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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)
Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit
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.
Damn Small Linux
Hiren's Boot CD
NT Password Registry Editor
Raspberry Pi OS
Super Grub2 Disk
Trinity Rescue Kit
Ultimate Boot CD
Windows XP (SP2+)
Windows Server 2019
Version 3.22 (2023.03.25)
Add SHA-1 and SHA-256 x86 acceleration on CPUs that support it (courtesy of Jeffrey Walton)
Add an option to disable BitLocker device encryption in the Windows User Experience dialog
Add a cheat mode (Ctrl-P) to preserve the log between sessions
Fix potential media creation errors by forcing the unmount of stale WIM images
Fix potential access errors in ISO → ESP mode by forcing Large FAT32 formatting
Fix user-specified label not being preserved on error/cancel
Fix some large SSD devices being listed by default
Fix processing of Rock Ridge CE fields
Work around the use of Rock Ridge symbolic links for Linux firmware packages (Debian)
Remove the ISO download feature on Windows 7
Note: This is the last version of Rufus that can run on Windows 7
This download is for the Windows Portable version. If you need the Windows Installable version, download here.
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