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How to Reinstall Windows 10 without CD

Updated on Apr 12, 2018 by Abby Haines to Todo Backup Resource

Need to reinstall windows 10 but have no installation CD? Here, we created 3 ways teaching you how to reinstall windows 10 without CD. Hope it is helpful!

Reinstalling Windows 10 can usually make your PC as good as new (or even better). For this reason, it is usually performed as a solution when your PC stop working or just doesn't work as well as it once did and cannot be repair by some other methods. Have you ever encountered such a situation and been hesitated to do the job because it may cause data lost disaster or it is a little bit difficult especially when you have not an installation CD?

3 ways to reinstall windows 10 without CD 

In the last post, we created troubleshooting steps teaching how to reinstall windows 10 without losing data. And in this page, we would like to introduce 3 ways to reinstall windows 10 without CD in different cases. Hope it is helpful to deal with your problem.

#1. Reset computer to reinstall Windows 10 without CD

This method is available when your PC can still boot properly. Being capable of solving most system problems, it won't be different from a clean install of Windows 10 via an installation CD.

1) Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery.

2) Under Reset this PC option, tap Get Started

3) Choose Remove everything and then choose Remove files and clean the drive

3) Finally, click Reset to begin reinstalling Windows 10.

#2. Create a Windows installation disk to reinstall Windows 10

This method is available when your PC cannot boot properly. Before starting, please prepare a USB drive (about 3GB or larger).

1) Download the media creation tool from Microsoft on a working PC.

2) Choose 32-bit or 64-bit for your PC, then the compatible one will run automatically.

3) Run the downloaded tool and choose Create installations media for another PC and click Next.

4) Select LanguageEdition and Architecture for Windows 10 and then click Next.

5) Choose USB Flash drive, then insert the USB drive into your PC and click Next

After the drive is selected, the tool will start downloading Windows 10 and it will take a few minutes to finish the downloading process. 

6) After it, connect the Windows installation USB to your PC and run it in Explorer, click Setup.

7) When you get with the Ready to Install dialog, click Change what to keep and choose Nothing. Click Next.

After all these steps, all you need is to wait patiently, you'll be able to clean install Windows 10 in your PC.

#3. Use a recovery drive to reinstall Windows 10 without CD 

This method works no matter your PC can boot properly or not. But please note that it helps only when you have created a recovery drive before. So, next, we will show you how to use EaseUS free backup software to create a system backup when you think your PC is in the optimum state.

Step 1. Connect an external hard drive or USB drive to your PC.

Step 2. Launch EaseUS free backup software and then choose System Backup.

Step 3. Select the connect drive as the backup destination to store the Windows 10 system backup image file.

Step 4. Click Proceed to execute your operation.

Reinstall Windows 10 without CD - create a recovery drive

See it? Just 3 simple steps can help you make a system recovery drive. And then you can restore Windows 10 from the recovery drive whenever you need. It is easier and faster than reinstalling Windows 10 from an installation CD.