Rufus is a very special software for creating bootable USB flash drives. It is an opensource software that is available to download for free. If you just need to create a bootable USB drive, this guide will be an excellent solution for you. Let’s find out how to use Rufus, and look at all the functions in detail. To download Rufus, you have to visit their official website or GitHub page. Rufus just has one small window for everything.
When creating a bootable USB, the user should configure the parameters one by one and then connect the USB flash drive to the USB port. You can even use an external hard drive with Rufus. After plugging the USB flash drive, you can start the process by clicking on “Start”. The speed of the process depends on the version of your USB ports and the flash drive itself. We recommend that you use a USB 3.0 drive to get the best possible performance. Using Rufus is very easy. Setting up just takes no more than 2 minutes, and the USB creation process will take about 5 minutes to complete.
In brief, I will explain to you how to create a bootable USB with Rufus. First of all, you have to connect a USB flash drive to the computer so that it is displayed in Rufus. If you have multiple USB flash drives connected simultaneously, then select the device you want in the “Device” menu. After that, you have to load the ISO file. If you are installing an operating system, select “Disk or ISO Image. After, load the ISO file.
Now we are moving to more advanced settings. In the Partition Type menu, you must select an option between MBR and GPT. The first option is used if you have an outdated Windows operating system installed on your computer that uses a regular BIOS. The second option is designed for UFEI systems. UFEI is commonly used in newer computers. However, if you are an inexperienced user then it is best to leave all default settings.
Once you have configured all the settings, you can start the process. If everything is done correctly, it will be written Ready” in the “Status” section. To start the procedure, you can click on the Start button. A warning window will appear on the screen, indicating the need to destroy all of your data on the USB flash drive. If you havent backup your USB flash drive yet, now it is the time. If everything is fine, you can continue. So, I hope you all learned something today from this tutorial.