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How to Use Rufus to Create a bootable USB drive

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How to Use Rufus

Rufus is an open-source portable application which helps to create bootable USB flash drives. The bootable iso file is quite useful when you are installing an operating system on your computer or laptop. Rufus supports varieties of .iso files which includes Windows, Linux, and much more. It also supports the formatting of your flash drive as FAT, NTFS, exFAT, FAT32, UDF or ReFS filesystems. Rufus is smaller in size and looks very simple but the output of Rufus is high making it as one of the best apps to convert your device into a bootable one. You might also look for Rufus Portable Formatting Utility to Create Bootable USB Drive. Here are the steps on How to use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive:

How to Use Rufus
How to Use Rufus

RelatedHow to Create a Bootable USB for Linux Using Rufus

Requirements for Rufus

Here we will show you the requirements of Rufus

  • 1GHz processor
  • 1GB of RAM (or 2GB for the 64-bit version),
  • At least 16GB of storage.
  • 4 GB or 8 GB of USB flash drive.

Related: How to Create A Bootable USB Drive On Mac

How to Use Rufus

Here we offer you some methods and steps to use Rufus on your computer.

Step 1: First, you have to navigate the official Rufus website by selecting the URL: https://rufus.akeo.ie/.

How to Use Rufus
How to Use Rufus

Step 2: Then you have to just scroll down to the “Download” section and click on the Download option to get the latest version of Rufus on your computer.

Step 3: Then make a double-click on the Rufus application, once the app gets download has completed. There is no need for any additional installation.

How to Use Rufus
Creating Bootable Device

Step 4: Once the installation of the application is done, You can insert the USB drive which you want to convert it as a bootable device.

Step 5: First you have to transfer any of the personal files that you stored on the USB drive on your computer before using the Rufus. The Rufus app will erase all your contents on the USB drive.

How to Use Rufus
How to Use Rufus

Step 6: You have to select all your USB drive from the “Device” from the drop-down menu in Rufus. In most of the time, all your USB drive will be listed as “No_Label.”

Step 7: Now you have to place the checkmark on “Create a bootable disk,” and select the “ISO Images” from the drop-down menu. Moreover, the ISO file is an image file that contains all sort of contents of a specific file system, such as an operating system.

How to Use Rufus
How to Use Rufus

Step 8: Make a click on the drive image logo that displayed on the right side of “ISO Images,” and then, select the .iso file you plan on using with Rufus.

Step 9: To erase and format your USB drive you have to Click on “Start,” and then make a click on the “OK” button to confirm the process. Now the application will start copying the contents of the .iso for to your USB drive. The process timing takes about five minutes to complete.

How to Use Rufus
Creating Bootable Device

Step 10: Once the process gets finished click on “Close“.

Step 11: Now eject the USB drive from your computer.

How to Use Rufus
Creating Bootable Device

Step12: Bootable USB device is now ready. Switch off the system and insert the USB to make sure that the computer boots with your USB device.

Thank you for reading the post.

Related: How to Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Drive

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