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  1. Wynona's Avatar
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    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #320

    f14tomcat said:
    ok, was not aware all this was testing and the thumb was intended for multi-purpose.
    I've never considered using a bootable flash drive as multi-purpose.
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  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #321

    f14tomcat said:
    ok, was not aware all this was testing and the thumb was intended for multi-purpose.
    I might install Linux on it later.

    Wynona said:
    Yup! I've used Rufus as long as I've been making my own ISOs.
    Yup! I've used Rufus to create bootable Linux SD cards.

    Wynona said:
    Fake drive? What's that?
    http://www.ebay.com/cln/tnimitz0/cou...s/167558126015

    Wynona said:
    I bought four 8 GB USB drives for a few bucks and have dedicated those to my ISOs.
    I have no bucks to buy one.

    Wynona said:
    I've never considered using a bootable flash drive as multi-purpose.
    I have two bootable USB drives containing personal files.
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  3. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 27,978
    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #322

    Matthew Wai said:
    I might install Linux on it later.

    Yup! I've used Rufus to create bootable Linux SD cards.
    Hmmmm, wonder if that would work with Rufus and the ISO for Windows 10?

    Matthew Wai said:
    I have no bucks to buy one.
    Yeh, that's gonna be my condition what with all the medical bills for Hubby. Good thing I have what I need now . . .

    Matthew Wai said:
    I have two bootable USB drives containing personal files.
    So, you're using the USB drives kind of like I use my External drives.
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  4. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #323

    Wynona said:
    So, you're using the USB drives kind of like I use my External drives.
    My USB hard drive is also bootable. It has Linux Mint, via which I can access the Internet.

    Wynona said:
    Yeh, that's gonna be my condition what with all the medical bills for Hubby. Good thing I have what I need now . . .
    Due to my poor English comprehesion, I don't know what you meant.
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  5. Posts : 137
    Windows 10
       #324

    @Brink -- I have a quick off topic question....

    Not to resurrect a thread from the past...But if one wanted to create a Win7 ISO that was both UEFI + BIOS bootable, can we follow the step 11 of this thread you created but still have no issue installing Windows 7 on a PC with a BIOS firmware?

    Meaning, does creating the bootx64.efi file prevent the install from working on a Win7 BIOS setup?

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  6. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #325

    I almost forgot:

    New RUFUS beta: 2018-09-04 12:35 1.0M Rufus 3.2 BETA (PLEASE REPORT ANY ISSUE AND REMEMBER: THIS IS NOT A RELEASE)
    Version 3.2 (2018.09.??)
    Add RSA-2048 signature validation on all the server downloads
    Add "Fast zeroing" cheat mode (courtesy of René van der Zee)
    Add support for XP/Server 2003 x64 ISOs (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
    Improve ISO extraction performance by preallocating files (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
    Improve bad blocks check algorithm (from suggestions by AL.Skywalker)
    Fix progress not being displayed for Sylinux or GRUB downloads
    Fix application close when cancelling an image scan

    Stable version: RUFUS 3.1 Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

    Version 3.1 (2018.06.19)
    Fix extraction of ISO content for GRUB based ISOs (Manjaro, Kaspersky, etc.)
    Fix text being truncated on some dialogs (mostly Russian and Thai)
    Add detection & warning about the 'Controlled Folder Access' Windows 10 feature
    Improve retry attempts for transient errors
    Increase size of the ESP to 300MB, for Windows To Go drives partitioned as GPT
    Update GRUB 2.0 and Grub4DOS to latest
    Update libcdio to latest
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #326

    KabyBlue said:
    @Brink -- I have a quick off topic question....

    Not to resurrect a thread from the past...But if one wanted to create a Win7 ISO that was both UEFI + BIOS bootable, can we follow the step 11 of this thread you created but still have no issue installing Windows 7 on a PC with a BIOS firmware?

    Meaning, does creating the bootx64.efi file prevent the install from working on a Win7 BIOS setup?

    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10-win7-uefi.png
    Hello @KabyBlue,

    You should be able to install Windows 7 with or without UEFI using the USB from that method.
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  8. Posts : 137
    Windows 10
       #327

    Brink said:
    Hello @KabyBlue,

    You should be able to install Windows 7 with or without UEFI using the USB from that method.
    Thnx for the clarification!
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  9. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #328

    It damaged my USB drive


    The CDROM worked but then I tried the bootable USB drive and it damaged it. I lost all the information and I couldn't even format it. I had to buy another drive!
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #329

    Mountain Mike said:
    The CDROM worked but then I tried the bootable USB drive and it damaged it. I lost all the information and I couldn't even format it. I had to buy another drive!
    Hello Mike,

    I'm not sure what you are referring to from the tutorial. Could you provide more details?
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