Question about using Rufus to create a Bootable USB flash drive

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  1. Posts : 4,557
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    Once you have the Iso you can use any method you want to create your installer.

    You are one of the few or many who have issues with the Media Creation Tool, I never use it. I just download the Iso.

    If you were just doing the upgrade and not a clean install, you could just download the Iso file, mount it and run setup.exe
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  2. Posts : 5,178
    Windows 11 Home
       #12

    cereberus said:
    No need to do it via 3rd party tools. See tutorial on this (Option 3) in tutorial section - link in post #8.
    That takes about an hour and it fails sometimes, then you have to start over, downloading it directly takes ~5 mins.
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  3. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #13

    Hi,
    I used the media creation tool it worked fine to create a dvd installer too.
    But it is slow.
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  4. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #14

    sportsfan148 said:
    Hi Ztruker. Do you use Microsofts Media Creation Tool to download the ISO selecting Create Installation Media for another PC and selecting the ISO image instead of the USB option? Then use Rufus to create the bootable USB flash drive.
    I go here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
    I click on Download tool now
    Then I run it.
    Click Accept
    Check Create Create Installation Media (USB flash drive, DVD or ISO file) for another PC and click Next
    Select Language, Edition (Windows 10) and Architecture (64-buit (x64)
    Leave Use the recommended options selected and click Next
    Select ISO file and click Next
    PIck where I want the ISO to be created, give it a name I want and click Save
    Click Next
    Download starts

    Once it finishes I then use Rufus to create the Flash drive from the ISO.
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  5. Posts : 985
    Windows 10 Home 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #15

    AddRAM said:
    Once you have the Iso you can use any method you want to create your installer.

    You are one of the few or many who have issues with the Media Creation Tool, I never use it. I just download the Iso.

    If you were just doing the upgrade and not a clean install, you could just download the Iso file, mount it and run setup.exe
    Do you get the Windows 10 ISO using the Media Creation Tool?
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  6. Posts : 13,563
    Windows10
       #16

    TairikuOkami said:
    That takes about an hour and it fails sometimes, then you have to start over, downloading it directly takes ~5 mins.
    That is not usual. It takes about 7 mins for me and never failed.
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  7. Posts : 4,557
    Windows 10 Pro
       #17

    sportsfan148 said:
    Do you get the Windows 10 ISO using the Media Creation Tool?
    If you choose to save the Iso file you will.

    But I`d have to assume that even if you create a usb or dvd installer using the MCT the Iso file would be somewhere on your PC, but who knows where, most likely in your downloads folder.

    Just follow Z`s instructions.


    And going back to your 1st post, of course the usb stick has to be in before you proceed to use Rufus. If not there`s no usb stick for Rufus to find.

    You should not be having all this trouble to create a simple usb installer for W10
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  8. Posts : 985
    Windows 10 Home 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Ztruker said:
    I go here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
    I click on Download tool now
    Then I run it.
    Click Accept
    Check Create Create Installation Media (USB flash drive, DVD or ISO file) for another PC and click Next
    Select Language, Edition (Windows 10) and Architecture (64-buit (x64)
    Leave Use the recommended options selected and click Next
    Select ISO file and click Next
    PIck where I want the ISO to be created, give it a name I want and click Save
    Click Next
    Download starts

    Once it finishes I then use Rufus to create the Flash drive from the ISO.
    Thanks mate..those instructions are crystal clear..cheers. The only problem I'm having now is with the 16gb USB flash drive. When I used the Media Creation Tool and it failed at 50% while creating the media. It corrupted my flash drive..presumably while formatting it. It wouldn't format in Windows when I tried..just told me to insert disc. So I went to Disk Management where it showed flash drive was unallocated space. I created simple volume, assigned a drive letter, set Fat32 and quick format. It brought the drive back again so it was visible under This PC. I'm in the middle now of trying to suss out how to set the drive letter back to being dynamic instead of the static one I had to assign when setting up the Simple volume. I'll never use the media creation tool again for the whole process
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #19

    NTFS vs. Fat 32 for startup USB drive


    Saw something in a previous post that confuses me. I am about to download the media creation tool to a USB drive. I will select the ISO option and use the download to install Creator version 1709 onto a laptop running Anniversary edition that will not recognize the existence of the Creator version. The USB drive is formatted in NTFS, and my computer uses UEFI. I have read that newer UEFI based computers will only start from an NTFS flash drive. But some say that only a flash drive formatted in FAT 32 can be used for startup. Or, doesn't the drive format matter any more? Does anyone know for for sure which is correct?
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  10. Posts : 17,247
    Windows 11 Pro
       #20

    A MBR partitioned USB flash drive with a FAT32 partition marked as active is universal. It will boot in both legacy BIOS and UEFI computers. If you don't mark the partition as active, then it will boot in UEFI only.
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