Rufus is a small utility, which can format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys or pen drives, and memory sticks.
Rufus is useful in the following scenarios:
- If you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs for Windows, Linux, and UEFI.
- If you need to work on a system without an OS installed.
- If you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS.
- If you need to run a low-level utility.
Rufus can work with the following* ISOs: Arch Linux, Archbang, BartPE/pebuilder, CentOS, Damn Small Linux, Fedora, FreeDOS, Gentoo, gNewSense, Hiren's Boot CD, LiveXP, Knoppix, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, NT Password Registry Editor, OpenSUSE, Parted Magic, Slackware, Tails, Trinity Rescue Kit, Ubuntu, Ultimate Boot CD, Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.
*This list is not exhaustive.
Supported Languages include: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Ceština, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Hrvatski, Italiano, Latviešu, Lietuviu, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk, Polski, Português, Português do Brasil, Româna, Slovensky, Slovenšcina, Srpski, Suomi, Svenska, and Türkçe.
Add a feature to download official retail Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 ISOs
(Note: 'Check for updates' must be enabled for the above to be active)
Add Windows To Go support for MCT generated Windows ISOs
Add a notice about the WppRecorder.sys Microsoft bug for Windows 10 1809 ISOs
Add a notice about trying to format a drive larger than 2 TB in MBR mode
Add a notice about Legacy boot when trying to boot UEFI-only media in Legacy mode
Report the full PID and command line of potentially blocking processes in the log
Fix a potential silent abort when the drive is in use
Fix 'Quick Format' option always being activated
Fix potential change of the selected file system after an ISO has been loaded
Fix Win7 x64 EFI bootloader not being extracted in dual BIOS+UEFI mode (Alt-E)