Rufus 1.4.2 Beta

Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. 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 (with honorable mention to WiNToBootic for managing to keep up). It is also marginally faster on the creation of Linux bootable USB from ISOs. A non exhaustive list of Rufus supported ISOs is available here.

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

What's new in this version:

  • NEW: Add ReactOS support
  • NEW: Add EFI/NTFS boot support, for targets that support it
  • NEW: Add insertion detection for USB memory card readers
  • NEW: Add retry when writing ISO files... again
  • NEW: Add Malay translation
  • Speed up boot record cleanup, for slow drives
  • Improve initial locale detection
  • Save user selected locale between sessions
  • Always use English locale in the log, where possible
  • Fix detection for some SanDisk, Kingston and Toshiba drives
  • Fix a potential issue with drive letter assignation
  • Many other minor fixes and improvements

Download: Rufus 1.4.2 Beta | 558 KB (Open Source)
Link: Rufus Home Page

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