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Rufus – Create bootable USB drives the easy way

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Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

  • you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
  • you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
  • you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
  • you want to run a low-level utility

Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!

Oh, and Rufus is fast. For instance it's about twice as fast as UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer or Windows 7 USB download tool, on the creation of a Windows 7 USB installation drive from an ISO. It is also marginally faster on the creation of Linux bootable USB from ISOs. (1)
A non exhaustive list of Rufus supported ISOs is also provided at the bottom of this page. (2)

Supported Languages:

Bahasa IndonesiaBahasa MalaysiaБългарскиČeštinaDanskDeutschΕλληνικά
PolskiPortuguêsPortuguês do BrasilРусскийRomânăSlovenskySlovenščinaSrpski
SuomiSvenskaTiếng ViệtTürkçeУкраїнська简体中文正體中文日本語한국어ไทย

System Requirements:

Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit doesn't matter. Once downloaded, the application is ready to use.

I will take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the translators who made it possible for Rufus, as well as this webpage, to be translated in various languages. If you find that you can use Rufus in your own language, you should really thank them!


Download the executable and run it – no installation is necessary.

The executable is digitally signed and the signature should state:

  • “Akeo Consulting” (v1.3.0 or later)
  • “Pete Batard – Open Source Developer” (v1.2.0 or earlier)

Notes on DOS support:

If you create a DOS bootable drive and use a non-US keyboard, Rufus will attempt to select a keyboard layout according to the locale of your system. In that case, FreeDOS, which is the default selection, is recommended over MS-DOS, as it supports more keyboard layouts.

Notes on ISO Support:

All versions of Rufus since v1.1.0 allow the creation of a bootable USB from an ISO image (.iso).

Creating an ISO image from a physical disc or from a set of files is very easy to do however, through the use of a CD burning application, such as the freely available InfraRecorder or CDBurnerXP.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A Rufus FAQ is available HERE.

To provide feedback, report a bug or request an enhancement, please use the github issue tracker. Or you can send an e-mail.


GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.
You are free to distribute, modify or even sell the software, insofar as you respect the GPLv3 license.

Rufus is produced in a 100% transparent manner, from its public source, using a MinGW32 environment.


  • Version 3.13 (2020.11.20)
    • Add a cheat mode (Alt-M) to accept disk images without a Boot Marker
    • Add marquee operation progress to the taskbar icon
    • Add zeroing/image writing progress to the log
    • Switch to using 0x55 and 0xAA instead of 0x00 and 0xFF for low pass badblock check
    • Switch to using fake/manufacturer units when computing the default label
    • Fix overnumerous write retries on error when writing a disk image
    • Work around Windows' abysmal handling of removable drives that contain an ESP
    • Improve mounting/unmounting of volumes
    • Update UEFI:NTFS file system drivers to version 1.7
    • Other internal fixes and improvements (VDS, error reporting, etc.)
  • Other versions

Source Code

  • Rufus 3.13 (3.5 MB)
  • Alternatively, you can clone the git repository using: $ git clone git://
  • For more information, see the github project.

If you are a developer, you are very much encouraged to tinker with Rufus and submit patches.


Since I'm getting asked about this on regular basis, there is no donation button on this page.

The main reason is that I feel that the donation system doesn't actually help software development and worse, can be guilt-inducing for users who choose not to donate.

Instead, I think that “mécénat”; or developer patronage, from companies which benefit most from a healthy FLOSS ecosystem, is what we should be aiming for. This is because, unless they are backed by a company, developers who want to provide quality Open Source software cannot realistically sustain full time development, no matter how generous their software users are.

Also, unless you are blocking them (hint, hint), you'll notice that there are ads on this page, which I consider sufficient revenue enough.

Finally the fact that I have the freedom to develop Free Software in my spare time should indicate that I'm well-off enough, and therefore that you should direct your generosity towards people who need it a lot more than I do. If you really insist, you can always make a donation to the Free Software Foundation, as they are the main reason software Rufus is possible.

At any rate, I'll take this opportunity to say thank you for your continuing support and enthusiasm about this little program: it is much appreciated!

