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Rufus v3.16

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

It can be especially useful for cases where:

you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
you want to run a low-level utility

Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!

Oh, and 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. (1)
A non exhaustive list of Rufus supported ISOs is also provided at the bottom of this page. (2)

Supported Languages:

Bahasa Indonesia , Bahasa Malaysia , Български , Čeština , Dansk , Deutsch , Ελληνικά ,
English , Español , Français , Hrvatski , Italiano , Latviešu , Lietuvių , Magyar , Nederlands , Norsk ,
Polski , Português , Português do Brasil , Русский , Română , Slovensky , Slovenščina , Srpski ,
Suomi , Svenska , Tiếng Việt , Türkçe , Українська , 简体中文 , 正體中文 , 日本語 , 한국어 , ไทย ,
עברית , العربية , پارسی .

System Requirements:

Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit doesn't matter. Once downloaded, the application is ready to use.


Download the executable and run it – no installation is necessary.

The executable is digitally signed and the signature should state:

"Akeo Consulting" (v1.3.0 or later)
"Pete Batard - Open Source Developer" (v1.2.0 or earlier)

Notes on DOS support:

If you create a DOS bootable drive and use a non-US keyboard, Rufus will attempt to select a keyboard layout according to the locale of your system. In that case, FreeDOS, which is the default selection, is recommended over MS-DOS, as it supports more keyboard layouts.
Notes on ISO Support:

All versions of Rufus since v1.1.0 allow the creation of a bootable USB from an ISO image (.iso).

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, such as the freely available CDBurnerXP or ImgBurn.
Notes on UEFI & GPT support:

Since version 1.3.2, 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.

Non exhaustive list of ISOs Rufus is known to work with
Arch Linux, Archbang,BartPE/pebuilder,Damn Small Linux,Fedora, FreeDOS, Gentoo,GParted,gNewSense,Hiren's Boot CD, LiveXP, Knoppix,KolibriOS,Kubuntu,Linux Mint,NT Password Registry Editor, OpenSUSE, Parted Magic ,Partition Wizard, Raspbian,ReactOS,rEFInd, Slackware,Tails,Trinity Rescue Kit, Ubuntu, Ultimate Boot CD,Windows XP (SP2+),Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista ,Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 8.1, …


Changelog:
Version 3.16 (2021.10.13)

Fix ISO mode support for Red Hat 8.2+ and derivatives
Fix BIOS boot support for Arch derivatives
Fix removal of some boot entries for Ubuntu derivatives
Fix log not being saved on exit
Add Windows 11 "Extended" installation support (Disables TPM/Secure Boot/RAM requirements)
Add UEFI Shell ISO downloads
Add support for Intel NUC card readers
Improve Windows 11 support
Improve Windows version reporting
Speed up clearing of MBR/GPT






NOTE: THIS VERSION IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS XP OR WINDOWS VISTA.








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5,531 19,342 Pete Batard/Akeo <img src="https://www.oldergeeks.com/downloads/gallery/thumbs/rufus_en_th.png"border="0"> Oct 13, 2021 - 12:25 3.16 1.13MB EXE 5/5, out of 43 Votes.
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