How to make pendrive bootableWe can create bootable pendrive using rufus software. It’s developed by Pete Batard of Akeo Consulting. It is a free and open-source portable application for Microsoft Windows that can be used to format and create bootable USB flash drives or Live USBs. It’s supports a variety of bootable .iso files, including various Linux distributions and Windows installation .iso files, as well as raw disk image files (including compressed ones). It can also be used to compute the MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256 hashes of the currently selected image. Rufus was originally designed as a modern open source replacement for the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool for Windows, which was primarily used to create DOS bootable USB flash drives.
Now apply these steps to create pendrive bootable using rufus software:-
Step 1:- First of all download Rufus software. We need .iso image of any operating system. Then select the location where you want to save the rufus software.
Step 2:- Double click on rufus software.
Step 3:-Now press yes option.
Step 4:-Now you can see this type option on your display. You can also see the device option is empty because there is no any device (pendrive) inserted on your laptop/computer.
Step 5:- When you insert any pendrive then it will automatically detected the pen drive. (Note:- Pendrive should be 8 GB or more then 8 GB).
Step 6:- Now click on select option.
Step 7:- Now select the .iso image of any operating system it may be Linux, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 etc. Now click on open.
Step 8:- Click on start option.
Step 9:- When you will click on start option then a message will show. it’s like a warning all data on device (pendrive) will be destroyed means all data of pendrive will be delete. then click on ok option.
Step 10:- Now you can see that the status of process. It will take 20 to 25 minutes to make pendrive bootable.
Step 11:- Wait until this option will show. Status should be ready and 1 device found option will show. Now your pendrive is ready. Now you can remove your pendrive safely.
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