How Make A Bootable USB To Install Windows 10 On Your PC

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For many years we were depending on CDs and DVDs to install operating systems. However, after the arrival of USB drives with higher read and write speeds, the number of people who were using CDs and DVDs was greatly shortened. Nowadays, thanks to softwares like Rufus, it only takes a few minutes to create a fully functional bootable USB drive. 

Today, Rufus supports a wide variety of file formats such as FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, etc. In addition, Rufus also has two versions. The first one is the regular one and the other is the portable version which you can carry on any USB drive to run it on different computers without the need for an installation.

Now let’s see how to download Rufus. As we have already mentioned, Rufus is available in two versions, one is installable and the other is portable. In this case, to start using the portable version, all you have to do is download it and save it to a USB drive. The installable version has a setup that has to be downloaded and installed afterward. When compared to the portable version, the regular version is more stable. Therefore if you don’t have a good reason to use the portable version, we advise you to stick with the regular version. Rufus is only available for Windows. If you are using Linux or macOS, then you can try Win32 Disk Imager as an alternative to rufus.

Now, what you have to do is download and install Rufus on your computer. So the first thing you have to do is go to the official Rufus website and proceed with the download of the latest stable version. This will save as a .exe file to your disk on which you must double-click and install it once the download is completed.

Once you have the Rufus interface open on your desktop, the first thing you have to do is connect the USB flash drive that you are going to use and download the ISO image of the system for which you want to create the bootable USB drive. Therefore, if you have not yet done so, you will have to download the ISO file. To download the ISO files, we strongly advise you to use official websites or mirror websites. For example, if you are going to install Windows 10, then it is better to download the ISO file directly from Microsoft.

Now you have the USB device that you are going to convert into a boot drive and the system image that you are going to use. This is enough for now, but if you have some knowledge, you also can configure advanced properties to customize the installation further. However, if installing the OS is all you need, then it is better to stick with the default configurations. 

Next, you will have to select the file system that you want to give your USB drive before starting the process. If you want better speeds, you can select NTFS or leave FAT32 which is the one that will be set by default.

With all this ready, the only thing you have left to do is click on the “Start” button to start the process. It will take a few minutes to complete and once finished, you can disconnect the USB drive and use it to install your operating system.

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