Windows 10, a combo of Windows 7 and Windows 8 features is a great OS. Microsoft has released it in 12 editions. The basic features in all editions are the same, but every edition has some particular features. The most popular editions are Windows 10 Home, Education, Enterprise, Professional and LTSC Enterprise. Windows 10 Home is the most-downloaded edition among all because it’s for home users. It lacks some innovative features you could find in Windows 10 Pro, but still, it’s pleasant to use it.
Download Windows 10 Home ISO
Windows 10 Home ISO X64
Windows 10 Home ISO X86
Methods to Create Windows 10 Bootable USB (Installation Guide)
Before moving to the download link, check download requirements.
- 1GHz or above processor
- 1GB RAM for 32-bit and 2GB RAM for 64-bit
- Minimum 16GB hard disk space for 32-bit and 20GB for 64-bit version
- 800×600 or above display
- DirectX 9 or above with WDDM 1.0 driver
Method 1: Windows 10 Create Bootable USB
The most widely used method to create a bootable Windows 10 USB flash drive/DVD is to use “Installation Media Tool.” It’s available on Microsoft’s official site.
Connect a 4GB USB flash drive with a PC.
Go to the above section to download Windows 10 Home ISO image.
(Check whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit system and download the right version)
- Click Here to download “Windows 10 Installation Media.” It will redirect you to Microsoft’s official site.
- Double-click the downloaded tool to start the installation.
- Once it’s over, click to the tool to launch it.
- Click “Accept” to accept the terms and conditions.
- Now, select the option “Create Installation Media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC.”
- Click “Next” from the next window.
- Select your desired language, Windows 10 edition (Home), Architecture and click “Next” to proceed.
- Now, click the “USB flash drive/DVD” option from here. (If you can’t see any option, refresh the page to view it).
- Here, click the “Removable USB flash drive or DVD” and click “Next.”
- Your bootable USB flash drive is ready.
- Connect it with PC and restart it to start the installation process.
Method 2: Create Bootable Windows 10 Disk Via Third-Party Tool
You can use a third-party tool Rufus to convert the ISO image into an executable file. It’s easy to use. Download it and create a bootable USB flash drive with a few clicks.
- Download Rufus from here.
- Double-click to the downloaded file to install it.
- Now, open the tool.
- Go to the above section and download Windows 10 Home ISO file in USB flash drive.
- In Rufus, click the option “Create a Bootable USB Drive.”
- Now, click “Browse” to look for Windows 10 Home ISO file and click “Next” once you have selected ISO.
- Click “Start” and select “Windows 10 Home ISO” to start the process.
- Rufus starts converting the ISO image into a bootable “.exe” file.
- Within a few minutes, your bootable USB flash drive is ready.
- Now, plug in USB with PC where you want to install Windows 10 Home.
- Reboot the system to start the installation.
Method 3: Create USB via Command Prompt
- If you don’t want to use a third-party tool, you can use Command Prompt Administrator to create a bootable USB flash drive. It’s a manual way to create a bootable USB via CMD. Usually, it’s followed by the expert users.
- Follow the steps below to create USB via CMD.
- Go to the above section and download the Windows 10 Home ISO image.
- Connect a 4GB USB flash drive with a PC.
- Open the “Start” menu right-click on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator” from the context menu.
- In Command Prompt (Admin), type “diskpart” to launch the Disk Management Utility tool. (Press “Enter” key after typing every command.)
- Now, type another command “list disk” to view the list of available disks.
- Type the command “select disc #” to select one disk for installation. I have written “#”, but you need to replace it with a disc name.
- Now, type “clean” to clean your USB drive and press “Enter.”
- Create a bootable partition by typing the command “Create partition primary.”
- Now, type “select partition 1” to select a partition, and type “Active” to active that partition. (Don’t forget pressing “Enter” key after every command.)
- Here, type “format fs=NTFS quick” to make your USB drive bootable.
- Type the command “assign” to assign a letter like X, Y or Z to the USB drive.
- Now type “exit” to quit the tool.
- Give the next command “PowerShell Mount-DiskImage –ImagePath “C:\path\to\Windows10.iso” here. Add here the right path to Windows 10 Home ISO.
- Type “diskpart” and press Enter to open diskpart.
- Here, type “list volume” to know the drive name for Windows 10 Home ISO file.
- Now, type “exit” to close the tool.
- Type the drive where you have stored ISO file like type “E:” here.
- Now, type another command “cd boot.”
- Type “bootsect /nt60 X:” here.
- Now give another command to copy the ISO file “xcopy G:\*.* X:\ /E /F /H.” The term “XCOPY” shows a copy of the ISO file.
- That’s all. Now, your Windows 10 bootable USB drive is ready to use.
- Close Command Prompt Administrator.
- Connect the bootable USB flash drive with PC.
- Reboot it and select “Boot from USB” when booting options appear.
- The system loads files.
- Now, some options appear. Select language, time zone, and other relevant settings.
- On the next page, select “I Agree to the License Terms” from here.
- Here appear two options: Custom and Upgrade. Select “Custom” if you want to install a fresh copy of Windows. If you want to keep the current data, select “Upgrade.”
- Now select a drive to install Windows 10 Home. Make sure; it has at least 20GB storage space.
- The system loads essential files. Wait until it’s over.
- Now, type a name for your computer. Add a network if you prefer. Otherwise, click “Later.”
- That’s all. Enjoy using Windows 10 Home on your PC.
- Note: While installing Windows, your PC restarts several times. Don’t interrupt the process and wait until it reaches 100%.
Windows 10 Home Features
Windows Hello ensures three times faster log into Windows device by using the faster Fingerprint or Face scanner.
Device Encryption helps protect your data. If you keep this feature enabled, only authorized devices can access your data.
A faster startup saves your time. The Windows 10 Startup is incredibly faster now. It can boot, reboot, hibernate and sleep within a few seconds.
A firewall is even stronger to protect your data and web browsing from virus, Trojan, malware, and ransomware.
Cortana has improved performance now. The search is faster, categorized and more accurate now. You can search your desired documents, media files and apps from the web and from the system quickly.
The desktop, apps, icons, and taskbar is customizable in Windows 10 Home. You can use catchier settings to make your desktop, apps’ icons and taskbar more attractive.
Windows Defender is more protective and powerful. Your system is safe from the access of malicious software while downloading something. It protects your system from hidden adware, malware, trojans and virus.
It supports digital pen and touchscreen for a faster action now. You can take notes, draw, doodle, edit and create things more accurately and swiftly.
Parental Control brings browsing and screen time management in your control. Your system is safe for children and teenagers in the presence of parental control. They cannot access the adult content and social networking apps if you have enabled “Parental Control.”
Battery saver mode extends the battery life of your system. It shortens the background activities and notifications to add more life to the battery.
You can access all Android devices by using the PC. Check the texts and manage content on the phone by using Windows PC.
Now, you can manage emails and calendars by using the voice control features in Windows 10 devices.
In short, Windows 10 has lots of attractions to win the hearts of users. Use it and explore more features.