How to Create a Bootable Flash Drive for Windows 10 Using Rufus – The first thing to prepare when you want to reinstall Windows 10 using a Flashdisk is to make a bootable Windows 10 Flashdisk.
Well, for those of you who were looking for how to make a bootable Windows 10 with Flashdisk, I will try to share a complete tutorial on making a bootable Windows 10 using an application called Rufus.
Although there are other ways too, Rufus is the best and easiest solution based on my experience.
Get to know your Laptop or PC Architecture System
Long before going to the tutorial, you should first identify the system architecture of your laptop or PC, because this will be related to the process of making a bootable flash drive properly.
In short, a computer device consists of 2 types of system architecture, namely 32-bit and 64-bit. Likewise, with Windows 10, it has 2 versions of the same, 32-bit and 64-bit. That means, if your computer has a 32-bit system architecture, you should install Windows 10 32-bit edition as well.
To find out the system architecture of your computer device, how to please enter Settings> System> About. Later you will see an architectural system that is more or less like the image below.
If seen from the picture above, the laptop processor that I use is x64 and its 64-bit operating system. So when I want to reinstall, I have to install Windows 10 64-bit edition too
Also, note that sometimes 32 bits are written as “32-bit” or “x86” and 64 bits are written as “64-bit” or “x64”.
If all the above is clear, let’s proceed to the main tutorial.
How to Make a Bootable Flashdisk Windows 10
1. Download the Media Creation Tool
This software can be downloaded for free through the official Microsoft website. Please click here to visit the official Microsoft website and click the Download tool now button to download the Media Creation Tool software.
2. Open the Media Creation Tool
Double-click to open the Media Creation Tool software that was downloaded earlier. If it’s already open, please click “Accept” to continue the process.
The next step is to select the “Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) option for another PC” and click next.
3. Selecting an Architectural System
The next step is to determine the system architecture (32 bits or 64 bits). Automatically, this software will detect according to the specifications of your laptop or computer. But if you are going to do the installation for other computer devices, you can adjust this option by unchecking the Use the recommended options for this PC section.
After the above options suit your needs, please click Next to continue the process.
4. Download the ISO file
To download the Windows 10 ISO file, please select the ISO file option and click Next.
Make sure the internet connection is stable enough because this file has a relatively large size. If it’s already downloaded, please read the tutorial to make a Windows 10 bootable with Flashdisk below.
5. Download the Rufus Application
This application or software can be downloaded for free at https://rufus.ie
6. Open the Rufus Application
After the application opens, please plug your flash drive on your computer or laptop and make sure the Device section, following the flash drive that is plugged in.
It should be noted that at least it takes a flash drive with a capacity of 8GB to make this Windows 10 bootable.
Next, click on the SELECT section and select the Windows 10 ISO file that was downloaded earlier.
For more details, please see the image below, making sure all settings are the same.
If so, please click START to continue the process of making a bootable Windows 10. This process takes approximately 5-10 minutes.
After the process is complete, your Flashdisk is now ready to be used to reinstall your laptop or computer.