This article will show you how to make Windows 10 bootable with the Rufus application.
Rufus itself is one of the most popular applications in bootable software. You can easily create bootable Windows 10 and other operating systems such as Windows XP (before version 3.0), 7, 8, 8.1, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.
Making Windows 10 Bootable with Rufus
By default, Rufus does not support boot options for both UEFI and Legacy at the same time. You need to press ALT + E to activate the option (you can see the status at the bottom). Download and run Rufus, then follow the instructions based on the number given on the Rufus display image.
- Select the USB device you want. Make sure it has the correct drive letter.
- Click the SELECT option and select the Windows 10 ISO file you have.
- Choose an option between Standard Windows Installation or Windows To Go. If you want to do a regular installation, then select Standard Windows installation.
- Choose between MBR or GPT.
- Depends on the 4th step. Further explanation can see at the bottom.
- Is the name of the label used in the bootable. You can change it or leave it default.
- If you are installing the Legacy BIOS, make sure you select MBR. If UEFI, then you choose GPT.
- Start the bootable creation process.
The following is a list of scenarios that you can choose according to your needs:
If you want to create both UEFI and Legacy at the same time:
- Press the ALT+E key.
- Select Partition scheme: MBR.
- Target system: BIOS or UEFI
- File system: FAT32, but if the ISO file is more than 4GB, choose NTFS.
If you want to create only UEFI:
- Partition scheme: GPT
- Target system: UEFI (non CSM)
- File system: FAT32
If you just want to create a Legacy:
- Partition scheme: MBR
- Target system: BIOS (or UEFI-CSM)
- File system: NTFS