Rufus 2.16.1170

Rufus

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

Rufus 2.16.1170 changelog:

  • Add an audiovisual cue on completion/error
  • Add a workaround for ISOs using nonstandard Rock Ridge extensions (looking at you Kali Linux!)
  • Notify user when an ISO is broken or truncated
  • Notify user if other processes are accessing the drive before format
  • List processes that are locking a drive on failure
  • Improve verbosity of the Windows To Go process
  • Other fixes and improvements

Download: Rufus 2.16.1170 | 939 KB (Open Source)
Link: Rufus Home Page

Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware

Report a problem with article
Next Article

SecureAPlus 4.6.3

Previous Article

Malwarebytes 3.2.0.1959 Beta

15 Comments - Add comment

Advertisement