Rufus 1.4.8 Build 505

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 USBs 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 KolibriOS ISO support (NEW)
  • Add Arabic translation, courtesy of عمر الصمد
  • Add Croatian translation, courtesy of Dario Komar
  • Add Danish translation, courtesy of Jens Hansen
  • Add Latvian translation, courtesy of Aldis Tutins
  • Add Brazilian Portuguese translation, courtesy of Chateaubriand Vieira Moura
  • Allow the use of VHDs as DD image source (fixed disk/uncompressed only)
  • Report the detected USB speed in the log
  • Fix detection for some Buffalo, Lacie, Samsung, Toshiba and Verbatim drives
  • Fix a long standing issue when launching Rufus using Far Manager
  • Fix support for pure EFI bootable disk images
  • Various other fixes and improvements

Download: Rufus 1.4.8 Build 505 | 592 KB (Open Source)
Link: Rufus Home Page

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