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Rufus v3.18 and Beta v3.19

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 3.18 (2022.03.11)

Fix DLL sideloading vulnerabilities
Fix ISO → ESP creation when running on Windows 11
Fix an issue when detecting network connectivity when the DHCP service is disabled
Update FreeDOS to version 1.3
Add bypass of Windows 11 restrictions for in-place upgrades
Add Miracle Linux 8 to the list of Red Hat exceptions
Other internal fixes and improvements

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


Version 3.19 BETA (2022.06.25)

Add a new selection dialog for Windows 11 setup customization:
Secure Boot and TPM bypass have now been moved to this dialog
Also allows to bypass the mandatory requirement for a Microsoft account with Windows 11 22H2
(NB: Network MUST be temporarily disabled or unplugged for the local account creation to be proposed)
Also add an option to skip all collection questions (Sets all answers to "Don't allow"/"Refuse")
Also add an option for setting internal drives offline with Windows To Go
Note: These customization options are only proposed when using a Windows 11 image.
Add support for distros using a nonstandard GRUB 2.0 prefix directory (openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
Add the ability to ignore USBs (See here for details)
Change drive listing to always list in increasing order of size
Update exceptions needed by Red Hat and derivatives for the 9.x releases
Update UEFI:NTFS drivers to latest
Reassign a letter for drives written in DD mode that don't have an ESP (e.g. CoreELEC)
Fix Windows refusing to mount Linux MBR partitions on FIXED drives















This download is for the Windows Portable version. If you need the Windows Installable version, download here.

Try the v3.19 beta version. Download here.



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6,359 21,762 Pete Batard/Akeo <img src="https://www.oldergeeks.com/downloads/gallery/thumbs/rufus_en_th.png"border="0"> Jun 27, 2022 - 10:54 3.18 and Beta v3.19 1.32MB EXE 5/5, out of 48 Votes.
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