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Release Date:
2014-10-30 | Changelog
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Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (32-Bit/64-Bit)
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(56 Votes )

Software Product Description

Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be be especially useful for cases where:

  • you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, 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 you with everything you need!

Remember that once formatted, your drive is still usable as before to transfer data: it doesn´t have to be dedicated for DOS or ISO installation only.

Download the Stable version: Rufus 1.4.10

FreewareFiles Clean Award FreewareFiles tested Rufus 1.4.11 Beta / 1.4.10 on 2014-10-30 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean.

User Reviews

Reviewer: -James    Review Date: 2013-01-21
Average Rating (56 Votes )
Pros:  Small & really does the job!

Cons:  None

Other Thoughts:  I just wish this would support formatting in UDF file system.

XP has autoruns that can infect flash drives, & formatting in UDF will 100% block all viruses from XP from infecting your flash drive.

XP can read from the UDF formatted flash drive, just not write to it, so it is 100% virus protection.

Vista/7/8 can read AND write to UDF USB drives.

Since 7 doesn't have same problem with viruses as XP, just format your USB to UDF under Windows 7 via command line, then add files using your Vista/7/8.

When you plug it into XP, you can run your programs without worry viruses will infect it since they cannot write back to flash drive.
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