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I am planning to install an Ubuntu system in my laptop computer. After downloaded an Ubuntu image file, how can I use it with USB stick? Do I have to make the USB bootable? If it is so, how can I make it?

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  • you can use 1 of this 2 easy program on windows to transform your USB stick into USB bootable of Ubuntu : Rufus and Unetbootin. But before using one of these program, save data of your USB stick into your internal HDD because your USB stick will be formatted and all data inside will be removed – damadam Jun 21 '18 at 8:28
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Yes, you have to create a bootable image on a flash drive. Rufus is a pretty east tool to do it for Windows. Find it here

Detailed steps is given in Ubuntu website: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-windows#2

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For Windows I prefer UNetbootin, there are versions for Windows, Linux and Mac. The latest version works with BIOS and UEFI.

https://unetbootin.github.io/

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