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Best Ways to Create Ubuntu Live USB in Windows

In this tutorial, we’re going to create a Ubuntu bootable USB, from which we can install Ubuntu on any system. You can either use live Ubuntu directly on your system or install Ubuntu. We’re going to create an Ubuntu USB bootable in Windows.

Things to Follow:

  • Internet To Download Required Tools
  • USB Flash Drive – (8GB Recommended)
  • Download Ubuntu

Tools to Create Bootable USB:

  • Rufus (Recommended)
  • Universal USB Installer

Method 1# Creating Bootable Ubuntu USB with Rufus

Rufus is the simplest way to make a bootable Ubuntu USB. Rufus has added functionality for persistence setting on Ubuntu USB devices in subsequent versions.

First, plug your USB drive into your computer and run Refus. Follow the below steps to work with the installer.

  1. Plug in your USB drive and launch Refus and click on the “Select” button to locate and select your downloaded Ubuntu ISO.
  2. Set your Persistent partition size.
  3. Setup your partition scheme.
  4. Click on “Start” to start making your USB Bootable.

Since I’m installing KUbuntu it requires another GRUB version which will be installed for this bootable.

Now Wait for some time for the copying of files and installation to complete.

Since our Kubuntu Bootable USB is ready, It is ready for installation all you have to do is reboot your system and start the installation process.

Method 2# Creating Bootable Ubuntu USB with Universal USB Installer

Download the latest version of Universal USB Installer from the project’s website.

  1. First, install the UNetbootin tool from its official source.
  2. Now, After installation launch the UNetbootin tool, and right after that you’ll notice the “Distribution” option, choose the distro you want to install with Unetbootin and it will download the ISO file for you.
  3. After selecting the USB drive, Check the format option and click “Create”.
  4. It will prompt you warning click “Yes”.
  5. After pressing the “Yes” warning it will start the installation and make your USB bootable.


You now have a bootable Ubuntu USB drive that you can carry around with you. If you just wanna boot up your Linux anywhere you can just simply plug in the USB and continue using your Ubuntu. Remember to password-protect your Ubuntu drive as an added precaution.

Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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