But please continue to feel free to use Rufus without any guilt about not contributing for it financially – you should never have to!


(1) Speed comparison between Rufus and other applications

The following tests were carried out on a Windows 7 x64 Core 2 duo/4 GB RAM platform, with an USB 3.0 controller and a 16 GB USB 3.0 ADATA S102 flash drive.

• Windows 7 x64en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_618240.iso

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool v1.0.3000:08:10
Universal USB Installer v1.8.7.500:07:10
UNetbootin v1.1.1.100:06:20
RMPrepUSB v2.1.63800:04:10
WiNToBootic v1.200:03:35
Rufus v1.1.100:03:25
• Ubuntu 11.10 x86ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso

UNetbootin v1.1.1.100:01:45
RMPrepUSB v2.1.638 00:01:35
Universal USB Installer v1.8.7.500:01:20
Rufus v1.1.100:01:15
• Slackware 13.37 x86slackware-13.37-install-dvd.iso

UNetbootin v1.1.1.101:00:00+
Universal USB Installer v1.8.7.500:24:35
RMPrepUSB v2.1.63800:22:45
Rufus v1.1.100:20:15


How to Create Bootable USB from ISO on Windows 10/8/7

Make bootable usb from iso

ISO files, or image files can be extremely useful. They essentially contain a snapshot of all the required files and content for a particular OS, software, DVD or other media.

It is important to know how to create bootable media from an ISO file because the process is not as simple as just copying the ISO file to another location. It requires a special utility for the purpose.

In this article, we will showcase some of the best and most powerful tools to create a bootable USB drive from a source ISO file.

Please note that some of these methods require a significant knowledge of ISO files and how they are burned to create bootable media. If you are not very comfortable with the technical aspects of this process, then your choice will be narrowed down to a single option – the second one. Now, let's go ahead and see what these tools are capable of.

One of the biggest challenges when creating bootable media is that ISO files tend to get corrupted unless you are using the correct software.

Even when you use appropriate software for the purpose, it's easy to end up redoing the burning process over and over again until you get it right.

If you want to avoid all of that, then ISO Editor from UUByte should be your first choice.

This versatile application does not negatively impact your data in any way. It supports multiple file systems such as NTFS, FAT and FAT32. It also supports UEFI as well as legacy BIOS boots.

In addition, the software offers full support across a wide range of Windows operating system ranging from Windows 10 all the way back to Vista and XP.

Here is how you can easily use this reliable utility to create bootable USB drive from an ISO file that you have downloaded or extracted:

Key Features of ISO Editor

  • One-click to create bootable USB or CD/DVD.
  • Support 1500+ USB flash drives including the latest USB 3.0.
  • Directly extract files from ISO Image.
  • Copy entire ISO fime on DVD to local folder.


Windows Version


Mac Version

Step 1: Download and Installation UUByte ISO Editor on Windows PC

Download UUByte ISO Editor application from above location. Please note that this is a direct download link, which means the .exe file will be automatically downloaded when you click this link. Double-click the .exe file to install the software on your PC, and launch the application.

Step 2: Import ISO File

Click “Burn” button on the main interface to initial the setup process. All you need to do is follow the onscreen instructions. After this, you will be taken to a page where you can select the ISO file from which you will be creating the bootable USB drive. Select the file and then insert the USB drive before moving to the next step.

Step 3: Start Making Bootable USB Drive from Selected ISO Image

You can now select USB as the burn option, and click on the button that says 'Burn'. In a few moments, your bootable USB drive will be ready and you can remove it and use it for your purpose.

As you can see, there are no complicated steps to follow and no additional software required to create bootable media. The application is completely error free, so you can confidently use even a DVD or CD to create the required bootable media from your ISO file.


Windows Version


Mac Version

XBOOT: Create Bootable USB from Windows 10/8/7 ISO

XBOOT is another very versatile utility, and it is designed to create multiboot USB drives. This simply means that you can have multiple ISO files on a single USB drive, and you can use these for various purposes as required.

One nice feature about this particular utility is that you will be notified in case a particular ISO file is not supported for burning as bootable media onto a USB drive. It's convenient because it saves you time in case the ISO is not suitable for creating bootable media.

