Create bootable USB Windows 10 from ISO if you need to install Windows 10 on a New or Used PC. You can also use it to re-install Windows 10 in cases where your computer system files have become corrupt.
This article shows you, step by step, how to make a Windows 10 Rufus bootable USB flash drive.
(Update: The process described in this article works with Rufus version 3.18. Be aware that as of 25/03/2023 a new version, Rufus 3.22 is now released and available. It works just slightly differently)
To download Rufus, Click this link: https://rufus.ie/en/
To download Rufus Windows bootable media creation tool, or download the Windows iso, click on the button below
Rufus System Requirements:
Windows 7 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit.
Once downloaded, the application is ready to use.
You also would need an Internet connection to download the ISO images you wish to use to create boot USB Windows 10 from ISO.
In order to create bootable USB from ISO just follow the steps given here below.
Step 1: Run Rufus as an administrator
Step 2: Attach a USB flash drive of at least 8GB to a USB port.
On the Rufus drive properties dashboard under device the USB Volume label will be displayed.
If you already have a Windows 10 ISO on your computer, you
Step 3: Select “SELECT” from dropdown
This will enable you to select Windows 10 ISO image if already on your computer.
Step 4: Click Dropdown icon to reveal “DOWNLOAD” and then select “Download”
After you click “Download”, Rufus will run a script and you’ll be able to see available Windows OS versions beginning with the latest OS (at this time the latest is Windows 11)
Step 5: Select “Windows 10” Version
Click Continue to reveal “Windows 10 version releases”.
Step 6: Choose the “Windows 10 version release” you want.
The version releases show the latest release first and then previous version releases are shown below it.
Step 7: Choose the Windows 10 edition you want.
The default edition includes all the editions of Windows 10 ie Home / Professional /Education.
Click “Continue” for the next choice.
Step 8: Choose Windows 10 Language.
Step 9: Choose Windows 10 Architecture (32bit or 64bit).
Step 10: Rufus begins to download your Windows 10 ISO image
Step 11: Final Check – USB Flash drive Rufus properties
Rufus Drive properties like ISO image being used, partition schema (GPT), File system (NTFS).
Step 12: Rufus final warning before writing to USB Flash drive
Step 13: Copying Windows 10 ISO files to USB
Step 14: Rufus completes Windows 10 bootable USB creation
If you follow the procedure described above, you’ll be able to Create bootable USB Windows 10 from ISO using Rufus free tool.
Create bootable USB Windows 10 from ISO file
To create bootable USB Windows 10 from ISO file is easy using the Rufus free tool. Just follow the process described under the heading Create bootable USB Windows 10 from ISO Rufus.
If you’ve Windows 10 ISO on your computer already, you can skip most steps above, to start from Step 11: Final Check – USB Flash drive Rufus properties.
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