How to Create a Bootable USB in Windows 10 Using Rufus-2.16

In one of the earlier posts, I showed you to create a bootable USB using Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. This tutorial focuses on creating a bootable USB in Windows 10 with a third-party tool which is called Rufus-2.16.

Create a Bootable USB in Windows 10

Step 1. Download the tool from

Step 2. Plug-in the USB into your computer.

Step 3. Double-click the .exe file you just downloaded in step 2.

Step 4. During warning, click Yes.

Step 5. Choose the USB from device text box.

Step 6. Choose the partition scheme and target system type.

Step 7. Select 'Create a bootable disk using' and choose ISO image. Click the DVD icon and provide the path of an ISO image from your local hard drive. Leave other option as default.

Step 8. Click start and ignore the warning.

Wait for the wizard to complete.

2 thoughts on “How to Create a Bootable USB in Windows 10 Using Rufus-2.16”

  1. You can’t imagine how much of a lifesaver this program is. I once tried to create a Windows XP bootable USB on Linux and it took me forever to achieve it because Rufus wasn’t working there.

  2. If anyone is looking at this, can someone advise me as I am stuck at Step 5 above, because there is nothing listed in the drop down for ‘Device’ even though my USB is plugged in and working.
    i.e., how do I get Rufus to recognise my USB.


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