Create your Windows 11 and Windows 10 installation USB key

Rufus is a free program that will allow you to create your own bootable media. It thus allows to install Windows 11 or Windows 10. It also takes into account other operating systems such as Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Kali …)

Why use Rufus?

Rufus is a free and very fast tool to create Windows 11 installation media. Just add the Windows 10 or 11 ISO then select a USB stick and let it create the media. Indeed the DVD disc is finished, from now on it is necessary use an ISO file and make it bootable on a usb key.

Better, it is able to download a Windows ISO if you don’t have one. As a bonus, he can modify windows 11 system for install Windows 11 on an incompatible computer.

Rufus is also the most reliable and easiest tool on the market and it is capable of creating installation media (bootable media) for other operating systems.

Offer him a DEBIAN or UBUNTU ISO and he will know how to create your installation USB key.

The application can be downloaded from the official RUFUS website: https://rufus.ie/en/

Rufus offers a portable application, i.e. there is no need to do any installation. You can also use the normal application which installs like any other utility.

rufus app download

Once downloaded and installed the application opens and it is very easy to use.

Rufus Interface
Here is the interface of RUFUS

By clicking on Start you create your bootable media.

Please note that the process formats the USB key plugged into your computer.

Once finished, just plug the USB key into the computer and then choose to boot from USB drive in BIOS or UEFI settings.

It is then possible to install Windows 10 or Windows 11 on your computer.

The RUFUS Download function

If you do not have a WINDOWS ISO file at hand, Rufus offers to download it directly from its application.

Choose Download instead of Selection:

A menu opens and you can select the version of Windows, but also the “build”.

By validating the download process runs, the file is to be stored in the RUFUS directory.

Rufus download option
Select the Download button

The following window is displayed:

choosing the Windows version in Rufus
Here we choose the version of Windows

Then the “build”.

Windows 11 build choice
Example for Windows 11.

You will also be asked for the language for your ISO as well as the type of architecture (x64).

windows 11 download page on rufus
Click download to start downloading.

Validating the download begins and you can create your installation media from RUFUS.

Windows 11 and RUFUS

A major new feature for Rufus 3.19 is the ability to modify your media to install Windows 11 on all types of devices.

This is not all since it is also possible toinstall windows 11 without a microsoft account.

It seems that for the next version of Windows 11 22H2 Rufus is able to remove private data collection.

rufus options windows 11
Options to modify the installation of Windows 11.