Rufus Download

Download Rufus USB: You can download Rufus USB lightweight application from this post. Rufus Download USB has released a lot of versions and Rufus Download versions changelog is available here to read. It is very small size application not even in megabytes. Rufus USB is the open source tool and you can get the source code from https://github.com/pbatard/rufus. Rufus is developed on the Visual Studio IDE which is the closed source but the application they publish are produced using MinGW/gcc. It is also used to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS. Rufus is the small and easy-to-use tool if you need to make a bootable drive.rufus download usb

Rufus 2.18

It is a simple utility which makes it easy to build bootable USB drives from ISO images. Of course, if you have an ISO image then you could simply burn this to a CD or DVD.  USB keys are also easier to carry around, less likely to be damaged, and faster, which may be important if you need to use the disc often. Rufus doesn’t require any installation and is generally very straightforward to set up. It’ll automatically detect your USB drive, for instance, so you may not have to select that. Getting started could be as simple as browsing to your ISO image and clicking the “Start” button: the program will then walk you through everything else it needs to know.

If you need more control, though, you’re able to configure how the USB drive will be formatted (file system, cluster size and so on). There’s now support for both UEFI and GPT boots. And the program even includes some advanced format options which may help your drive be recognized on older PCs, although normally these shouldn’t be necessary.

And if this is a task you need to carry out often, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Rufus is reasonably speedy. We created a bootable USB version of the Windows 8 Professional image, for instance, and found the program was around 25% faster than another popular boot drive creator, UNetbootin.

 

Make USB bootable from Rufus Download:

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  • Plug the USB drive into your system
  • Choose language

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  • Choose the file system you want from Rufus Download application
  • You should Choose minimum cluster size
  • Write the volume label if you need anything
  • Click Quick format checkbox

Rufus download window

  • Browse and Choose ISO image you want to write to USB
  • Click start button in Rufus download
  • That’s all Rufus will prepare the bootable drive for you

Rufus Download Versions:

Version 2.18: 

  • Ensure that the same drive is reselected on device refresh
  • Add a cheat mode to cycle the USB port of currently selected device
  • Make lookup for updatable .cfg file more generic (e.g. ESET SysRescue)
  • Fix to handle of multiextent ISOs (e.g. BlackArch Linux)
  • Fix propagation of image decompression errors
  • Update grub4dos to latest

Version 2.17:

  • Support for Debian 9 live ISOs in UEFI mode
  • Super Floppy Disk “partitioning” mode Added
  • Add support for more non-USB card readers
  • Strengthen download update checks, to prevent attack scenarios that leverage user unawareness

Version 2.16:

  • 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

Version 2.15:

  • Fix non-listing of drives that are opened for write access by another process
  • Report external processes that may be preventing disk access (in the log)
  • Improve Windows To Go support for Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Don’t report an error on check disk failure
  • Update GRUB 2.0 and Grub4DOS to latest

Version 2.14:

  • Fix inability to create BIOS-bootable drives, in some circumstances, due to writing sharing permissions

Version 2.13:

  • Preserve ‘GPT for UEFI’ option if the user changed it before selecting an ISO
  • Fix unwanted notification sound when closing the X button
  • Inability to restore the minimized application after a popup is displayed Fixed
  • Fix an issue when trying to install Syslinux/NTFS twice in a row
  • Workaround Microsoft’s inconsistent casing of device IDs during device enumeration
  • Workaround Microsoft’s aggressive locking of partitions in Windows 10 Creators Update

Version 2.12:

  • Add Hebrew translation, courtesy of NSBuilder and פלוני אלמוני
  • Add a cheat mode (Alt-O) to create an ISO from the first optical media found
  • Enable target system selection for Windows To Go
  • Enable NTFS selection for Syslinux 6.x (EXPERIMENTAL)
  • Fix an issue that allowed BIOS target selection with pure UEFI images
  • Fix license display for RTL languages
  • Update Grub4DOS and FreeDOS to latest

Version 2.11:

  • Do not download BIOS related files unless BIOS boot is selected
  • Improve support for Arch Linux derivatives
  • Add a cheat mode to disable drive indexing (Alt-Q) on format
  • Fix to handle of ‘Super Floppy Disk’ formatted drives
  • Handle of misleading short write reports, for drives larger than 1 TB fixed
  • Fix an issue that enabled FAT32 file system selection on some Windows images
  • Broken UI font for XP users fixed
  • Fix to sanitize of exFAT labels

and you can see more logs at https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/blob/master/ChangeLog.txt.

Rufus is useful in the following scenarios:

If you need to

  • Create USB installation media from bootable ISOs for Windows, Linux, and UEFI.
  • Work on a system without an OS installed.
  • Flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS.
  • Run a low-level utility.

What’s New:

  • Ensure that the same drive is reselected on device refresh
  • Add a cheat mode to cycle the USB port of currently selected device
  • Make lookup for updatable .cfg file more generic (e.g. ESET SysRescue)
  • Fix to handle of multiextent ISOs (e.g. BlackArch Linux)
  • Fix propagation of image decompression errors
  • Update grub4dos to latest

Download Rufus:

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