How to use Rufus to create a Windows 10 USB boot disk

Although there are many methods to create a Windows boot disk USB , or Linux, or multiple operating systems at once , one of the simplest and fastest is to do using Rufus.

How to use Rufus to create a Windows 10 USB boot disk
How to use Rufus to create a Windows 10 USB boot disk

How to use Rufus to create a Windows 10 USB boot disk

Rufus is a free and open source utility used to create USB boot disks from ISO files, like any version of Windows or Linux, and recently also allows us to download the image of Windows 8 or Windows 10 to make the process even simpler.

How to create a Windows 10 USB boot disk with Rufus

Requirements:

>A USB port on your computer
>A pendrive of at least 8 GB
>Windows 7 or any later version
>Download Rufus 3.5

Step by step:

1. Connect your pendrive to the computer and make sure to backup any important file in it before continuing, since this process will erase all the data it contains.

2. Run the file rufus-3.5.exe that we downloaded (no installation needed since it is a portable utility)

3. In the Rufus window, select your unit in the list of devices:

4. If you have already downloaded your Windows 10 ISO file, then click on SELECT and navigate to the location where it is saved using Windows Explorer.

5. If you want to download the Windows 10 ISO using Rufus, click on the down arrow next to the select button to change to DOWNLOAD:

6. Click on the DOWNLOAD button and wait a few seconds for a new window to appear to select operating system:

7. Select Windows 10 in this case and click Continue .

8. Then you must select the “issue” or version of Windows 10. We recommend selecting the most recent (you can see the release dates next to the version) to avoid having to update Windows later. Then click on “Continue”.

9. Select the Windows 10 edition, either “Home / Pro” or “Education”. Remember that this will depend on the type of license you have. If you have doubts, always select “Home / Pro” which are the ones that individual users use.

10. Click on “Continue” to choose the language and then the architecture. Choose x64 unless you have a computer that is too old.

11. Finally, select ” Download ” and a folder to save your ISO using the file browser.

12. Wait for the download process to finish and finally select the “Partition scheme” as “MBR”. The “Target System” as “UEFI BIOS” and the “File System” as in FAT32 and click on “START”.

13. When the green bar in the window reaches the end, the process is finished and you can use your pendrive to install Windows 10 on that or another computer.

How to record the desktop or laptop screen in Windows 10

Although what is left over is tools to take screenshots in Windows , when we want to record a video of this, that is, a screencast , the options are less, but that does not mean they do not exist.

How to record the desktop or laptop screen in Windows 10
How to record the desktop or laptop screen in Windows 10

How to record the desktop or laptop screen in Windows 10

Windows 10 recently added a new screenshot tool , but unlike what they did with macOS Mojave, this does not also serve to record the screen. However, there are excellent free and easy to use tools to make screencasts in Windows 10 and we will tell you about one of the best and how to use it.

Record your screen using Monosnap

This is my favorite tool to make screenshots in both Windows and macOS, but best of all is that apart from being good and free, it also lets you record the screen in Windows 10 in MP4 format .

Download Monosnap and install the program following the instructions. Once this is done, an application icon will appear in the notification area in the taskbar and you will also have a small square below and to the right of the desktop.

You can use either of the two to start a recording. and you can always hide the table on the desktop by clicking on the “-” button if it bothers you.

All you have to do is select ” Record video “. This will show a transparent window that you can move or resize at will to record your entire screen or just one section.

When you have chosen the size and position, start recording by clicking on the “Rec” button. If you want to record yourself from your webcam in a corner, click on the icon in the form of a human silhouette.

You can also record audio at the same time to make a full screencast. The recording can be paused and reopened in another section at any time. Or you can simply end the recording by clicking on “Stop”.

Once your recording is ready, the program will ask you to save it in a folder in MP4 format. If you’re interested in converting that video into a GIF , my simplest recommendation is that you simply upload it to Giphy.