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
you want to run a low-level utility
Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need!
Version 3.7 (2019.09.09)
Finalize persistent partition support for Debian and Ubuntu:
Debian with persistence should work out of the box with any recent Debian Live ISO.
Ubuntu with persistence should also work IF using a post 2019.08.01 ISO (such as daily-live).
Note that, because of bug #1489855, trying to use persistence with Ubuntu ISOs that were released before August 2019 will only result in rescue mode during boot – You have been warned!
Other distros may work with persistence as long as they use a Debian-like or Ubuntu-like method, and, in the case of Ubuntu-like, if they use casper with the #1489855 bugfix.
Add cheat mode (Alt
) to switch between percent/speed/ETA on some operations [EXPERIMENTAL]
Report SuperSpeed+ devices in the log (Come on USB-IF, just add “Ludicrous Speed” already!)
Fix UI checkboxes (Extended label, Fixes for old BIOSes) being cleared on START
Fix Can’t mount GUID volume regression when creating Windows To Go drives
Fix Volume label is invalid error with empty labels on Windows 7
Fix stale progress bar during standalone ext2/ext3 formatting
Fix an extraction failure with R-Drive Image bootable ISOs
Disable ISO mode for Pop!_OS
Other cosmetic and internal improvements
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Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit doesn’t matter. Once downloaded, the application is ready to use.
I will take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the translators who made it possible for Rufus, as well as this webpage, to be translated in various languages. If you find that you can use Rufus in your own language, you should really thank them!