Windows 10 has for a long time been the favourite operating system for many people and it looks as though that may be the case for a long time due to the new features they are adding. For this reason I’ve decided to make a useful and easy to use tutorial for making a bootable USB with Rufus.
1.First of all you will need a memory stick with at least 4 GB of storage, any less and you won’t be able to store the ISO. If you don’t mind spending a little extra I’d advise getting an 8 GB memory stick so you can put some drivers on there as well, anyway more about that later.
2. Next use Windows 10 Installation Tool in order to make an ISO for windows 10. DO NOT click create a bootable USB when in the tool as for some reason it doesn’t work for all storage types.
3. After that, download Rufus. This is the most popular tool for creating a bootable USB due to its simplicity, ease of use and its not failed on me yet.
4. When you open Rufus you will be greeted by the program window, at first glance it may seem confusing but don’t worry we’re nearly done! In the device box select the USB you are going to be using.
5. Now pick the partition scheme that your USB uses. You can check this through searching Disk Management in the Windows search bar. Then go on the properties tab on the disk space that you will be using, click volumes tab and it will display the partition scheme you need to use. You are also able to find the file system needed from this page.
6. Now that wasn’t so difficult was it?! All you have to do is click start and wait for the program to complete and the bootable USB will be ready.
7. If you want to test the bootable USB before you put it to use then I use a handy tool called MobaliveCD. It’s really easy to use all you have to do is click Run LiveUSB. If after a few moments a windows 10 logo pops up on the screen then the USB is good to go.
I hope you found this guide useful, if you did then go check out some of my other posts!