Monday, July 6, 2020

How to create a bootable drive using RUFUS?



Bootable media using Rufus

Welcome noobs, here is your GuideFather. You want to make a bootable pendrive, but you don't like the softwares which have the superpower to do so because they come at a cost. Either you have to buy it or crack it.
They also consume a lot of space in your Disk and time in your life just to get installed in your system.Using softwares like Power ISO could be a drag sometimes...
But we have a solution for this, i.e. RUFUS.
In this article, your GuideFather will teach you how to create a bootable pendrive without the help of those heavy load softwares on your PC.
Rufus

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

  • you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
  • you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
  • you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
  • you want to run a low-level utility

Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!


NOTE:Before you make your pendrive bootable, make sure you have backed up your data, because after following these steps(formatting) you will lose all the data in your pendrive. 

Step 1:

Ofcourse, first you have to download this 1MB software from https://rufus.ie/

Don't worry about the installation, you don't have to install it, just the run the .exe file

Step 2:

Now you need the iso file of the OS to create a bootable image.

If you want to install windows 10, then our previous article have the required links and steps to get the latest and genuine iso for the OS


Step 3:

i.Select the drive you want to make bootable.



ii.Select the iso file.


Let the other settings as default. 

The best setup for Windows 10 is as follow:

  • Partiton scheme---->GPT
  • Target system------->UEFI
  • File System--------->NTFS
  • Cluster size--------->4096 bytes


once you click start you will be prompted with a warning, If you have nothing to lose anymore in your life then proceed.


wait until it's finished then use it.

If you have any trouble regarding how to boot your system via USB or windows installation you can check our other articles.


NOTE:Don't remove your pendrive while formatting, otherwise you won't be able to use it ever again.