Rufus 2.16.1170

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. 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, or you want to run a low-level utility. Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need! With Rufus you can: Format USB and Virtual HD drives to FAT/FAT32/NTFS/UDF/exFAT/ReFS, Create DOS bootable USB drives, Create BIOS or UEFI NTFS bootable drives, Create bootable drives from bootable ISOs and bootable disk images, including compressed ones, Create Windows To Go drives and Perform bad blocks checks, including detection of "fake" flash drives. Rufus features Modern and familiar UI, with more than 35 languages. All this in a Small footprint, Fast, No installation required, Portable, Open Source, 100% Free Software.

 

  • Changes in 2.16.1170:
  • 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

 

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