Step 1: First of all, download and extract the utility on your Windows PC. When you launch the application, you will see a window containing three tabs. The first step is where you will be adding your ISO file.

Step 2: You can simply drag and drop multiple ISO files into this particular window. As we already mentioned, any ISO file that is not supported will prompt a notification.

Step 3: Once you have done this, at the bottom of the window on the right hand side you will see an option to either create a DVD or USB. Click on the USB option.

Step 4 : Now select the appropriate USB in case you have more than one. You can leave the bootloader section on the default choice. Now click 'Ok' to make your bootable USB drive. At the end of the process, you will have your bootable USB drive with whatever ISO files you selected in Step 2.

Etcher: Make Bootable USB from ISO on Mac & Linux (Ubuntu)

This particular utility is available for multiple distributions including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Etcher is popular because of its smooth interface and ease of use. The simple three-step process does require some amount of preparation, however, since you will have to get the correct ISO image file to use the right bootable media.

It was originally created to help flash OS images to SD cards, but it is also very effective in flashing such images to USB drives, which is the focus of this article. Here is how Etcher works:

Step 1 : You can download the appropriate installer from the official Etcher website linked here. Go ahead and install the application and launch to program on your PC or Mac.

Step 2: On the software interface, the first option will be to select the source image, which is the ISO file from which you want to make the bootable USB drive. Choose the appropriate ISO file for this by clicking on 'Select image', and then browsing for and choosing the appropriate ISO file.

Step 3: The next step is to select your target drive. In this case, it will be the USB drive. Make sure you have inserted a USB drive prior to choosing the target location. Now choose USB as your 'Target drive'.

Step 4: The final step is to click on the 'Flash' button, and in a few minutes your bootable USB drive will be ready for use.

In case you are not comfortable with choosing the different distributions for this particular installer, you can use another extremely popular application that will help you create a bootable USB drive from an ISO file even if you don't have any technical expertise whatsoever.


All of these utilities are extremely versatile, but at times you may face certain errors.

For example, if your ISO file has not been extracted properly or is corrupted in anyway, no ISO utility will be able to create bootable media for you.

As such, you will need to make sure that the ISO file is properly extracted or downloaded without errors. Once you have done that, you may use any of the above software applications to create your bootable media on USB.


Make a bootable flash drive from an ISO image • MintGuide.Org

Make bootable usb from iso

We all know that installing an operating system from a USB drive is much faster than installing from DVD. In this article we will look at several ways to createa bootable USB drive.

Before describing how to create a bootable USB drive read the article How to correctly format the USB stick in Linux Mint. In some cases described below, it is desirable to have already formatted the USB flash drive in FAT32 format.

1. LinuxLive USB Creator (only for Windows users) If you are a user of the Windows operating system and want to make a bootable USB flash drive with a Linux distribution – this program is for you. It is very simple, select the USB flash drive, please specify the iso image will be copied, turn on the option to format the USB stick and click on the lightning.

You can download the program on the official developer’s website

2. Rufus (only for Windows users)

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable Flash/Pen/Key drives, memory cards, etc. Rufus will be especially useful in cases where: -you need to create a bootable USB disk from a bootable ISO image (Windows, Linux, UEFI, and others) -need to work on systems that have no OS installed -you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS -you need to run a low-level utility

-Despite its small size, Rufus knows how to do everything!

3. UNetbootin (for Linux, Windows, Mac users)

A very common program. The principle of operation is the same as the previous program. Select the image, select the flash drive, and click OK. For details, see the screenshots below.

Official website

Installation latest version into Linux Mint 14/15/16/17/17.1:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppasudo apt-get install unetbootin extlinux

4. LiveUSB MultiSystem (for Linux users) -To create a bootable USB flash drive with multiple operating systems (windows or linux) read article Create your LiveUSB MultiBoot very simple in Linux Mint.

5. Either – program to burn the iso image with the distro on a USB flash drive or micro SD card (Windows, MacOS and Linux) read article Either – program to record the iso image on a USB flash drive

6. YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator (for Linux, Windows users)

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Integrator), is the successor to our MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more.

