Before you Begin
The CloudReady USB Maker is our recommended method for creating a CloudReady USB installer. It guides you through the process of making a bootable CloudReady USB to prevent issues and save time.
CloudReady USB Maker only runs on Windows 7 and newer!
First, make sure you've downloaded the correct version of the CloudReady USB Maker:
- If you are a current CloudReady customer, or have already signed up for a trial, download the USB Maker from my.neverware.com on the Downloads tab. (pictured below)
- You can start a 3 week trial of the Education or Enterprise Editions of CloudReady, totally free, by signing up at try.neverware.com. After signing up, you'll be able to download the USB Maker from my.neverware.com. (pictured below)
- If you are an individual user and don't need support or management, download the USB Maker for our free Home Edition here.
After downloading, open your Downloads location and double click the "cloudready-usb-maker" application, as shown below, to launch it.
Your downloaded file should appear similar to what is shown below.
This application requires admin privileges, so make sure to choose "Yes" on any security prompts from Windows, like the one seen below:
Create Your USB
Follow along with the USB Maker's instructions. When it tells you the process is complete, you can remove your USB stick and proceed to the next step of this guide.