Rufus 3.10.1642 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 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 3.10.1642 Beta changelog:

  • Improve Ubuntu 20.04 support [#1499]

  • Improve detection of FIXED drives with no mounted partitions

  • Update UEFI:NTFS file system drivers to v1.5

  • Fix progress not being updated for German locale

  • Fix primary GPT being overwritten when adding the protective message MBR [#1507]

  • Fix a regression with lousy security solutions that prevent the creation of an autorun.inf [#1496]

  • Fix an assert during FreeDOS drive creation when the Windows system locale is UTF-8 [#1468]

  • Fix invalid label errors when using a non-Western locale [#1506]

Download: Rufus 3.10.1642 Beta | 1.0 MB (Open Source)
Link: Rufus Home Page | Project Page @GitHub

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