Rufus 3.0 released


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RUFUS 3.11.1678 released
a little late but not too late
  • Version 3.11 (2020.06.18)
    • Add Rock Ridge deep directory support
    • Add an option to write small ISOs to an ESP (GPT only)
    • Add a cheat mode (Ctrl-SELECT) to extract content from an additional zip archive on top of the ISO
    • Add a cheat mode (Alt-G) to disable Virtual Hard Disk listing
    • Add a cheat mode (Alt-P) to toggle a GPT ESP to Basic Data (Windows 10 only)
    • Fix improper x86 32-bit NTFS driver being used for UEFI:NTFS
    • Improve UEFI:NTFS compatibility with older UEFI firmwares
    • Improve startup time by running the ISO download feature check in the background
    • Remove Ubuntu's splash screen for persistent UEFI drives
    • Enable ASLR for the Rufus executable​
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 3.13.1730 released

Version 3.13 (2020.11.20)
  • Add a cheat mode (Alt-M) to accept disk images without a Boot Marker
  • Add marquee operation progress to the taskbar icon
  • Add zeroing/image writing progress to the log
  • Switch to using 0x55 and 0xAA instead of 0x00 and 0xFF for low pass badblock check
  • Switch to using fake/manufacturer units when computing the default label
  • Fix overnumerous write retries on error when writing a disk image
  • Work around Windows' abysmal handling of removable drives that contain an ESP
  • Improve mounting/unmounting of volumes
  • Update UEFI:NTFS file system drivers to version 1.7
  • Other internal fixes and improvements (VDS, error reporting, etc.)

    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 3.14.1788 released
  • Version 3.14 (2021.04.30)
    • Improve DD write speed (uncompressed images only)
    • Improve checksum computation speed
    • Improve network connectivity detection
    • Only prompt for additional GRUB/Syslinux downloads when not writing in DD mode
    • Fix potential "loss" of disk after writing Ubuntu 20.10 in DD mode
    • Fix GRUB compatibility issue with Ubuntu 21.04
    • Fix Rufus MBR not being selected by default for Windows ISOs
    • Fix drag and drop being enabled during drive creation
    • Add more "exceptions" for forced DD image writing

      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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Create bootable USB drives the easy way

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

Changelog

  • 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.
Downloaded rufus and confirm that it is super easy to set up and run. HOWEVER! - I have a DELL Optiplex 7050 and this beast will simply NOT accept any change in boot order - seems to be a well-complained about 'feature'. Shame really.
 
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RUFUS 3.15.1812 released

  • Version 3.15 (2021.08.03)
    • Update GRUB to version 2.06
    • Add support for .vtsi files (Ventoy Sparse Image, courtesy of longpanda/ventoy)
    • Add workaround for openSUSE Live ISOs
    • Move default app directory to %LocalAppData%\Rufus\ and always save a log there on exit
    • Fix AppStore version of Rufus not being able to store downloaded files
    • Fix failure to open Syslinux/GRUB files when Rufus is located at the root of a drive
    • Prevent the creation of System Volume Information on ESPs written in DD mode
    • Prevent drive letter assignation to the UEFI:NTFS partition
    • Prevent persistent partition creation errors due to size
    • Wnhance safety checks before running the Fido ISO download script
    • Other internal fixes and improvements

      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 3.16.1836 released

  • Version 3.16 (2021.10.13)
    • Fix ISO mode support for Red Hat 8.2+ and derivatives
    • Fix BIOS boot support for Arch derivatives
    • Fix removal of some boot entries for Ubuntu derivatives
    • Fix log not being saved on exit
    • Add Windows 11 "Extended" installation support (Disables TPM/Secure Boot/RAM requirements)
    • Add UEFI Shell ISO downloads
    • Add support for Intel NUC card readers
    • Improve Windows 11 support
    • Improve Windows version reporting
    • Speed up clearing of MBR/GPT

      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 3.17.1846 released
  • Version 3.17 (2021.10.23) [BUGFIX RELEASE]
    • Fix MBR not being properly cleared
    • Fix commandline hogger not being deleted on exit
    • Improve ReFS handling for platforms that support it
    • Update UEFI:NTFS to latest and remove Secure Boot notice since this version is Secure Boot signed
    • Update Grub4DOS to latest

      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 3.18.1877 released

  • Version 3.18 (2022.03.11)
    • Fix DLL sideloading vulnerabilities
    • Fix ISO → ESP creation when running on Windows 11
    • Fix an issue when detecting network connectivity when the DHCP service is disabled
    • Update FreeDOS to version 1.3
    • Add bypass of Windows 11 restrictions for in-place upgrades
    • Add Miracle Linux 8 to the list of Red Hat exceptions
    • Other internal fixes and improvements

      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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Thanks GRizzly. I don't have a great need for it, but it is a very useful tool.
As it automatically creates the hack for incompatible computers, I see a sudden rise in guys using Windows 11.
 
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RUFUS 3.19.1911 released
  • Version 3.19 (2022.07.01)
    • Add a new selection dialog for Windows 11 setup customization:
      • Secure Boot and TPM bypass have now been moved to this dialog
      • Also allows to bypass the mandatory requirement for a Microsoft account on Windows 11 22H2
        (NB: Network MUST be temporarily disabled for the local account creation to be proposed)
      • Also add an option to skip all collection questions (Sets all answers to "Don't allow")
      • Also add an option for setting internal drives offline for Windows To Go
      • Note:
      These customization options are only proposed when using a Windows 11 image.
    • Add support for distros using a nonstandard GRUB 2.0 prefix directory (openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
    • Add the ability to ignore USBs (See here)
    • Change drive listing to always list in increasing order of size
    • Update exceptions needed by Red Hat and derivatives for the 9.x releases
    • Update UEFI:NTFS drivers to latest
    • Reassign a letter for drives written in DD mode that don't have an ESP (e.g. CoreELEC)
    • Fix Windows refusing to mount Linux MBR partitions on FIXED drives
    • Fix support for multiextent files when Joliet is in use

      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 3.20.1929 released

  • Version 3.20 (2022.08.03)
    • Enable applicable Windows User Experience options for Windows 10
    • Remember last Windows User Experience selection between sessions
    • Add automatic local account creation and regional options duplication
      (NB: This is limited to creating an account with the same name as the current user and with an empty password that the user will be prompted to change after first reboot)
    • Add a workaround for ISOs that have a syslinux symbolic link to /isolinux/ (Knoppix)
    • Revert to offline insertion of registry keys for the TPM/SB/RAM bypass where possible
    • Remove storage bypass, since this is a bogus bypass that doesn't do anything
    • Improve BIOS compatibility when displaying the "UEFI boot only" alert message
    • Fix Windows User Experience dialog appearing twice for Windows To Go
    • Fix Windows User Experience options not being applied for ARM64
    • Fix Microsoft Account bypass not being applied unless TPM/SB/RAM bypass is selected
    • Fix overeager detection of GRUB2 bootloaders with nonstandard prefixes

      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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