How To Reinstall The Windows 10 System Without Using A USB Disk

If you have been using the Windows 10 system for a long time, it is inevitable to encounter various strange fault problems, such as system crash, software failure or browser slowness. At this time, you may need to reinstall your system. But another problem is coming, namely, how do you reinstall?

At present, it is mostly recommended to use a USB drive to reinstall the system in most of the installation tutorials of Windows10 system. But using a USB drive to install the system not only requires to do some troublesome steps, but also needs to clear the data. So, is there any much easier way? Now, I am here going to tell you a simple method to reinstall your Windows 10 system without a USB drive. Let’s take a look at this article.

1. Things You Need to Do Before Reinstalling

  • Your computer must be installed with a Windows 10 system
  • There are at least two partitions on the hard disk, and there is plenty of space for non-C drive partitions

2. You Need to Partition

If your computer has only one C drive, you must extend at least one D drive to use this method. And make sure that D drive has enough space.

  • Open Disk Management
  • Right-click Compressed Volume
  • Right-click the green area to select New Simple Volume
  • Select film system as “NTFS”

3. You Need to Backup Files

File backup can operate on any file and drive letter among computer users. You can back up videos, files, images, and hard disk partition data. You can also enable file backup to select directories for important data purposefully. After setting the file backup, you can perform file backup operations regularly or incrementally.

In the Windows 10 system, its file backup function and file restore function are turned off by default. Therefore, only enabling these functions can you have ability to backup or restore files.

Press key Win and key L at the same time to open the setting interface.

  • Choose Update and Security
  • Click Backup on the left  
  • Click Add Drive 
  • Select the disk you want to backup

And then it starts to back up.

4. A Windows 10 System Image Is Needed

You first need to download Windows 10 system image from MSDN official website and you must pay attention to the domain name in case you enter into a fake website. After entering the website, you should click Operating System and select the latest Windows 10 system version from the list. You can choose business or consumer version according to your needs. Basically, everyone’s computers are 64-bit now, so remember to choose the corresponding version. Then click Detailed Information, and copy the link to the download software.

5. Remember to Use iHasher to Verify after Downloading

In order to ensure that the downloaded resources are not hijacked, it is recommended to perform verification to ensure that it is an original Microsoft image.

6. You Should Decompress What You Have Downloaded

After the image is downloaded, you may use your usual compression software to decompress it to the non-system partition. For example, you can use Bandizip to decompress it to E drive, instead of to the root directory. You may do this as concise as possible, and all you have to do is to remember the decompression path.

7. Begin to Enter Advanced Startup

Now it’s time for us to officially start reinstalling Windows 10 system.

  • Click Start
  • Click Settings
  • Click Update and Security
  • Click Recovery
  • Click Advanced Startup
  • Click Restart Now

8. Learn to Enter the Command Line Interface

First, you should wait for the system to restart. After a while, the computer will enter a page you haven’t seen before. Then you should do these steps:

  • Click Troubleshooting
  • Click Advanced Options
  • Click Command Line Prompt

After another minute, the system prompts to select users and enter a password. At this time, you just need to click Continue, then the system will reboot. Finally, the computer will enter the command line interface. At the command line interface, enter E: \ win10 \ setup.

9. Installation Wizard

Then following the fulfillment of above steps, the installation interface that we are familiar with is coming. Because the following steps are common operations, you can activate the system later. You may first choose I don’t have a product key. Then select the system version you need to install and continue. Next, you should choose the second option in that you are going to install a brand new system. Because it is to reinstall the system, here you only need to format partition two.

Sometimes, your situation may be different. So you may format the system partition or delete and create a new system partition according to your actual situation, and then install the system to the corresponding partition.

After finishing all the steps mentioned above, you can securely wait for the system installation to complete. After installation, please purchase or use a genuine Microsoft activation code to activate the system.


As a result, we can see that reinstalling the system can solve nearly all the computer malfunctions. And it is a much easier way to reinstall the system than that using a USB disk. Besides, the above method is simple and safe to reinstall the Windows 10 system. Isn’t it amazing?

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