Create a Bootable USB to Install Windows
Creating a bootable USB drive to install Windows using Rufus is a common task when you want to install or reinstall the Windows operating system on your computer. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
Before you begin:
Download Windows ISO: First, you need to download the Windows operating system ISO file . (e.g., Windows 10, Windows 11, Home, Pro, etc.). you will find the windows iso file in the email provided
Prepare a USB drive: You’ll need a USB flash drive with a capacity of at least 8 GB to store the Windows installation files.
Download and Install Rufus: You can download Rufus from the official website: https://rufus.ie/
Install and run Rufus on your computer.
Step 1: Open up Rufus and plug your clean USB stick into your computer.
Step 2: Rufus will automatically detect your USB. Click on Device and choose the USB you want to use from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Make sure the Boot Selection option is set to Disk or ISO image then click Select. Rufus will open a file explorer browser window; locate the ISO image you want to burn onto the USB and select it.
Step 4: You’ll generally want to create a Standard Windows installation, and Rufus will automatically detect the correct Partition Scheme based on your device, so keep the default settings as they are. However, you can also change these if you want.
Step 5: Give the Volume label a name of your choice, or leave it as it is, and once again leave the default settings for File system and Cluster size. Now click Start
Step 6: You’ll get a warning saying that any data on the USB will be destroyed (this is normal). Click OK and Rufus will start creating the ISO image on the USB.
Step 7: Once Rufus has finished creating the ISO image on the USB, you can close it and your bootable USB is ready to go!