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If you are looking for a great tool to create bootable flash drives, there cannot be a great tool other than Rufus. Rufus helps users to format and create bootable USB flash drives including pen drives and memory sticks. This is an extremely light weighted tool but perform very fast to acquire target results. When the tool is compared to most popular tools such as Universal USB installer, Windows 7 USB download tool, twice faster than them. Also, Rufus works a bit faster when creating Linux bootable USB from ISOs. Als users are able to download Rufus completely free.

Why Should You Download Rufus

  • Creates USB installation media from bootable Windows, Linux etc
  • Works on systems that do not have OSs yet
  • Flashes BIOS/ firmware from DOS
  • Runs low-level utilities
  • Light weighted but works fast

The programme has been updated last as Rufus 3.4 on the 5th Of December 2018 and the file size is 1MB which means extremely light weighted. Rufus is very user-friendly and Rufus download can be done in 39 languages including English, Spanish, Italian, French, Nederlands, Indonesian, Roman and more

What Is Bootable USB Flash Drives

Bootable USB Flash drive is used to boot an operating system of a computer. It works like a hard disk or a CD drive but performances are higher than them. It convinces computer hardware to use the USB drive to get all the data and files which needs to boot system. In simple words, boot device is hardware which can read or provide the fire for a computer booting. Since users are not able to run Windows or other OS files which are copied directly, on Windows or other OS they have to make a bootable pen drive. When a Bootable pen drive is connected to a computer, BIOS recognizes it when the computer is rebooted and proceed the installation of the OSs. Rufus is a very popular and easy method to create bootable USB drives.

Rufus System Requirments

The programme requires Windows 7 or higher computer and works on both 32 or 64 bit

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How To Use Rufus Latest Version

  • Download the executable file Rufus 3.4 and Run it
  • No installation is required and the executable file is digitally signed

The signature states :

Akeo Consulting - v1.3.0 or higher
Pete Batard - Open Source Developer - v1.2.0 or previous

Developer Credit And Notes

When you use a non-US keyboard for a DOS bootable drive you are advised to use the default selection "FreeDOS" and also you are advised to create ISO image using CDBurnerXP app or ImgBurn. All the credit and thanks go to Pete Batard for designing and distributing Rufus for free.