Many laptops today doesn’t contain a CD/DVD ROM device in their configuration. In other computers, with a CD/DVD device, the device is damaged. For that reasons and if you want to perform a clean installation of Windows on these machines, you have to obtain an external USB CD/DVD ROM device or to use a USB disk to install Windows.
In this tutorial you can find step by step instructions on how to create a bootable USB disk from an Windows ISO boot image file in order to install Windows from USB.
How to create a bootable USB disk from a Windows ISO image file.
To transfer the Windows ISO image to a USB disk and create a bootable USB disk to install Windows:
- Plug an EMPTY USB disk on your computer.
- Run Rufus Creator Utility & choose the empty USB disk.
- At Create a bootable disk using option, select “ISO Image” and click the icon on the right.
- Select the ISO image file from your disk and click Open.
- Finally press the Start button.
- Wait until Rufus utility creates the bootable USB disk from the ISO image file and your done.
To Start Windows installation using the USB boot disk you created:
1. Power On the computer (where Windows will be installed) and plug the USB boot disk.
2. Enter BIOS settings.
- Inside BIOS Settings set the USB storage as first boot device.
- Save and Exit BIOS settings.
3. Start Windows installation.
That’s all folks! Did it work for you?
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