How to create a bootable USB drive

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Technically you cannot burn an image to a USB stick however what you can do is extract the files from the image and copy them to a bootable USB drive.

Doing this is very simple. There are a number of different free programs you can use to do it.

On windows there are lots of free programs available to download to burn to a CD however fewer allow you to write an image to a usb stick.

Below I will explain how to create a bootable USB drive:

Windows

http://rufus.akeo.ie/



This is my favorite program for this task as it has lots of options and does not require installation.
I will explain how to create a bootable USB drive using this.

When you start up Rufus any pen drives you have plugged in to the computer should automatically appear in the Device box at the top. You can plug in a USB stick and it will find it after a couple of seconds-without you having to restart the program.


  • Leave the second box as it is and chnage the third one to NTFS.
  • Leave the cluster size as default and change the volume label to whatever you want to call it.
  • After you have done that make sure the check-box saying 'Create a bootable disk using:' is checked and select ISO Image. Then click the little button on the right of it to choose your ISO image.
  • If you want to see what's happening during the process click the log button at the bottom.