A bootable USB is the first thing that must be prepared when you want to install Windows 10 on your PC or laptop using a USB. And one of the easiest ways to create bootable USB is using a software called Rufus.
Well, if you are looking for how to create a Windows 10 Bootable USB with Rufus, please follow the complete tutorial below.
Get to know your laptop or PC system architecture
Before jumping to the tutorial, the first thing that you need to do is identify the system architecture of your laptop or PC. This is a very important thing, because it will be related to the process of creating a Windows 10 bootable USB properly.
In short, computer equipment consists of 2 types of architectural systems, namely 32-bit and 64-bit. Likewise, Windows 10 has 2 same versions, 32-bit and 64-bit. That means, if your computer uses a 32-bit system architecture, you should install the 32-bit edition of Windows 10 as well.
To find out the system architecture of your computer device, please enter Settings> System> About (see image below).
If all of the above is clear, let’s move on to the complete tutorial.
How to Easily Create a Windows 10 Bootable USB with Rufus
1. Prepare a USB Drive
The USB drive should be at least 4GB of storage (for a 32-bit operating system) or at least 8GB (for a 64-bit system). If you use a USB drive that contains important files, make sure to back up your important data first.
2. Download Media Creation Tool
This software can be downloaded for free through the official Microsoft website. Please click here to visit the official Microsoft website and click the “Download tool now” button.
3. Open Media Creation Tool
Double-click to open the Media Creation Tool software. If it is already open, please click “Accept” to continue the process.
The next step is to select the option “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC” and click next to download the Windows 10 ISO file.
4. Select System Architecture
The next step is to determine the system architecture (32 bit or 64 bit). Automatically, this software will detect according to the specifications of your laptop or computer. But if you are going to install another computer device, you need to adjust this option by unchecking the “Use the recommended options for this PC“.
Then, click Next to continue the process.
5. Download Windows 10 ISO File
To download a Windows 10 ISO file, select the ISO file option and click Next.
Make sure your internet connection is fast and stable enough because this Windows 10 ISO file has a large size.
6. Download Rufus
Rufus can be downloaded for free through the official website at https://rufus.ie.
7. Open Rufus
The next step, open the Rufus software and plug the USB drive into your computer or laptop. Make sure that in the Device section, it matches the flashdisk name used.
Next, click on the SELECT section and select the Windows 10 ISO file. You must adjust the partition scheme and target system according to your computer device.
Then, please click START to continue the process of making a bootable Windows 10. This process takes approximately 5-10 minutes, depending on your computer performance and the quality of the USB drive.
Once the process is complete, your USB drive is ready to use.