How to Create Bootable USB Drive Using Rufus

Windows 10 clean installation requires a bootable USB drive and there are several ways to prepare it. The best available method to create bootable USB drives is using a convenient utility called Rufus. If you are an early adopter of Windows 10 major updates or want to revive your PC with the fresh copy of Windows 10, this guide will help you out.

Rufus is a free and fast utility that helps you to format USB and create bootable USB flash drives. Rufus is also available in a portable version. This easy-to-use and light-weighted utility support several languages hence a majority of people prefer to use it. 

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In this blog post, we are going to let you know how you can create Windows 10 bootable Pen drive with Rufus. You can use Rufus to create not only Windows 10 bootable drive, but you can also create bootable drive for other operating systems like Linux, Solaris os or others. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Create Bootable USB Drive

  • Download the Rufus utility form official website.
  • Connect your USB drive to your computer. Keep in mind that your USB should be of 4GB+ size.
  • Now run Rufus utility and hit Yes button whenever prompted to UAC. The Rufus will be launched.
  • Select your specified USB drive under the “Device” section.
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  • Under “Boot Selection” option, Select the “Disk or ISO image” and hit the select button to browse Windows 10 ISO image file from your computer. If you don’t have ISO file, read the complete guide to download Windows 10 ISO file.
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  • Next select either GPT Partition scheme or MBR Partition scheme for UEFI computer or BIOS/UEFI computers respectively depending upon your system requirement.
Rufus bootable partition scheme
  • Enter the New volume label. Further, select the file system as FAT32 or NTFS.
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  • Click the Start button. The warning dialogue box will appear, click OK button to proceed.
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  • That’s it. Now you will see the “Ready” message which indicates that Windows 10 bootable USB drive is ready to use.
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