It is written for Windows users thinking of trying Ubuntu out and is part of a larger guide showing how to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu.
The latest version of Ubuntu is 16.04 and it is a long term support release which means it will be supported until 2021.
You do however need to make sure you choose the correct flavour. The choices are 64-bit or 32-bit.
Ubuntu will now start to download.
Download And Install Win32 Disk Imager
The file will now download. It is around 12 megabytes in size.
Double click on the downloaded file to start the Win32 Disk Imager setup wizard.
When the welcome screen appears click “Next”.
How To Format A USB Drive
How To Create A Ubuntu USB Drive
Turn Off Fast Boot
You only have to do this on computers with a UEFI bootloader.
In order to speed up the boot time, Windows prevents booting from a USB until it has fully loaded.
Right click on the start menu in the bottom left corner and when the menu appears click on “Power Options”.
Click the link which says “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
Scroll down the page until you see the option “Turn on fast start-up (recommended)” and turn it off
by unchecking the box.
Click “Save Changes”.
Now you might be wondering why I am recommending turning off a recommended option.As previously mentioned you can’t boot from a USB drive whilst this option is checked. In addition to this I feel that the option is a bit cloak and dagger. What it says is that if you have the option checked your computer will load faster.
The trouble is that once your computer has finished booting it will still go and do all of the things that it missed out on whilst booting to make it load faster but it will do it quietly in the background. This will use up resources until it has completed. In reality your start screen might appear more quickly but it hasn’t really booted and quicker.
How To Boot Into Live Ubuntu USB Environment (non-UEFI)
Make sure that the Ubuntu USB drive that your created previously is plugged into the computer.
How To Boot Into Live Ubuntu USB Environment (UEFI)
If your computer has EFI then read on.
If you read the guide showing how to create a Macrium boot menu option then simply reboot your computer and the following screen will appear.
Ubuntu should now boot from the USB drive.
A large dialogue window will appear with options to install Ubuntu or to Try Ubuntu. Click on the “Try Ubuntu” option.
This guide shows you how to create a Ubuntu Linux USB drive using Windows 10.
Hopefully you have found it useful but if you have any comments with regards to the procedure please leave them below as it will help me improve the tutorial for future users.