Rufus 1.4.0 Build 343

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:

  • Add localization support, with native integration for the following languages (NEW):
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Dutch, courtesy of Roberto Pino
  • French, courtesy of myself ("Je vais me gêner !")
  • German, courtesy of Thilo Langbein
  • Greek, courtesy of Konstantinos and Nikolaos Margaritis
  • Hungarian, courtesy of georg1136
  • Italian, courtesy of bovirus
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian, courtesy of Gintaras Venslovas
  • Polish, courtesy of Piotr Halama
  • Romanian, courtesy of Girlea Alexandru
  • Russian, courtesy of Кирилл Иванов
  • Spanish, courtesy of José Pineda
  • Turkish, courtesy of Mehmetali Kuran
  • More to come, more wanted!
  • Add "smart" detection of USB HDD vs USB Flash Drive (NEW)
  • Add retry on errors when writing ISO files (NEW)
  • Add detection and display of VID:PID for the target device, in the log (NEW)
  • Updated Syslinux to v4.0.7
  • Fixed some issues with DOS localization
  • Fixed FAT32 formatting for GPT and large drives
  • Fixed support for Ubuntu, Scientific Linux, unofficial Windows and other ISOs
  • Various other fixes and improvements

Download: Rufus 1.4.0 Build 343 | 530 KB (Open Source)
Link: Rufus Home Page

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