Contrary to MultiBootISOs which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub toBoot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

Important Note: YUMI was intended to be used to try to run various “LIVE Linux” Operating Systems from USB. Installing Linux from the YUMI created USB Drive to a Hard Drive is not officially supported. If the installer portion of any Live Linux distro does work, consider it a bonus.


Installation latest version into Linux Mint 14/15/16/17/17.1:

Download DEB package “YUMI for Ubuntu Linux” from website

Install it.

7. USB image writer (for Linux users)

Linux Mint have default utility USB image writer. One time I used this program, but personally I have not always made a bootable USB flash drive.

Locate menu, the program will run. Select the image, select the USB drive and click Write.

8. MultiBoot USB – another Multiboot USB flash drive

Multiboot USB flash drive designed for loading and installing operating systems Windows/Linux and restoration-resuscitation tools directly from the USB drive.

9. WinUSB – Create Windows Usb stick
is a simple tool that allows you to create your own Windows installation on USB stick from an ISO image or DVD disk in Linux Mint.

10. Using the terminal (in my opinion the best 100% of the way)

As is known, the terminal is installed in any Linux distribution by default, so install additional software is not required.

The terminal command to write the iso image, the distribution is as follows:

sudo dd if=/home/USER/linuxmint.iso of=/dev/sdb

Where instead of /home/USER/linuxmint.iso you need to specify the path to the iso file. sdb in the end, it’s a stick on which is written the way.

The program is designed for byte copy data from one location to another. DD can create an image of a whole hard disk, a certain partition, copy the contents of CD/DVD disc, create image flash drives and much more.

There is one minus the dd utility copies the data by sector and therefore, she doesn’t care at all how much data to copy media, the most important thing for her is the size of the object!

(dd if=/dev/hda3 of=/home/user/backup/hda3.

img) in Other words, if the disk partition /dev/hda3 has a size of 10 GB, and the data on it is only 1 GB, then the image hda3.img will have a size of 10 GB.
The program is designed for byte copy data from one location to another. DD can create an image of a whole hard disk, a certain partition, copy the contents of CD/DVD disc, create image flash drives and much more. There is one minus the dd utility copies the data by sector and therefore, she doesn’t care at all how much data to copy media, the most important thing for her is the size of the object!

(dd if=/dev/hda3 of=/home/user/backup/hda3.

img) in Other words, if the disk partition /dev/hda3 has a size of 10 GB, and the data on it is only 1 GB, then the image hda3.img will have a size of 10 GB.

To determine your flash drive, run in terminal:

And if you stick decided differently, change in the command.

To be entered correctly in the command path to the file, open the folder with the file, open next to the terminal and drag the file into the terminal:

Now we are ready to start. I got the command:

sudo dd if=/home/linuxmintpro/Downloads/linuxmint-17.1-mate-64bit-LinuxMint.Pro-edition.iso of=/dev/sdb

The cursor of the terminal is blinking and it seems that nothing happens, but actually being recorded. Wait for the image capture and at the end you should see in the terminal this:

That’s all

Good Luck!!!

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Create a Bootable USB From an ISO With These 10 Tools

Make bootable usb from iso

Creating a bootable USB from an ISO file is easy if you have the right tools. Here's how to make a bootable pendrive.

Why You Need a Bootable USB Drive

Installations from a USB flash drive have become one of the easiest ways to update your computer with a new operating system. A USB installation is quick, extremely portable, and has the bonus of reverting to a storage device following the install. See our introduction to using flash drives on Windows 10 if you need some background.

You'll find a fair few ISO to USB tools out there, and they feature a range of tools for beginners and advanced users. Let's take a look at the burn time, and the resources available to each software. For science!

Note: To keep this test fair, I'm going to burn a copy of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713 x64 to an 8GB Integral USB flash drive, formatting the drive between each burn.

A Mini-Glossary of ISO-to-USB Tool Terminology

Before we plow into the testing phase, there are a handful of acronyms I'd to spell out, and a few other bits of ISO to USB jargon we'll clear up.

