Windows 10 is the next instalment in Microsoft’s long line of Windows NT OSes for personal computers. Released to manufacturers on July 15, 2015, and made available to the general public on July 29, 2015, Windows 10 is the successor of Windows 8.1. Users of Windows 10 don’t have to pay anything extra to have access to the newest builds.
There are two ways to instal Windows 10: with the official Microsoft DVD or via the Microsoft website.
This OS can be installed from a USB drive, a DVD, or a CD. It’s not always obvious how to go about installing Windows 10 on an external hard drive, which is why we’re going to show you the simplest approaches in this article.
The Best Way To Set Up An External Hard Drive With Windows 10.
The media creation tool may fail if you try to create a bootable external hard drive. Here, we’ll take extra precautions to eliminate any remaining problems and ensure a successful creation of the bootable hard drive by carrying out the following procedures:
- Connect your USB external hard drive.
- In this step, we’ll convert the HDD’s file system to NTFS, so be careful to copy all of its contents before proceeding.
- Try searching for “This PC” in the taskbar’s search box.
- To access the “Manage” menu, right-click the “This PC” icon.
- Select “Disk Management” from the Storage menu on the left side of the Computer Management window and double-click to open it.
- Hard Drives linked to the computer will not be detected for a short while.
- If you have an external hard drive, you can format it by right-clicking its name in the list of associated drives and selecting “Format.”
- Once you’ve set the file system to NTFS and checked the “fast format” box, you may click OK.
- All the data on the hard drive will be erased and a warning will appear; click OK to continue.
- In a matter of moments, your HDD will be converted to NTFS format.
- To instal Windows 10, grab the Media Creation Tool now that the drive is NTFS-formatted.
- To use the Media Creation Tool, simply download it and launch it.
- After a short while, you’ll be prompted to “update your PC” or “create installation media,” depending on your preference. Follow the prompts to create installation media by clicking the corresponding button.
- In this window, you can choose Windows’ language, architecture, and edition.
- Make any necessary adjustments to the default settings or select “use recommended settings” and continue.
- Then, you’ll be prompted to select the media you intend to use. To proceed, choose ISO and press Next.
- Next, choose where you want the ISO file saved, and then click Save.
- The Windows 10 ISO file will begin downloading to the location you specify.
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- After the download is complete, instal the software.
- Launch the app once it’s done installing, and when prompted to check for updates, select OK.
- Select the location of the Windows 10 ISO file you downloaded by clicking the “Browse For Folder” button.
- Click “Next” after choosing the Windows 10 edition you wish to instal.
- Select your external hard drive via the drop-down menu.
- Check the box labelled “Use Legacy Boot Configuration Utility,” choose your hard drive, and click “Next” to continue.
- Let the hard drive’s Windows installation finish before proceeding.
- When you’re ready to access the bios after installation, restart the machine and hit F2, Del, or F12.
- Boot Mode should be set to “Legacy Support,” and Boot Priority should be set to “Legacy First,” both of which can be found in the BIOS under the “boot options” heading.
- Make your adjustments, and then reboot.
- Now, select “External Hard Drive” as where Windows 10 will be installed.
After following these steps, Windows 10 will be installed onto the external hard drive, and it will be able to boot remotely on any computer that supports the architecture.