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Creating a bootable USB stick on Windows

This will cover how to write an Ubuntu ISO image to a USB drive on Windows 10.  This process should also work for previous Windows versions i.e. 7 / 8 / 8.1.

Requirements:

1 USB write tool

For this, we will use Rufus to write the ISO image to a USB drive.

Info: Windows does not have a native application to write ISO's to USB drives.

Rufus is a good tool to use and can found here:
https://rufus.ie/downloads/

Source information can be found here:
https://github/pbatard/rufus/

2 Download and run

Download the "rufus-3.3.exe" and run.

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Make sure that Device has your USB drive as the location that you wish to write to.
Note: If the target is incorrect, you will overwrite the device.

3 Download image and write

Click on Select and choose the ISO that you wish to write to USB.

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The details of the ISO should now appear in Boot selection and Volume label.

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4 Write complete

Once the status is Ready, you can click on Start to begin the write process.
This should take about 5-10 minutes to complete.