Windows 11 bootable USB Rufus

Windows 11 bootable USB Rufus

Windows 11 bootable USB Rufus. Yes, you can use Rufus to create flash drives. Rufus software gives you the option to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware by creating a bootable USB.

Rufus has three Windows 11 image options you can choose for your target Windows 11 bootable USB.

The three Windows 11 image options you get with Rufus are:

  • Standard Windows 11 Installation (TPM 2.0 plus Secure Boot)
  • Extended Windows 11 Installation (No TPM or No Secure Boot)
  • Windows 11 To Go

With Windows 11 bootable USB you can use it to install Windows 11 on a new or used PC or re-install Windows 11 in cases where your PC system files have become corrupt.

This article shows you all the steps necessary to make a Windows 11 Rufus bootable USB flash drive.

To download Rufus, Click this link: https://rufus.ie/en/

link button is below. You can use Rufus tool to download Windows ISO images and then use the same ISO to create bootable Windows USB, so 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 need an Internet connection to download the ISO images you wish to use to create bootable USB Windows 11 from ISO.

Windows 11 bootable USB Rufus

In order to create bootable USB from ISO just follow the steps given here below.

Step 1: Run Rufus Portable as an administrator

Run Rufus as Administrator
Run Rufus as Administrator

Step 2: Choose “Yes or No” for Rufus to check for updates.

Rufus - Update policy - Yes or No
Rufus – Update policy – Yes or No

Step 3: Attach a USB flash drive of at least 8GB to a USB port.

On the Rufus drive properties dashboard under device, the USB flash drive Volume label will be displayed.

Rufus - Attach USB Flash Drive
Rufus – Attach USB Flash Drive

If you have Windows 11 ISO on your computer already – Windows 11 bootable USB Rufus.

Step 4: Click “Select” to select Windows ISO image

If you already have Windows 11 ISO image you want to use, to create Windows 11 bootable USB using Rufus, then click “SELECT” to select the ISO.

Rufus - Select SELECT to select an ISO Image
Rufus – Select “SELECT” to select an ISO Image

After you have selected your Windows 11 ISO image jump to:

Step 13: Final Check – USB Flash drive Rufus properties

If you Don’t have Windows 11 ISO on your computer already – Windows 11 bootable USB Rufus

Step 5: 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)

Rufus - Select DOWNLOAD to download Windows ISO Image
Rufus – Select DOWNLOAD to download Windows ISO Image

Step 6: Choose the “Windows 11 version”.

Since currently Windows 11 is the latest Windows OS, it shows first.

Rufus - Download Windows 11 ISO image
Rufus – Download Windows 11 ISO image

Click Continue to reveal “Windows 11 Version Releases”.

Step 7: Choose the Windows 11 Version Release you want.

Click “Continue” for the next choice.

Rufus - Select Windows 11 ISO Release Number
Rufus – Select Windows 11 ISO Release Number

Step 8: Choose Windows 11 Edition.

The default Windows 11 edition is Home/Pro/Edu (Home/Professional/Education)

Rufus - Select Windows 11 ISO Edition
Rufus – Select Windows 11 ISO Edition

Click “Continue” for the next choice.

Step 9: Choose Windows 11 Language.

Rufus - Select Windows 11 ISO Language
Rufus – Select Windows 11 ISO Language

Step 10: Choose Windows 11 Architecture (64bit).

Rufus - Select Windows 11 ISO architecture
Rufus – Select Windows 11 ISO architecture

Step 11: Download the Windows 11 ISO with the selected features

You can tick the download using browser if you wish or just Click “download” for Rufus begin the download.

Rufus - Select Windows 11 ISO download
Rufus – Select Windows 11 ISO download

Step 12: Rufus starts to download your Windows 11 ISO image

Rufus - Select Windows 11 ISO downloading
Rufus – Select Windows 11 ISO downloading

Windows 11 ISO image download completes

Step 13: Final Check – USB Flash drive Rufus properties

Rufus Drive properties like ISO image being used, partition schema (GPT), File system (NTFS). Check them before you start creating .

Rufus - Windows 11 ISO downloaded
Rufus – Windows 11 ISO downloaded

Step 14: Choose Windows 11 image option you’re using.

If you hoover over the image option dropdown field you will see tip information as displayed in the picture below.

Rufus - Windows 11 ISO Image options
Rufus – Windows 11 ISO Image options

Step 15: Selected “Extended Windows 11 Installation (No TPM or No Secure Boot)

You can choose from these image options

  • Standard Windows 11 Installation (TPM 2.0 plus Secure Boot)
  • Extended Windows 11 Installation (No TPM or No Secure Boot)
  • Windows 11 To Go
Rufus - Extended Windows 11 installation (no TPM or no Secure Boot)
Rufus – Extended Windows 11 installation (no TPM or no Secure Boot)

Step 16: Click “START” to begin creating Windows 11 bootable USB Rufus

Rufus - Start Creating Extended Windows 11 bootable USB (no TPM or no Secure Boot)
Rufus – Start Creating Extended Windows 11 bootable USB (no TPM or no Secure Boot)

Step 17: Rufus final warning before writing to USB Flash driven

Rufus - Final warning before USB is written over
Rufus – Final warning before USB is written over

Step 18: Windows 11 Bootable USB creation has begun

Rufus - Creating Windows 11  Bootable USB
Rufus – Creating Windows 11 Bootable USB

Step 19: Rufus – Windows 11 Bootable USB creation complete

Rufus - Windows 11 Bootable USB creation complete
Rufus – Windows 11 Bootable USB creation complete

The procedure described above helps you to make bootable USB Windows 11 from ISO using Rufus.

To create a bootable USB Windows 10, follow the process described in this article “Create bootable USB Windows 10 from ISO

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