  • Bootloader Options: The bootloader loads the operating system. Some ISO burners allow you to choose the bootloader you'll need for your desired operating system installation.
  • Grub4dos: A bootloader package designed to allow users to select between multiple operating systems installed on a single system.
  • Syslinux: A lightweight bootloader package designed to allow users to select between multiple Linux or Unix installations.
  • QEMU: Short for Quick Emulator, is a hardware virtualization tool. In this context, it allows users to test their USB before proceeding with the burn process.
  • Cluster Size: Defines the smallest available space for storing data. Instead of assigning individual disk sectors, the file system assigns contiguous groups of sectors, called clusters.
  • File System: Controls how data is accessed and stored. Without it, your data would lump together with no beginning or end. A file system defines easy access. There are different file systems available, though your burning tool should discern your requirements via the ISO you use.
  • Bad Sector: Some ISO to USB tools allow you to perform a bad sector check. Before the burn commences, your USB will be scanned, fixing any irregularities to ensure your installation is smooth. Somewhat defragmenting your desktop, but on a much smaller scale.

Now, in no particular order, here are the ISO to USB burning tools with their respective times.

Want the TL;DR? Check out the best ISO to USB comparison video below!

1. Rufus

Features: Partition schemes, file systems, automatic ISO detection, target system type, mode of bootable, bad sector checks, ISO write mode

First up, Rufus. Rufus is a very small executable that has consistently improved its offerings over the years. Along with standard ISO to USB options such as cluster size and file system, Rufus now automatically detects settings for the ISO you select and fills in the optimal settings. Furthermore, Rufus has a hidden Advanced Mode with a bunch of extra options.

Rufus clocked in at 21m12s which is definitely not the fastest. Regardless, Rufus is an excellent ISO to USB tool.

2. Windows USB/DVD Download Tool

Features: None

Such an eloquent name. You select your ISO. You select your media type; USB or DVD. You click Begin Copying, and off it goes. In what is the most basic of basic UIs, and with only two options, the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool is almost sublimely simple, comparable only to ISO to USB. This makes it a fine tool when installing Windows 10 from a USB drive.

Windows USB/DVD Download Tool came home in 17m51s which puts it toward the top of the ISO to USB timings board.

3. RMPrepUSB

Features: Bootloader options, file systems and overrides, grub4dos, syslinux, QEMU

RMPrepUSB is one of the most complete ISO to USB packages on this list. Aside from the features above, it comes packed with a host of other bootloaders, DiskDoctor, Speed Tests, and individual user configurations for frequently prepared drives.

RMPrepUSB clocks in with a 21m38 putting it firmly toward the top of the timings board but, Rufus, the features more than make up for the slightly slower time.


Features: Multiboot, ISO auto-download

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) is another multiboot ISO to USB installer with settings for a vast range of Linux, Windows, and system utility ISOs. YUMI is easy to use. You scroll down the distribution list and check for the ISO you want, then select the corresponding ISO on your system from the box below. Don't have the ISO? YUMI will take care of that for you.

YUMI clocked in at 17m46—slower than the first time I ran these tests some five years ago (it was 14m50s back then!), but still ahead of the rest.

5. Novicorp WinToFlash [No Longer Available]

Features: Multiboot, grub4dos, bootloader options, burning wizard, file systems, burning profiles, ISO auto-download

Novicorp WinToFlash is a popular ISO to USB utility that features a handy burning wizard. The wizard guides you through the burning process, although it isn't unique to the utility (Rufus fills in all the information you need, for example). WinToFlash also allows you to create multiboot USBs as well as an auto-downloader for any ISO files you're missing.

WinToFlash clocks in at 22m01, decent speed for a tool that guides you through the ISO to USB process.

6. UNetbootin

Features: grub4dos, ISO auto-download (Linux only), syslinux

UNetbootin is primarily a Linux LiveUSB burning tool, but it works sufficiently well with Windows that it deserves inclusion in this list. The UNetbootin utility isn't flashy, but it does come with a few nifty features. For instance, it has an auto-download feature for Linux distributions, letting you select from a range of popular distros and system utility tools.

UNetbootin came home in 22m01, exactly the same as WinToFlash and again, a decent time for a useful tool.

