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For those curious, it's possible to use a Mac to create a Windows 10 boot drive, but the process is fairly involved and requires familiarity with Terminal, the Mac's command-line tool.
It's not a process that I'd recommend for the average user. I recently built my first gaming PC, and despite my mild comfort level with Terminal, I still found using a Windows computer to be a safer and easier process. Microsoft has a dedicated tool that you can use to download the Windows 10 system image also referred to as ISO and create your bootable USB drive. Once the download finishes, double-click the file called MediaCreationToolxxxx to run it.
The last four digits of the file name indicate the version number of Windows Right now, the filename is MediaCreationTool21H1 , but that will change as newer versions are released. The file should be in your Downloads folder. You'll be asked to select the language, edition and architecture you want to use. By default, the tool will use the best options for the PC you're creating the boot drive on. You can change any of the options by unchecking the box next to Use the recommended options for this PC and using the drop-down options.
If you're unsure about whether you need a bit or a bit architecture, select Both from the Architecture drop-down. Note, that according to Microsoft's support page, if you plan on using this tool to flash a different edition of Windows 10, such as Windows 10 Pro or vice versa on a different PC, it will be included when you select Windows 10 as the Edition.
In fact, basic Windows 10 is the only option, so don't stress yourself looking for a Pro option. Select Next to continue. Finally, select the USB drive from the list. If you have more than one drive connected to your computer and are unsure which one to pick, disconnect the extra drives. Picking the wrong drive could be catastrophic, as this process erases everything on the drive during the process. With the right drive selected, click Next. Microsoft's tool will take care of the rest from there.
Go get a drink, take a walk or browse the internet while the tool does its job. The process should take about 30 minutes, give or take, depending on your internet speed. When the tool is done, click Finish and remove the USB drive from your computer. Going forward, if you need to install or reinstall Windows, you can connect the drive to your computer and reboot it. Your PC should boot to the drive, giving you the option to install Windows.
If it doesn't automatically boot to the drive, you'll need to reboot your computer into its BIOS firmware -- usually done by pressing Esc, F2, or a similar key while the computer is starting up -- and change the boot drive or "bootmenu" to your flash drive. The process for each computer or motherboard if you're building a gaming PC will be different. To grab this, head to the Microsoft Download Windows 10 page and click Download tool now.
Save the tool to your computer. It's around 20MB, so shouldn't take too long on a fast connection. Note that creation of the bootable Windows 10 USB installer requires an internet connection.
Once downloaded, launch the media creation tool and click Accept when prompted. Wait while the bootable USB Windows 10 installer is created. How long this takes will depend on your internet speed. Several gigabytes of data will be installed. If you don't have a fast internet connection at home, consider downloading from a library or your place of work.
With the installation media created, you're ready to install Windows 10 from USB. As the USB drive is now bootable, simply remove it from your PC, then insert it into the target device. Power up the computer you're installing Windows 10 on and wait for it to detect the USB drive.
Ensure the USB device is detected, then select it as the main boot device. The subsequent reboot should detect the Windows 10 installation media. You're now ready to install Windows 10, so commence the installation wizard. Once you've worked through the wizard, Windows 10 will be installed.
Note that some installation may continue after you log in, so be patient. This ensures you're running the very latest version of Windows What if you've had enough of Windows 10? If you own a valid license for Windows 7, you can also install this from a bootable USB drive. Windows 7 is a great option for newer PCs in terms of being comparatively lightweight.