Rufus 3.13.1730

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 3.13.1730 changelog:

  • Add a cheat mode (Alt-M) to accept disk images without a Boot Marker

  • Add marquee operation progress to the taskbar icon

  • Add zeroing/image writing progress to the log

  • Switch to using 0x55 and 0xAA instead of 0x00 and 0xFF for low pass badblock check

  • Switch to using fake/manufacturer units when computing the default label

  • Fix overnumerous write retries on error when writing a disk image

  • Work around Windows' abysmal handling of removable drives that contain an ESP [#1637]

  • Improve mounting/unmounting of volumes [#1640]

  • Update UEFI:NTFS file system drivers to version 1.7

  • Other internal fixes and improvements (VDS, error reporting, etc.)

Download: Rufus 3.13.1730| Portable Rufus 1.1 MB (Open Source)
Link: Rufus Home Page | Project Page @GitHub

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