How to create a bootable UEFI USB drive with Windows 10 

Do you want to install Windows 10 and you have an UEFI system? Do you want to install it from a bootable UEFI USB drive? I am sure that you want to find out how to create a bootable UEFI USB drive. It is very simple. Below, you can find a quick guide that will help you create a Windows 10 bootable UEFI USB drive.

Follow the steps described below and you will create by your own a Windows 10 bootable memory stick:

        Ø  You need to download the latest version of the software called “Rufus”;
Note: The “Rufus” application is a nice solution, because it is free and works without any issues.You can download it from here.

        Ø  Install the “Rufus” application and locate the executable file;
        Ø  Insert in one of your computer’s USB ports a USB drive. Make sure that the memory available on your USB drive is at least 4GB;
        Ø  Format the USB drive in order to erase the entire data;
Note: Before erasing it, backup everything from the USB drive to your hard drive;
        Ø  Run the “Rufus” executable file;
        Ø  From the drop-down menu,located under the “Device” feature, select your USB drive;
        Ø  From the drop-down menu located under the “Partition scheme and target system type” selection, chose the “MBR partition scheme for UEFI computer” feature;
Note: If your computer has a GPT partition scheme, select from the drop-down menu the appropriate feature;
        Ø  Select “NTFS” feature from the drop-down menu located under the “File system”;
        Ø  Check if it is selected the “4096 bytes (Default)” option for the “Cluster size” selection;
        Ø  Check the box next to the “Quick format” feature;
        Ø  Check the box next to the “Create a bootable disk using” feature;
        Ø  Select the “ISO Image” option from the drop down menu;
        Ø  Click on the CD/DVD drive icon (this can be found in the right side of the “ISO Image” feature
        Ø  Browse to the Windows 10 ISO image file;
        Ø  Check the box next to the “Create extended label and icon files” feature;
        Ø  Left click on the “Start” button;
        Ø  Now you will have to wait until the Windows 10 bootable UEFI USB stick will be created.
This is it. Now you are the happy owner of a Windows 10 UEFI bootable USB drive.If you have additional questions related to this topic, feel free to leave a comment below.

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