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.
Fix extraction of ISO content for GRUB based ISOs (Manjaro, Kaspersky, etc.).
Fix text being truncated on some dialogs (mostly Russian and Thai).
Add detection & warning about the 'Controlled Folder Access' Windows 10 feature.
Improve retry attempts for transient errors.
Increase size of the ESP to 300MB, for Windows To Go drives partitioned as GPT.
Update GRUB 2.0 and Grub4DOS to latest.
Update libcdio to latest.