is to assign a letter for your USB drive. Type “assign” and it will automatically give the USB drive a letter (like C: for Windows drive in your computer). When the assigning part is complete type “exit” to get out of CMD. Burn ISO file windows 10 CMD

  11. 10) Copy Windows 10 files

    The last step to burn ISO to USB is to copy all the windows 10 files to your USB. Remember these are the files which you have downloaded.

Create a bootable USB drive with third-party apps

You can also use the third-party apps to burn ISO file to USB. With a few clicks, you can create any kind of bootable USB Drive for free.

To use this technique you will need an Operating System, flash drive (at least 8GB) and a third-party app. We recommend RUFUS as the third party app to burn the file and create a bootable drive for you.


Rufus is an app used to format and create bootable drives. By running Rufus on Windows 10, you can easily create a bootable drive.  Using Rufus, you can easily boot your windows 10 images on your USB. To create a bootable USB drive follow these steps.

1. Download Rufus

First of Download the Rufus App.

2. Download Windows 10

Now, Download Windows 10 ISO here.

3. Run Rufus

Open the Rufus application.

4. Connect USB

As for now, you have downloaded both Rufus and Windows 10 as guided above. Now you will need to connect the pen drive (USB) you want to create a bootable drive on.

5. Run as default

Rufus as Default

Don’t try to change any options if they are same as given in the picture. Or you can change according to the picture(however, filename are changed so we left it for you).

6. Enter Volume Name

This is optional. You can change your external drive name by clicking on the volume tab.

7. Start

Now press the start button and you are ready to go.

ISO Power

This one is one of the most popular USB burners. It is a software used to open, edit, create and manipulate images.

1. Download ISO Power

First, you will need to download the ISO Power file.

2. Insert USB

The second step is to insert the USB drive in your computer.

3. Go-To Tools

Power ISO

Now, go to Tool in the top of the tab. And Choose the Create Bootable USB Drive option.

4. Accept the warning

A warning will be opened. Accept it and move to the next step.

5. Choose Source and Destination

Now choose the necessary parts like the source of the file, the destination of the driver. You will also need to choose things like writing method(we would recommend to leave it to default). And in the end, click on Start.

6. Ok button

Click on “OK” and you have successfully created a bootable USB drive using Power ISO.

Remember that you can download(if the buttons or links given above are not working) the files directly by visiting ”” and download it for free.

ISO Burn

ISO burn also known as WinISO is a professional CD/DVD/USB burner. It is user-friendly and easy to use.

ISO Burn
  1. Download ISO Burn
  2. Install the app.
  3. Click on the Tools section on the top bar. And click on burn image.
  4.  Burn the file (select the option from where the ISO file to choose and where it should be burned and continue)
Can I put an ISO file on a flash drive?

Yes, of course, you can put an iso file on a flash drive. However, if you want to use it you will need a disc burning application to do that.

Can you use a USB after making it bootable?

Yes, certainly you can use a USB after making it bootable. You can use it directly or by formatting it.

IS there any free tool to burn ISO file on USB?

There are numbers of free iso burning tools. Amazing tools like Rufus, WinISO and many more are completely free to use.

Difference between copying and booting file?

It doesn’t matter either you copy or boot a file. Both of them are useable. However, the bootable file will boot/open each time you open the drive whereas copying won’t do the work.


Hey, it is Zaf. I am a content writer who has written above 120 contents. I am a tech enthusiast who is constantly learning and trying to improve his skills to help others. My goal is to provide the software and their solutions to others.

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