How to Download and Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive of Windows 10 version 20H2?

If you’re trying to create a bootable Windows USB on Windows, you can use the Media Creation Tool. This will flash the USB with the latest Windows version. In case you’re trying to use the ISO of a specific version, you can instead use Diskpart. Windows offers multiple ways to create bootable USBs, from native tools like Diskpart and official ones like the Media Creation Tool to popular third-party options like Rufus.

Microsoft released an update of Windows 10 version 20H2. If you plan to install a fresh Windows 10, you should download an updated ISO of Windows 10 version 20H2 from the official Microsoft server. So, you can download the official ISO of Windows 10 version 20H2 using Microsoft Media Creation Tool or Rufus. Although, In this risewindows post, we will guide you on how to create and download a bootable USB flash drive of Windows 10 version 20H2. You can understand this post if you can use Command Prompt more than any tool.

Please note that at least 8GB of USB flash drive for 32-Bit Windows 10 and 16GB of USB flash drive for 64-Bit Windows 10 are required before creating a bootable USB flash drive. Windows 10 Version 20H2 64-bit ISO’s actual download size is 5.7 GB, and Windows 10 version 20H2 32-Bit ISO file size is 4.2GB.

Here, this link lets you download the official ISO of Windows 10 Version 20H2 64-bit (English) and Windows 10 Version 20H2 32-bit (English).

So, you can create a bootable USB flash drive using Rufus, WinUSB Maker, or any other freeware after downloading the ISO file from the official website. If you prefer a built-in command prompt, this risewindows post will help you.

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How to create a bootable USB flash drive of Windows 10 version 20H2 using Command Prompts?

Step 1. First, connect your USB flash drive to your computer.

Step 2. Click the Start menu/button and type CMD or Command.

Step 3. Then, right-click on the Command Prompt app from the results and select Run as administrator to run Command Prompt with elevated privilege.

Step 4. Here, once the Command Prompt window appears, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

diskpart

Step 5. After that, on the disk part prompt, type list disk and hit Enter from the keyboard to show all active disks on your computer.

Quick Note: Disk 0 will be the hard drive, and Disk 1 will be your USB Flash drive. Since we will create a bootable USB flash drive using Command Prompt, we will work with Disk 1 only.

Step 6. Next, type select disk 1 and hit Enter from the keyboard.

Now, Disk 1 is selected for further operation.

Step 7. Then, type clean and hit Enter to remove all of the data from the USB flash drive.

You should get a message, “Diskpart succeeded in cleaning the disk.”

Step 8. Now, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

create partition primary

You should get a message, “Diskpart succeeded in creating the specified partition.”

Step 9. Then, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

active

It will set partition 1 as an active partition.

Step 10. After that, type format fs=ntfs quick and hit Enter from the keyboard to quickly format your current partition as the NTFS file system.

Step 11. Next, type exit and hit Enter from the keyboard.

Quick Note: The exit command will close the Diskpart tool; you can now close the Command Prompt window.

Step 12. Finally, extract Windows 10 version 20H2 ISO in a folder using Winrar or any other software, mount it on a virtual CD-ROM, and copy all contents to your USB flash drive.

You can boot from your USB flash drive to install the latest Windows 10 version, 20H2.

After creating a bootable USB flash drive, you can test it without installing it on your computer or laptop.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this risewindows post will be informative to you.

Good luck & keep reading, guys.

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