The ISO-to-USB Winner Is…

The winner regarding speed is YUMI. The winner regarding features and ease of use is Rufus, which was only 3 minutes slower than YUMI. Furthermore, both burning tools cater to slightly different markets; Rufus is for one-off ISO to USB creation whereas YUMI is excellent for multiboot tools.

Let's not discount the other USB to ISO tools. The range of burn times didn't vary much, so it really boils down to the features you need and find in a specific utility.

I tested many more ISO to USB tools for the sake of competition—and to bring you the best overall picture possible. There were a few tools that didn't make the grade, for one reason or another. Here are the fallen few:

  • XBoot is another multiboot tool featuring an inbuilt download, but other options were faster and somewhat easier to use. However, XBOOT's QEMU function is excellent.
  • WinToBootic fits comfortably into the basic features category and clocked a decent time, too.
  • Passcape ISO Burner is a multifunction burning tool, but it wouldn't work for me. I have read other positive reviews, so it could be worth a look for other individuals.
  • ISO to USB is another very basic tool. However, it didn't make the cut through a slow time and lack of features.
  • FlashBoot has a decent UI and a burning wizard to guide you through, but I gave up on the test as it had not even hit 50% after nearly 40 minutes.
  • UltraISO burned the ISO to USB at a reasonable speed and has the bonus of being able to mount ISOs before burning to check their files.

What's Your ISO-to-USB Tool of Choice?

Hopefully, you now have a better overview of the best ISO to USB tools available to you. Furthermore, you can pick your tool based upon its raw speed, its functionality, or a combination of both. If you need a guide to creating a bootable USB to install Windows from an ISO file, look no further:

For macOS users, we've also looked at how to boot your Mac from USB.

Got a load of USB flash drives and that you don't know what to do with? Here are five use you might not have considered, such as installing multiple operating systems on your USB stick.

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Как создать загрузочный USB-носитель с помощью Rufus

Make bootable usb from iso

Ни для кого не секрет, что USB-накопители являются наиболее удобными при создании загрузочных устройств. И, даже не смотря на то, что DVD/CD-диски сохраняют выгодную для себя дистанцию по скорости работы, флешки в свою очередь имеют ряд весомых плюсов, с которыми тяжело поспорить.

О каких же преимуществах мы говорим?

  • Установка Flash-накопителя на ПК без встроенного DVD-привода.
  • Большой объем памяти.
  • Возможность быстрого изменения содержимого.
  • По габаритам флешки значительно более компактны, нежели DVD-диски.

В этой статье мы рассмотрим процесс создания загрузочной флешки при помощи такого замечательного инструмента как Rufus. С помощью него и предустановленных в нем настроек вы сможете с легкостью безошибочно установить операционную систему на новый ПК.

Требования для эффективной работы

  • Установленное программное обеспечение Rufus.
  • ISO-файл нужной вам операционной системы.
  • USB-устройство с объемом не меньше 4 Гб для Linux и 8 Гб для Windows.

Загрузите RUFUS с официального сайта

Rufus является бесплатным ПО для создания загрузочных носителей. Загрузить вы его можете с официального сайта, перейдя по ссылке ниже:
Официальный сайт Rufus

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Создайте загрузочный носитель

Rufus не требует предварительной установки, поэтому вы можете ограничиться простым запуском исполняемого файла.

Перед тем как приступать непосредственно к работе, подключите к компьютеру Flash-накопитель и запустите программу от имени администратора.

Если носитель установлен и работает корректно, Rufus автоматически обнаружит диск и отобразит его. Если вы установили несколько устройств, выберите нужное в раскрывающемся меню “Устройство”.

Теперь необходимо выбрать метод загрузки. Rufus предлагает выбрать один из следующих типов:

  • Диск или ISO-образ.
  • FreeDOS.
  • Незагрузочный образ.

Рекомендуем оставить метод по умолчанию. Нажмите клавишу Выбрать и укажите корректный путь к ISO-образу Windows 10.

Нажмите Старт и дождитесь завершения процесса установки.

