But, if I may say so, the installation guide should be updated and expanded. It's especially lacking for Windows users.
The guide is old and I am not a windows user anymore not since win 95 or so really (used xp some but reluctantly).
Hmm so I not really the person to make such a change and our "head of documentation' from a few years ago is seemingly missing in action. The best I can do is ask some users I know use windows on occasion and see if they are up to the task.
Personally I live in a bubble where windows doesn't even exists and make no effort to support it. If you told me moksha doesn't compile on windows my response would be so what and if that bothers you fix it and send me a patch. Now I know windows exists and I would prefer that someone supports it and keeps our wiki up to date on potential windows user downfalls. That user just can not be me, even if you gave me a windows laptop soon it would be running Bodhi and if that wasn't possible be on ebay for sell.
Wish you the best of luck tho and hope you manage to sort thru your issues.
For future reference, my free ebook "Bodhi Linux 5.1 - A Complete Guide for Beginners" gives a full account of the installation of Bodhi (in Section 1.7), including using Rufus on Windows computers. It says "There’s no need to change any of the default Rufus settings apart from the final one on the second screen: when it asks you whether you want the ISO file copy option or the DD option, make sure you choose the DD option." The book is at www.smashwords.com/books/view/1039316.