How to Create a Windows 10 Bootable USB from an ISO

To be able Create a Windows bootable USB from an ISO image we must have a 8GB or higher USB and a Windows 10 ISO image already downloaded on your computer.

Assuming that you have the USB and the Windows 10 ISO image, I will explain how we can create a bootable USB media using Rufus.  Rufus is a free bootable media creation app.

Video Tutorial:

Create Windows Bootable USB media from ISO

1. Download Rufus bootable media creation tool.

2. Once downloaded,  double-click the downloaded Rufus.exe file to execute the program. It will ask you to check for application updates online. Because you have just downloaded the latest version so click No.

3. Once launched on the top it will ask you to select the USB device, click on the drop-down menu and select the USB drive.  The second option is bootable selection, click on the SELECT button and browse to select the Windows 10 ISO file. (Make sure you have downloaded Windows 10 ISO file).

4. Keep the rest of the options as is and click on START button.  It will warn you that all of the data stored on USB drive will be destroyed, click ok to proceed.

5. It will now start cleaning the Windows 10 bootable USB drive.

6. Once the USB drive has been cleared it will start copying the ISO file to the E drive that is where we are creating bootable Windows 10 USB installation media.

7. Once completed, Bootable Windows 10 USB will work as a bootable media for BIOS and UEFI based firmware.

Rufus is one of the best programs to burn ISO to USB and create bootable USB for OS installation.

However, it’s not guaranteed to work on all PCs, especially on old versions like XP and Windows 7. If it doesn’t work, then you can take a try on UUByte software, which is a premium software for creating Windows 10 bootable USB in an easy way.

The best part of this program is that you don’t need to take time to check out how it works. Simple install it on a PC and add Windows ISO to the program. Finally, click the Burn button to complete the task.

All the technical details are hidden from users and operates at the background. In addition, it also has a few other useful features like ISO creation, extraction and editing.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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