by Pete Batard/Akeo

Software that helps you create a bootable USV drive

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Pete Batard/Akeo

Release : Rufus 2.18

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Rufus is a simple utility that allows you to format and create bootable USB drives. The latter are used to install operating systems and run some programs. The application detects all supported drives by itself and displays basic information about them. It also allows you to analyze the flash drive for broken sectors and change its identifier.

Working with the program is very easy. First of all, you need to insert a removable drive, select the necessary image using the file manager and click on the "Start" button. Depending on the supported recording speed and the size of the image being recorded, this process of creating a boot disk can take from a couple of minutes to a half an hour.

One main benefit of using Rufus is its ability to swiftly create bootable USB drives for installing operating systems or running programs.

- Supports any size of USB storage device;

- allows us to identify broken sectors;

- has a very simple user interface;

- allows you to format the drive;

- is distributed completely free of charge.

Supports a broad range of ISO images and filesystems.
Fast, efficient, and user-friendly interface.
Completely free and open source.

Lacks advanced features for experienced users.
No support for macOS or Linux systems.
Updates and fixes are infrequent.
Rufus 2.13 (0.91 MB)
Rufus 2.18 (0.92 MB)

Tue, Dec 12, 2023

Rufus is a very lightweight open source and free GUI (Graphical User Interface) based software that lets you format and create bootable USB drives on the Windows operating system. It also has a portable version that you can use to format your USB drive instantly without any need to install it on your system. Rufus can detect all the attached USB drives automatically and suggest some relevant functionalities.

You can create bootable USB devices for not only Windows ISOs but also for any kind of Linux ISOs or any kind of rescue devices. Rufus works like All in One type of software that lets you choose to install any kind of operating system or make your pendrive bootable for any kind of bootable images.

One important feature that a lot of users want for installing Windows 11 is also available for free on Rufus. If you want to install Windows 11 on unsupported devices by bypassing the TPM2.0 and Secure boot requirements, you can also do that directly using Rufus, and you don't need to do any configurations on the ISO itself! You can also directly create local users, remove BitLocker encryption on new Windows installations, and disable the annoying privacy checkup on Windows installations.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Daniel
Have you ever wanted to create or format USB drives? If so, this is the program to use. The latter is used to run programs as well as install operating systems. Rufus will detect the supported drives as well as display basic information about them. Than you can analyze the flash drive for any broken sectors and change the identifier.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Finn
Rufus is an amazing software! It allows me to create simple bootable USB drives. Its user interface is so easy to use. The program is easy to use even for the novice who is new to all of this. Its a very fast software too! It helps me get my files copied over in no time at all.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jack
I'm a big fan of Rufus because it has helped me a number of times when I've needed to make my own bootable USB flash drives. This program is great because it not only allows you to create these kinds of drives, but it will also allow you to format them too. And, it doesn't just create flash drives. It also helps you create memory sticks as well.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Rory
A bootable USB drive is something my son would want I am sure. The Drive Properties for Rufus 3.0.1304 in an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS amd64 (G:)8 GB. Maybe that makes it faster. The file system is a FAT32. This device will help format all other flash drives. It is fast and supported by a ton of languages. All you gotta do is download the executable. There's a speed comparison online and Rufus is definitely faster without a doubt.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Andrew
I work in computer repair. Rufus for Windows is a great software to use when repairing clients' Windows machines or setting up new machines for clients. Creating bootable USB Win10 drives is easy and fast with Rufus. Just download the ISO and load it to the software and things will be all done. Really great software to use!
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ethan Shazer
Rufus is a free and open-source utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. It can be used to create a bootable USB version of a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux, and other operating systems. Additionally, it can be used to create a UEFI/GPT-based bootable USB drive, and can also be used to flash BIOS or other firmware from DOS.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Carter A*******m
I recently used Rufus software to create a bootable USB drive. It was very easy to use and I was able to create the drive in just a few minutes. The interface is well designed and easy to understand. It also supports multiple file systems. The software offers advanced options for more experienced users. It was able to recognize my USB drive without any problems. I was able to create a bootable drive with the correct file system quickly and without any issues. The speed of the process was quite good too. Overall, I'm happy with Rufus.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Mason V********y
I have been using Rufus to install operating systems on USB drives for years. It is very easy to use and the interface is intuitive. It can also be used to create bootable disks for various applications. It is also fast and reliable, making it a great tool for creating bootable media. The support for various file systems is also useful.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Josh P.
This program is great for creating bootable USB drives. It has a user-friendly interface and is easy to use. It supports a variety of operating systems and works quickly. The only downside is that it doesn't have many advanced features.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Rory W.
This software is a simple and efficient tool for creating bootable USB drives. It has a user-friendly interface and supports various operating systems. The program is fast and reliable, and it does not require any installation. Overall, it is a great option for those who need to create a bootable USB drive.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Mason Pong
Rufus software is a reliable and efficient tool for creating bootable USB drives.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ollie
Rufus is a utility software designed to create bootable USB flash drives swiftly and efficiently. The stand-out feature of Rufus is its advanced mode that enables detailed configuration of the USB drive. It also supports a wide variety of bootable .iso files and raw disk image files. Its compact size, rapid processing speed, and ability to handle multiple file system types make it a versatile tool for system administrators.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Alfie
Effortlessly creates bootable USB drives with a simple, user-friendly interface.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Cole
Easy to use, fast, reliable for creating bootable USB.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Kyle
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