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Rufus 3.18 Beta

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 3.18 Beta changelog:

  • Fix DLL sideloading vulnerabilities (#1838, #1877)

  • Fix ISO → ESP creation when running on Windows 11 (#1855)

  • Fix an issue when detecting network connectivity when the DHCP service is disabled (#1801)

  • Update FreeDOS to version 1.3

  • Add bypass of Windows 11 restrictions for in-place upgrades

  • Add Miracle Linux 8 to the list of Red Hat exceptions (#1866)

  • Other internal fixes and improvements

Download: Rufus 3.18 Beta | 1.3 MB (Open Source)
Link: Rufus Home Page | Project Page @GitHub

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