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Use “Rufus” to create Bootable Window 10 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI [ Ultimate Guide ]
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Use “Rufus” to create Bootable Window 10 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI [ Ultimate Guide ] 

Bootable Window 10 Usb

Use “Rufus” to create Bootable Window 10 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI.

Table of Contents

1

Download Windows 10

If you have not already, you will need to download a Windows 10 ISO file.

				
					https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
				
			
2

Download Rufus

Download the latest version of Rufus, and save its .exe file to your desktop.

				
					https://rufus.ie/
				
			
3

Connect Usb

Connect the USB flash drive that you want to use for bootable.

4

Launch Rufus

Run the Rufus .exe file, and click on Yes if prompted by UAC.

5

Creating Bootable Usb

				
					UEFI Requirements:
*64-bit Windows 10 ISO file. 32-bit is not supported.
*At least a 8GB USB flash drive depending on how large the ISO file is.
*To boot from an external UEFI USB flash drive, be sure to temporarily disable
 Secure Boot and Fast Boot (if applicable) in your UEFI firmware settings until
 the Windows installation is finished.
				
			
  • Under Device, select the USB flash drive you want to format and use.
  • Under Boot selection, click/tap on the SELECT button, and navigate to and select your 64-bit Download Windows 10 ISO file.
  • Under Image option (if available), select Standard Windows installation.
  • Under Partition scheme, select MBR.
  • Press the Alt + E keys.
  • Under the Target system, select BIOS or UEFI.
  • Under Volume label, you can enter any name you like for the USB flash drive, or leave the default name.
  • Under File system, select FAT32 (if able). If the file is larger than 4GB, you will only be able to select NTFS.
  • Under Cluster size, select the (Default) (ex: 16 kilobytes) it has listed.
6

With UEFI

To Create Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive for Installing Windows 10 only with UEFI

				
					UEFI Requirements:
*64-bit Windows 10 ISO file. 32-bit is not supported.
*At least an 8GB USB flash drive depending on how large the ISO file is.
*To boot from an external UEFI USB flash drive, be sure to temporarily
 disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot (if applicable) in your UEFI firmware 
 settings until the Windows installation is finished.
				
			
  • Under Device, select the USB flash drive you want to format and use.
  • Under Boot selection, click/tap on the SELECT button, and navigate to and select your 64-bit Download Windows 10 ISO file.
  • Under Image option (if available), select Standard Windows installation.
  • Under the Partition scheme, select GPT.
  • Under the Target system, select UEFI (non-CSM).
  • Under Volume label, you can enter any name you like for the USB flash drive, or leave the default name.
  • Under File system, select FAT32 (if able). If the file is larger than 4GB, you will only be able to select NTFS.
  • Under Cluster size, select the (Default) (ex: 4096 bytes) it has listed.
7

Without UEFI

To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive for Installing Windows 10 only with Legacy BIOS (without UEFI).

A) Set Rufus using the settings below, click/tap on Start, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below).

  • Under Device, select the USB flash drive you want to format and use.
  • Under Boot selection, click/tap on the SELECT button, and navigate to and select your 32-bit or 64-bit Download Windows 10 ISO file.
  • Under the Image option (if available), select Standard Windows installation.
  • Under the Partition scheme, select MBR.
  • Under the Target scheme, select BIOS(or UEFI-CSM).
  • Under the Target system, select UEFI (non-CSM).
  • Under the Volume label, You can enter any name you like for the USB flash drive, or leave the default name.
  • Under the File system, select  NTFS.
  • Under Cluster size, select the (Default) (ex: 4096 bytes) it has listed.
8

Remove Previous Data

Click on OK to confirm. (see screenshot below)

9

Start Creating Bootaable Usb

Rufus will now start creating the bootable USB flash drive. (see screenshot below)

10

Setup Finished

When Rufus is “READY” (finished), you can close Rufus. (see screenshot below)

				
					It could take a little while to finish.
				
			
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