How to create a Windows 10 UEFI boot media using Rufus tool

Creating boot media with Windows 10 ISO

To create a bootable media using a Windows 10 ISO file that you already have, connect a USB flash drive of at least 8GB of space, and use these steps:

  1. Open Rufus download page.
  2. Under the “Download” section, click the latest release of the tool to save the file on your device.

  1. Double-click the Rufus-x.x.exe file to launch the tool.
  2. Under the “Device” section, select the USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space.
  3. Under the “Boot selection” section, click the Select button on the right.
  4. Select the Windows 10 ISO file from its folder location.
  5. Click the Open button.
  6. Use the “Image option” drop-down menu to select the Standard Windows installationoption.
  7. Use the “Partition scheme” drop-down menu to select the GPT option.
  8. Use the “Target system” drop-down menu to select the UEFI (non CSM) option.
  9. Under the “Show Advanced drive properties” section, leave the default settings.
  10. Under the “Volume label” field, enter a descriptive name for the drive — for example, “win10_1903_usb.”
  11. Under the “File system” and “Cluster size” section, leave the default settings.
  12. Click the Show advanced format options button.
  13. Select the “Quick format” and “Create extended label and icon files” options.
  14. Click the Start button.
  15. Click the OK button to confirm.
  16. Click the Close button.

After you complete the steps, Rufus will create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 10 with the image that you provided.