Rufus

4.4.2103
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.
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Description

Rufus Overview

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.

Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

Features of Rufus

  • Format USB, flash card and virtual drives to FAT/FAT32/NTFS/UDF/exFAT/ReFS
  • Create DOS bootable USB drives, using FreeDOS or MS-DOS
  • Create BIOS or UEFI bootable drives, including UEFI bootable NTFS
  • Create bootable drives from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.)
  • Create bootable drives from bootable disk images, including compressed ones
  • Create Windows To Go drives
  • Twice as fast as Microsoft’s USB/DVD tool or UNetbootin, on ISO -> USB creation (1)
  • Perform bad blocks checks, including detection of “fake” flash drives
  • Compute MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256 checksums of the selected image
  • Modern and familiar UI, with more than 35 languages natively supported
  • Small footprint. No installation required.
  • Portable
  • 100% Free Software (GPL v3)

System Requirements for Rufus

RAM: 512 MB

Operating System: Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, 10, and 11

Space Required: 10 MB

What's new

  • Add workaround for distros that use broken symbolic links as their UEFI bootloaders (such as Mint 21.3)
  • Add support for GRUB 2.12
  • Fix a crash when saving .ffu images
  • Fix UEFI:NTFS partition not being added, in MBR mode, for some Linux ISOs
  • Prevent Microsoft Dev Drives from being listed
  • Improve support for SDXC card readers
  • Improve Large FAT32 formatting by aligning start of data regions to 1 MB (courtesy of Fred)

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