Rufus 4.0.2035


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 4.0.2035 changelog:

  • Fix persistent partition not working with Ubuntu 23.04 (#2231)
  • Fix out of range pointer error with Ubuntu 23.04 when booting in BIOS mode (#2233)
  • Fix boot freeze with Ubuntu Studio when Secure Boot is enabled (#2210)
  • Fix incorrect architecture detection when checking for updates
  • Fix a Windows Store application crash when processing GRUB bootloaders
  • Fix a Windows Store application crash when enumerating processes that contain a % sign
  • Fix a Windows Store application crash when using German localization

Note that the major version was bumped on account of:

  • New versions of Rufus requiring Windows 8 or later
  • New versions of Rufus defaulting to a 64-bit executable
  • Old versions of Rufus potentially not being able to update properly

Download: Rufus 4.0.2035 | Portable 1.3 MB (Open Source)
Download: Rufus 32-bit | ARM64 1.4 MB (Open Source)
Link: Rufus Home Page | Project Page @GitHub

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