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Rufus 3.6 Build 15451 – Final

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Rufus 3.6 Build 15451 – Final

Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. It  is significantly faster than similar utilities and it’s open source and free. All versions of Rufus allow the creation of a bootable USB from an ISO image.

Use Rufus especially for cases to:

  • Create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.).
  • Work on a system that doesn’t have an OS installed.
  • Run a low-level utility.
  • Flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS.

Creating an ISO image from a physical disc or from a set of files is very easy to do however, through the use of a CD burning application For example, such as the free CDBurnerXP or ImgBurn.

Rufus Portable is a USB formatting utility which also can create a bootable USB drive using a bootable ISO image. This app requires admin rights. Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!

Rufus is fast. For instance it’s about twice as fast as UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer. Or Windows 7 USB download tool, on the creation of a Windows 7 USB installation drive from an ISO. It is also marginally faster on the creation of Linux bootable USB from ISOs.

Rufus support UEFI as well as GPT for installation media, meaning that it will allow you to install Windows 7, Windows 8 or Linux in full EFI mode.

However, Windows Vista or later is required for full UEFI/GPT support. Because of OS limitations, Windows XP restricts the creation of UEFI bootable drives to MBR mode.

Supported Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech. Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian. Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian. Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin). Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Changes in Rufus 3.6 (2019.07.18):

  • Add support for persistent partitions [EXPERIMENTAL] (Note: The above won’t work with Ubuntu until Ubuntu bug #1489855 is fixed)
  • Add a mode to use VHD when partitioning/formatting (Alt-V) [EXPERIMENTAL]
  • Add full extraction support for efi.img (Solus)
  • Fix listing of blocking processes
  • Fix NTFS not being selectable when using Grub4DOS
  • Fix download script not running when the username contains a space
  • Fix translated messages potentially being truncated (e.g. Thai)
  • Fix progress bar report for screen readers (Accessibility)
  • Fix a regression where Windows format prompts would not be suppressed
  • Improve(?) Windows To Go support by following Microsoft recommended partition order
  • Disable ISO mode when Manjaro ISOHybrids are being used
  • Update embedded GRUB to version 2.04

Homepage – https://rufus.ie

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit doesn’t matter.

Rufus screenshot

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    Pequi

    A score of less than 2/5 for one of the best USB utilities out there ? It's free and portable, source code is available, developer is great at answering queries, and the program is kept up to date. Not fair.