How To Create A Bootable USB In Windows


Keep A Bootable USB Drive (Windows Or Linux) That Can Help You For A Fresh Installation Or For Troubleshooting.

This guide will teach you how to use your USB flash drive to install/start an operating system. This is extremely handy and useful when installing an operating system (Linux, Windows) on a laptop/computer that doesn't have a CD/DVD drive. It seems hard to make a bootable USB especially when you are doing it for the first time. Worry not here comes an easy-to-follow and step-by-step guide that can help you to create a bootable USB. You can make a bootable USB bootable on a Windows by using RUFUS which is a free, light- weight and easy to use program. Rufus is a program that allows you to format and create bootable USB flash drives. Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need! Oh, and it is fast.

Important Note: This guide requires USB formatting that will remove all the data from your USB so please make a backup.


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Prerequisites:

  1. You should have an empty and working USB.
  2. An ISO of your desired OS (Windows or Linux) that you wish to use.


Quick Guide:

  1. Download the Bootable USB creation tool.
  2. Open The downloaded tool.
  3. Select your USB drive, select your ISO, choose your formatting options and hit Start.
  4. Once Done your USB is ready to use.


Comprehensive Guide

In this guide we are going to use Rufus that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives. It is a light weight and easy to use tool that works on Windows. 


Step 1: Download the Rufus bootable USB creation tool. I am using the Rufus 3.10 Portable version in this guide. 


Step 2:  Open the Rufus tool and choose your USB drive.



Step 3:  Click on  SELECT  button and choose your desired operating system (Windows or Linux) ISO. 



Step 4:  After selecting your ISO make other settings similar to mine or choose according to your needs and hit   START  button.  It will take 5~15 minutes to create the bootable USB based on your USB speed and size of your ISO.



Step 5:  Once Done! Your bootable USB is ready to use Just plug it in your computer or laptop to install a fresh windows/Linux OS.


Congratulations! You have successfully created your bootable USB. 

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