In 2015, CDs and DVDs era is coming to an end and we now use flash storage more than ever. It is reusable as many times as we want and the storage size can be a lot bigger.

Yesterday I was installing Windows 10 on a new built computer with a USB drive and I was thinking of the old time when I was using CDs or DVDs for the installation of different OS… And I thought that maybe some people didn’t know yet how to do it, so I wrote you a little tutorial on how to do this!

1- First, of course, you need the image file of your exploitation system (let say Windows). I won’t pass any more time on this point since I assume you all know what an image is.

2- You will need a software to install the image file on a USB drive and make it bootable. The one I like to use is Rufus. It’s free and easy to use. Download it here.

3- Once Rufus installed, open it and follow those following steps :

rufus-tutorial

a) Plug your USB drive into your computer and select it.

b) Select “Create a bootable disk using ISO image” (if your image is a .ISO).

c) Click on that icon and choose the file image of your OS.

d) You are ready to go! Click the start button to start the process.

Warning : You’ll lose everything on your USB drive, so make sure to do a backup before doing this.

And that’s it! You now have a Windows bootable USB drive. Simply plug it into your computer and restart your computer. If your USB doesn’t boot, it’s probably because you need to change your boot order in your BIOS settings.

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