Create Bootable USB Drive With Rufus
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How To Create Bootable USB Drive With Rufus 2021 Guide

Simple steps to create a bootable USB drive using Rufus tool

Want to Install a fresh copy of Windows 7 or Windows 10 on your PC or laptop? There’s nothing cheaper than a Windows bootable USB. Download the latest Windows ISO for free and create a bootable USB drive with Rufus.

Rufus is a free small tool that enables you to create a bootable USB from an ISO image quickly and easily. You can download Rufus for free from our fast downloading server to start creating a bootable USB for your computer. Here’s the complete tutorial to download and create a bootable USB drive…

What is a Bootable USB?

A bootable USB drive is a simple flash drive containing a Windows ISO file with a boot sector. Windows ISO file is an archive containing all the required files of the Windows operating system same as a Windows CD or DVD.

Create Bootable USB Drive With Rufus
Create Bootable USB Drive With Rufus

Things Required to Create a Bootable USB?

  • Download Windows ISO file.
  • Download Rufus latest version from softlay. (also available on https://rufus.ie).
  • A USB drive/Pen Drive with 8GB of free space.

Steps to Create Bootable USB

After getting these things ready follow the steps mentioned below to create Windows bootable USB from Windows 7, or Windows 10 ISO file.

Step 1: Format your USB flash drive.

Step 2: Open Rufus tools and Plug USB into your PC.

Step 3: Click on the “DEVICE” option then choose the USB/Flash drive from the drop-down menu.

Create Bootable USB Drive With Rufus
Open Rufus tools

Step 4: Check the Boot Selection option that must be (Disk or ISO image) then click Select. Rufus will open a file explorer and locate the ISO image into your Drives, select it.

Create Bootable USB Drive With Rufus

Note: Latest version of Rufus (3.12) having the option to download the Windows 8.1 or 10 ISO file through Rufus tools. If you already have a Windows ISO file instead of the “DOWNLOAD” button click on “SELECT“.

Step 5: To create standard Windows installation, Rufus will detect the correct Partition scheme automatically e.g (C: Drive), Keep the default settings if you don’t want to install Windows in any other drive.

Step 6: You can change the “Volume label” a different name but it’s not important, Just leave as it is, also leave the “File System” and “Cluster Size” on default settings.

Create Bootable USB Drive With Rufus

Now click on “START”.

Step 7: It will show a warning “any data on the USB will be destroyed”. It is Normal simply click “OK”.

Rufus will start creating the ISO image on the USB.

Step 8: When Rufus has finished creating the ISO image, close Rufus. Congratulations! your Windows bootable USB is ready.

Note: You can also download Rufus from official site for free

How to Install Windows 7 or Windows 10 from Bootable USB?

After creating a bootable USB using Rufus, you can now easily install Windows 7 or Windows 10 on your PC using this pen drive. You can also read the complete guide to install windows using a bootable USB.