How to create a ubuntu bootable USB stick on Windows?

Stan Lee. August 18, 2016 Comments

How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows

Before you begin, you need to download Ubuntu and, if you want, verify the download.

To run or install Ubuntu from a USB stick, the first thing you need to do is insert a USB stick with at least 2GB of free space into your PC.

The easiest way to put Ubuntu onto your stick is to use the Rufus USB installer. You’ll need to download and install and follow the instructions.

Download the Rufus USB installer


1. Open Rufus and select your USB stick in the 'Device' dropdown.

select ubuntu stick

2. Click the CD Rom icon next to the 'FreeDOS' dropdown, then find your downloaded Ubuntu ISO and click 'Open' and then 'Start'.

select iso file

3. Click 'Yes' when it asks to download Syslinux software

syslinux software

4. Click 'OK' to write in ISO Image mode

iso image

5. Confirm that your USB stick is selected and then 'OK' to continue

erase all data

6. When it is finished, just restart your computer and start using Ubuntu, or you can install Ubuntu

completed usb bootable


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