Create USB BOOT standard UEFI

Create USB BOOT standard UEFI

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In the previous article, techtipsnreview introduced to you how to create a standard uefi 1-click usb boot very easily and I think it is the simplest way anyone can do.

However, this way, support for Ghost is good, but installing to install win is not very satisfied.

Therefore, in today’s article, I will share one more way to create usb boot standard UEFI Contains the Windows installer (for example Windows 7/8 / 8.1 or Windows 10) to add more options for you, if you don’t like to use the one-click tool or you don’t know how to integrate the installer Windows go to that tool.


I. Notes and preparation steps?

1 / This article is dedicated to computers using UEFI standard and GPT format hard drive, because it is too easy to create a bootable usb to install windows on Lagacy standard.

If you do not know what standard your computer is running or what format your hard drive is in, see the article: Is your computer using UEFI or Legacy standards?

2 / Second is that for UEFI and GPT hard drives, you can only install 64-bit operating systems.

3 / Preload a Windows installer you want to install on your computer. (the file is in * .iso format). You can go here to download the original Windows installer from Microsoft.

II. Guide to create the fastest UEFI USB

To create UEFI USB that contains Windows installer, there are 2 ways: Manually or by software. Yes ! and the following will be detailed instructions for the two ways mentioned above:

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Method 1: Handmade (recommended)

+ Step 1: Run CMD as admin (admin), if you are using Windows 8 or higher, press the key combination Windows + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin)

+ Step 2: Window Command Prompt appears you type the command diskpart => type next command list disk let it list all of your hard drives.

Create UEFI standard usb containing Windows installer
Create UEFI standard usb containing Windows installer

The example shown in the picture is Disk 1 is USB and Disk 0 will be the hard drive, you look at the size (Size) to know exactly where is the Disk of the USB.

+ Step 3: After you know exactly where the USB DISK is, type the next command select disk x (x is the USB disk number). For example, in the picture above, I will type the command exactly as follows: select disk 1

You follow the following commands exactly (you can write commands in lowercase, not necessarily in capital letters):

  1. CLEAN – This command will wipe the data on the drive you have selected (here is USB).
  2. CON GPT – This command will convert to GPT format.
  3. CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY – This command will create the Partion for the entire drive you have selected.
  4. FORMAT QUICK FS = FAT32 LABEL = USBBOOTUEFI – This command will Format usb with FAT32 format (because UEFI only recognizes FAT32 format) and name is USBBOOTUEFI (you can set it as you like, without accent).
  5. ASSIGN – This command will assign the location.
  6. Exit – This command is used to exit DISKPART.
  7. Exit Completely exit out of the CMD window.

+ Step 4: OK! Accomplished.

Now open the file *.ISO Windows that you have prepared earlier => Copy all files inside to USB.

You may be wondering how to copy? It’s very simple, you can extract that Windows ISO file using Winrar software.

Or you can Mount Windows iso file to virtual drive with UltraiSO software => then copy all the files in the virtual drive to USB, …

So you have a UEFI standard USB with Windows installer already. This way is very easy, right, just a few commands are done: D.

The files are in the Windows installer
The files are in the Windows installer

Note: If the USB is full or you do not need to install Win anymore, you can delete the Windows installer or any files you want. When you need to reinstall, just copy the file to reinstall and use it as usual without doing it again (unless you have Format USB then you have to do it again).

Method 2: Use the software Rufus

I see this software is quite good and very light to support creating usb to install win according to both standards, you just need to set up a little bit to finish.

With this software, you can create win-win usb under both UEFI and LEGACY standards.

First you need to download Rufus software first, very light software only 1 MB. You should use the Portable version so you don’t have to install it.

#first. Download the Refus software (versions)

Refus version 3.1: Download link / Link backup / Link backup
Version 2.xx: Link download from home page

Note: Since version Refus 3.0 Onwards, this tool no longer supports creating usb to install Windows XP anymore, so to create usb to install Windows XP, you should use the version. Refus 2.xx Please.

#2. Create USB Lagacy – MBR (common standard)

See instructions here if you want to create a win-win USB according to LEGACY.

# 3. Create UEFI – GPT standard USB with Rufus

Refus version 2.xx and Refus 3.xx version have different interfaces so I will guide you to use on both versions.

3.1. Use Refus version 3.xx to create Win USB


Looking at the picture above, you can see that the interface in version 3.xx has been improved and is much easier to use.

To create a USB install Win under UEFI / GPT standard, you just need to set the following:

  • (first) Select the correct USB device you want to use.
  • (2) Click SELECT to select the ISO file (the Windows installer you want to create). For UEFI standard, you should choose a 64-bit Windows installer.
  • (3) Partition scheme: You choose to be GPT
  • (4) Target system: You choose is UEFI (non CSM)
  • (5) You name your USB.
  • (6) File system: You choose is FAT32

=> Finally click on START to start and wait until completed. Accomplished !

Important Note: If the Windows installer has> 4GB capacity, you should set up Refus 3.xx version as this guide. Some 64bit versions of Windows 10 today (since Version 1803, the size of the installer is quite heavy)!

3.2. Use Refus version 2.xx to create Win USB

Follow the instructions below to create UEFI bootable USB!

Use Rufus software to create usb to install UEFI standard win
Use Rufus software to create usb to install UEFI standard win

Looking at the picture, you can imagine it, right, it’s too simple to create a UEFI USB.

  1. Select the path to the file *.iso Windows that you downloaded.
  2. Select the USB you want to create.
  3. Choose “MBR partion scheme for UEFI computers(Note)
  4. Choose the format FAT 32.
  5. Name the USB.
  6. Press Start to begin.

Note: In the number section (3) There are 3 options for you that are:

  • MBR partion scheme for BIOS or UEFI computers: This option will help you create USB BOOT / USB to install Windows according to BIOS standard and format the USB partition according to MBR standard. If you want to create a USB standard BIOS (LEGACY BIOS / CMS BIOS), you should choose this line.
  • MBR partion scheme for UEFI computers: Select this to create a USB boot according to the UEFI standard of the computer and format the USB partition according to the standard MBR.
  • GPT partion scheme for UEFI computers: This option will create USB BOOT according to the UEFI standard of the computer and format the USB partition according to GPT standard.

=> To create usb install win UEFI standard, you can choose 1 of 2 options that are: MBR partion scheme for UEFI computers and GPT partion scheme for UEFI computers.

But in my opinion, you should choose the line MBR partion scheme for UEFI computers because the standard MBR USB partition format is commonly used and is better compatible than the GPT standard.

Okey! Finally, wait until the program is completed and you have a delicious UEFI USB flash drive.

Tips: In addition to the 2 ways that I have guided in great detail above, there is another very simple way that is. If you are using Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10 operating system, please Format USB with FAT32 format => then use Winrar to extract Windows installer directly to USB.

III. Epilogue

Those are the 2 ways that I think are the easiest and anyone can do. Hopefully this article will answer you questions about how to install windows in UEFI standard. Good luck!!!

Read more: Instructions for installing Win under UEFI – GPT standards by WinNTSetup

Kien Nguyen – techtipsnreview

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