Рекомендуемые настройки носителя под UEFI и BIOS

Обычно предустановленные настройки всегда работают корректно и помогают без лишних сложностей настроить любой загрузочный USB-накопитель. Тем не менее для тех из вас, кто хотел бы разобраться в нюансах, мы рассмотрим вопрос подробнее.

Существует две программы низкоуровневого запуска операционной системы — UEFI и BIOS.

Поскольку вторая уже приобретает статус морально устаревшей, новые устройства поставляются с поддержкой более новой версии UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface). Она гораздо эффективнее своего предшественника BIOS, поэтому, вероятно, мир компьютерных технологий скоро и вовсе откажется от устаревших стандартов.

Создание загрузочной флешки Windows 10 с UEFI

  • Схема раздела: GPT.
  • Целевая система: UEFI (non-CSM).
  • Файловая система: FAT32.
  • Размер кластера: 8192 (по умолчанию).

В расширенных параметрах форматирования установите галочки на первые два параметра:

  • Быстрое форматирование.
  • Создать расширенную метку и значок устройства.

Создание загрузочной флешки Windows 10 с устаревшим BIOS

  • Схема раздела: MBR.
  • Целевая система: BIOS или UEFI-CSM.
  • Файловая система: NTFS.
  • Размер кластера: 8192 (по умолчанию).

В расширенных параметрах форматирования установите галочки на первые два параметра:

  • Быстрое форматирование.
  • Создать расширенную метку и значок устройства.

Главное отличие создания загрузочной флешки Windows от Linux заключается в том, что при использовании Linux, Rufus сначала проверит наличие обновления файлов Syslinux/GRUB.

Следовательно, перед вами появится всплывающее окно с просьбой подтвердить обновление или же отказаться от него. Если вы откажетесь, приложение попросту воспользуется собственными ресурсами.

Возможные ошибки Rufus

К сожалению, не существует таких программ, которые могли бы работать всю историю своего существования без ошибок. Ниже мы рассмотрим самые основные и расскажем как их исправить.

Error: [0x00000015] The device is not ready.

В большинстве случаев возникновение данной ошибки указывает на проблемы, связанные с аппаратным обеспечением, из-за чего USB-накопитель не может быть правильно подключен. Она появляется в случае если устройство было автоматически отключено или же произошел сбой в процессе форматирования.

Если вам довелось столкнуться с данной ошибкой, воспользуйтесь следующей инструкцией:

1. Откройте командную строку от имени администратора.

2. Введите команду mountvol /e и нажмите Enter.

Возникновение ошибки 0x00000015 возможно и по другой, более редкой причине, — плохое подключение USB. Следовательно, использование внешнего кабеля или разъема для подключения высокоскоростного USB 3.0 настоятельно не рекомендуется.

Device eliminated because it appears to contain no media.

Если вам довелось столкнуться с этой ошибкой, попробуйте воспользоваться другим USB-устройством. Она сообщает о том, что выбранный вами накопитель больше не может перезаписывать данные (вышел из строя).

Error [0x00000005] Access is denied.

Данная ошибка появляется в случае конфликта Rufus с другим сторонним программным обеспечением. Убедитесь, не блокирует ли ваш антивирус процесс работы установочного приложения.

Более того, если вы являетесь владельцем операционной системы Windows 10, вполне вероятно, что виновником в возникновении ошибки 0x00000005 может быть функция Controlled Folder Access.

Суть ее работы заключается в том, что она запрещает программам вести запись данных на диски, на которых она не установлена.

Чтобы отключить параметр Controlled Folder Access, воспользуйтесь следующей инструкцией:

1. Откройте меню Пуск > Настройки > Обновление и безопасность > Безопасность Windows.

2. Откройте Центр безопасность Защитника Windows.

3. Перейдите в раздел Защита от вирусов и угроз.

4. Откройте Параметры защиты от вирусов и других угроз.

5. Перейдите к параметру Управление контролируемым доступом к файлам.

6. Отключите функцию.

Теперь вы гарантированно создадите загрузочную флешку, избежав любых возможных ошибок! Надеемся, статья оказалась вам полезной и помогла правильно создать загрузочный USB-накопитель.



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