Rufus 3.0 released


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Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Download here: http://rufus.akeo.ie/

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  • Version 3.0 (2018.05.29)
    • UI redesign to follow the flow of user operations (with thanks to Fahad Al-Riyami for the concept)
    • Drop Windows XP and Windows Vista platform support
    • Switch all downloads to SSL and use https://rufus.ie as the new base URL
    • Add ARM64 support for UEFI:NTFS
    • Fix delays when querying floppy drives during device enumeration
    • Improve support of efi.img files on Linux ISOs
    • Improve support for non-ISO9660 compliant openSUSE Leap ISOs
    • Improve translation support and remove manual positioning
    • Internal fixes and improvements
    NOTE: THIS VERSION IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS XP AND WINDOWS VISTA.
 
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Thanks, it looks like they've made a few nice GUI tweaks :). I'll update my version now.
 
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RUFUS 3.1.1320 released

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  • Version 3.1 (2018.06.19)
    • 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
    NOTE: THIS VERSION IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS XP OR WINDOWS VISTA.

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IMPORTANT: Once again Windows Defender (starting with definition update 1.269.1834.0) is erroneously reporting that Rufus 3.1 may contain Trojan:Win32/Plutruption!ARXep. We have reported this to Microsoft, who have confirmed that this is yet another false positive and have updated their definitions to clear it. If you are affected, you are invited to re-download Rufus 3.1, as we have put a new version online that shouldn't trigger the antivirus.
 
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RUFUS 3.3.1400 released

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Version 3.3
(2018.09.17) [BUGFIX RELEASE]
  • Fix a regression when processing uncompressed bootable DD images
  • Fix Windows To Go drive creation for ARM64 Windows ISOs
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Somehow I missed Version 3.2 but for those who are interested in the changelog:

Version 3.2 (2018.09.11)

  • Version 3.2 (2018.09.11)
    • Add RSA-2048 signature validation on all the server downloads
    • Add "Fast zeroing" cheat mode (courtesy of René van der Zee)
    • Add support for XP/Server 2003 x64 ISOs (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
    • Improve ISO extraction performance by preallocating files (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
    • Improve bad blocks check algorithm (from suggestions by AL.Skywalker)
    • Fix progress not being displayed for Sylinux or GRUB downloads
    • Fix unwanted application close when cancelling an image scan
    • Fix an issue where FAT32 could still be selected for ISOs containing a >4GB file
    NOTE: THIS VERSION IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS XP OR WINDOWS VISTA.
 
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RUFUS 3.4.1430 released

  • Version 3.4 (2018.12.05)
    • Set the default image selection directory to Downloads\ instead of My Documents\
    • Add ARM/ARM64 automatic update support
    • Improve UEFI:NTFS compatibility
    • Improve access issues by using VDS to delete all partitions
    • Update the .appx to include all architectures as well as request elevation
    • Fix broken detection of some EFI based images
    • Fix broken update check due to server switch
    • UI and accessibility fixes and improvements

    NOTE: THIS VERSION IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS XP OR WINDOWS VISTA.


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RUFUS 3.5.1497 released
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  • Version 3.5 (2019.03.28)
    • 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 activate
    • 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)
System Requirements:
Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit doesn't matter. Once downloaded, the application is ready to use.

 
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RUFUS 3.6.1551 released


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Version 3.6 (2019.07.18)
  • Add support for persistent partitions [EXPERIMENTAL]
    (Note: The above won't work with Ubuntu until Ubuntu bug #1489855 is properly fixed)
  • Add a mode to use VDS when partitioning/formatting (Alt-V) [EXPERIMENTAL]
  • Add full extraction support for efi.img (Solus)
  • Fix listing of potentially blocking processes
  • Fix NTFS not being selectable when using Grub4DOS
  • Fix download script not being launched when the user name contains a space
  • Fix translated messages potentially being truncated (e.g. Thai)
  • Fix progress bar report for screen readers (Accessibility issue)
  • Fix a regression where Windows format prompts would not be suppressed
  • Improve(?) Windows To Go support by following Microsoft's recommended partition order
  • Don't enumerate Windows Sandbox VHDs
  • Disable ISO mode when Manjaro ISOHybrids are being used
  • Update embedded GRUB to version 2.04
System Requirements:

Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit doesn't matter. Once downloaded, the application is ready to use.


 
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RUFUS 3.7.1576 released


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

Here comes another one:

RUFUS 3.8.1580 released
Version 3.8 (2019.09.16) [BUGFIX RELEASE]
  • Fix regression where some ISOs (Debian) would produce a Syslinux error when booting in BIOS mode
  • Fix potential 0xC0030057 errors when trying to create a persistent partitions on a non-FIXED drive

 
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RUFUS 3.9.1624 released

Version 3.9 (2020.02.29)

- Add exFAT support when creating blank UEFI:NTFS drives [EXPERIMENTAL]
- Fix ext2/ext3 corruption for partitions larger than 4 GB
- Fix early boot files not being usable on compressed NTFS partitions
- Fix writing of compressed streams that don't end on sector boundary
- Fix percent not being displayed on slow format
- Improve file preallocation and speed up ISO extraction (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
- Improve ext2/ext3 formatting speed
- Improve protective MBR message for GPT partitioned drives
- Improve reporting of Syslinux/GRUB download errors
- Improve reporting of partition types and of Windows' version
- Report the usage of UDF symbolic links
- Update embedded Syslinux to 6.04-pre1


 
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Haven't tried the latest version, I have been using Etcher but I did use Rufus for quite a while. :)
 
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RUFUS 3.10.1647 released

  • Version 3.10 (2020.04.22)
    • Improve support for Ubuntu 20.04
    • Improve detection of FIXED drives with no mounted partitions
    • Improve extfs formatting (courtesy of Marcos Mello)
    • Update UEFI:NTFS file system drivers to v1.5
    • Fix progress not being updated when using the German localization
    • Fix primary GPT being overwritten when adding the protective MBR message
    • Fix a regression with lousy security solutions that prevent the creation of an autorun.inf
    • Fix an assert during FreeDOS drive creation when the Windows system locale is set to UTF-8
    • Fix invalid label errors when using a non-Western locale

 
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Hi Martina,

do you mean you have not tried the last version of Etcher or Rufus?. :)
 
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If making a bootable media of Windows was possible using the Media Creation tool, why did they make Rufus, and for that matter Etcher?
Shouldn't they be writing this Software to make life easier for Linux users as well?
There are no Media creation tools for Linux as these programs are not written for Linux.
 
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, why did they make Rufus, and for that matter Etcher?
That's what exactly what they are for....to use any ISO to make it bootable. I use it all the time for any Linux distoro.

There are no Media creation tools for Linux as these programs are not written for Linux.
Yes there is....Linux has it's own bootable USB creator....Just Google it.
 

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