Create bootable USB drives the easy way
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!
Oh, and Rufus is fast. For instance it’s about twice as fast as UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer or Windows 7 USB download tool, on the creation of a Windows 7 USB installation drive from an ISO. It is also marginally faster on the creation of Linux bootable USB from ISOs.
- 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
Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit doesn’t matter. Once downloaded, the application is ready to use.