How To Use Rufus To Create A Windows 10 Bootable USB Flash Drive?

In this tutorial, you are going to learn How to make a bootable USB using the ISO file to clean install Windows 10 you have downloaded.

In the previous two tutorials, We thought you How to download Windows 10 ISO image file from Microsoft and how to use the Media creation tool to download the ISO image file?

In this last part, We are going to show you how to make a bootable USB using the ISO file to clean install Windows 10 you have downloaded.

Let’s begin with basic requirements.

Requirements To Create A Bootable USB Flash Drive

We need the ISO file and a USB with 4 GB of disk space. Do not forget to backup or copy your data to another place. Because the USB flash drive needs to be formatted. So take this into account before proceeding any further.

As well as You will have to disable your third-party antivirus. You don’t need to disable If you use Windows Defender.

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Use Free/Open-Source Rufus For A Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation

There are tons of free-to-use USB maker programs available out there through which you can create a bootable USB flash drive.

We recommend using free-to-use and open-source, Rufus.

Rufus is very small in size and a portable utility. Portable means you don’t need to install it.

Download Rufus

Download Rufus from here and launch it.

Disable Your Antivirus

Please disable your antivirus. Antivirus could create problems for all the process and all your time and efforts will go in vain.

How To Use Rufus?

Watch Video Tutorial

Plugin the USB flash drive to the PC. Rufus automatically detects it.

To locate the ISO image file of Windows 10 We’ve downloaded earlier, Click on CD ROM icon.

Take Care Of An Important Thing

Let everything except the Partition Scheme be the default.

You must choose between MBR and GPT. If you do not pick the partition scheme according to your hard disk partition, the bootable USB won’t boot.

How To Know Hard Disk Partition Scheme?

Go to the Start menu to learn about hard disk partitioning.

Type diskmgmt.msc in the search box.

To open this Windows utility, click diskmgmt.msc.

Hard disks, USB Pen Drives, and other storage devices can be found under this category.

Right-click on Disk 0 or where you want to install Windows 10.

Then go to properties.

To access the Volumes tab, click on it.

If you see Master Boot Record next to partition style, you have to choose MBR otherwise choose GPT.

You Are Now Good To Go

Select Standard Windows installation and click Start.

If you’ve copied your important from the USB flash, then click OK to allow it to format the USB pen drive, Otherwise click cancel, and backup your important data.

Congratulations, The USB flash drive is now bootable and You can install or clean install Windows 10. We suggest you follow the previous tutorial on, How to clean install Windows 10?

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Final Words

We hope you find this tutorial useful and informative and that it helps you solve your problems.

If you still have a question or run into a problem, you can ask it in the comment section. I’ll do my best to resolve it.

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