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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