How To Create Windows 10 Technical Preview USB Drive

Do you want to create the Windows 10 Technical Preview USB drive? Usually, when we try to create bootable USB drives for Windows, we suggest Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. But I’ve had some issues while creating one and started searching for a different alternative.

So this time, I thought I must try the free utility known as Rufus. Come let’s take a look at using it, and in the end, I had the best experience after using it than the earlier Microsoft tool.

Update: If you want to get the ISO for the official launch of Windows 10, move to this Microsoft page and install the 64 or 32-bit variant of the media creation tool. It will enable you to upgrade your Windows 7 SP 1 or Windows 8.1 PC, or install the ISO to use later for a neat install.

How To Create Windows 10 Technical Preview USB Drive

Windows 10 Technical Preview USB Drive

Keep in mind you have to download or install the Windows 10 Technical Preview after joining the Windows Insider Program. Also, try to use a USB drive that is at least 4 GB for the 32-bit variant and 8 GB for the 64-bit variant.

One of the best things about Rufus is that no installation is required. It means you can stick it on a network location, or use another external drive to execute it. When you execute it, just setting it up is very easy. Choose the USB drive you like to use, then choose your partition scheme – it’s worth noting that Rufus is compatible with a bootable UEFI drive.

Then choose the disc icon located next to the ISO drop-down and head over to the location of your official Windows 10 ISO.

After that tap Start and wait for few minutes. If you try to be extra careful, head over to the option to check the device for bad blocks.

In my experience, using the previous USB 2.0 port and drive, it took a minimum of five to six minutes to create the drive. Or else, if you use a USB 3.0 or 3.1 device, I just love to know how fast it works.

Anyway, once it’s created, you can move ahead and then install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a spare PC.


Let us know what you think of this amazing tool over MS Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool. In my opinion, I want to continue to use this tool – at least until Microsoft recreates or updates a new utility.

Also, you can use this tool to create other models of Linux distros or Windows from an ISO if you want to.

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