How To Install Any Windows Version Using Rufus

Rufus is a program that permits users to make the ISO image on the USB stick. For making a bootable USB utilizing Rufus, all you require is:

  • The ISO of any windows version
  • The newest version of Rufus 
  • A spare USB (an eight GB USB ought to be enough for Windows 10 but ensure that you have one that has more enough for the ISO you are utilizing)

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Utilize Rufus For Making Bootable USB Disk:

Step#1: Download the app if you have not already. With the regular installer, the app also has a portable version. You can download its portable version if you do not desire to install it on the system. After downloading, install it.If you want to make multiple USBs multiboot then you can learn to create a multiboot USB with Rufus

Step#2: Plug in your USB stick, and you’ll immediately see the app in your drop-down menu. Once you see your disk, click Select.

Step#3: In the Browse window, navigate to where you have saved the ISO image file > choose it > click Open. The ISO image file could be of any operating system, so choose the one you want to use.

Step#4: (Optional) If you desire to, click the little Tick beside the Boot Selection menu for computing and seeing the SHA1, MD5, and SHA256 checksums of your ISO. It’s helpful for verifying if the ISO has been meddled with in any way. 

Step#5: Choose MBR from the Partition Scheme menu > UEFI or BIOS from your Target System menu. If you’re trying to utilize this bootable USB disk on the old system, choose the checkbox next to Add fixes for old BIOSes under Advanced Drive Properties.

Step#6: (Optional) You can change your USB disk name utilizing the Volume Label. Also, under the Advanced Format Options, ensure that the checkbox next to Quick Format is chosen. As its name implies, the Quick Format formats the disk faster by skipping the check for the bad sectors.

Step#7: Click Start.

Step#8: Relying on the ISO, Rufus might ask you to download some extra files. For example, for making the bootable drive, Rufus asks to download the latest version. Simply click Yes, and the app will take care of the rest.

Step#9: In the subsequent prompt, choose the suggested option that says Write in the ISO image mode > click OK. You may also see the disk format warning; click OK again.

Step#10: As soon as the user clicks the button, the Rufus app begins to make the bootable USB disk. Relying on the USB disk, it can take some time for completing the creation procedure.

Step#11: Once done, you’ll not see any completion message but will actually hear the sound of completion, and the creation progress bar will turn completely green.

With the procedure finished, just eject your USB flash drive and insert it into your device you desire to install your operating system on and boot as you usually would. That’s all. As you can now see, it’s pretty simple to make a bootable USB flash drive utilizing the Rufus app.