Bootable Thumb Drives

Making Bootable Thumb Drives (Writing LiveCD/DVD images to Thumb Drives)

Download the Rufus tool which allows to create bootable USB drives.  Rufus is free and is available under the GNU GPLv3 license.  The tool does not have to be “installed” and it can be executed simply by double clicking the single .exe file.


Rufus website:

Rufus allows the intallation of FreeDOS and MSDOS Operating Systems natively.  If you would like to install another Live OS/Image, download/obtain their LiveOS ISO images.

For example, if you want to install Knoppix Live OS, please download it from

For Windows 10 installation, please visit

Once the ISO image is downloaded, use Rufus to write the image to a Thumb Drive.  Afterwards, restart your Computer, press F12 at boot time, and select to boot from USB !!!

Bootable Thumb Drives

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