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Rufus

Rufus is a free and open-source portable application for Microsoft Windows that can be used to format and create bootable USB flash drives or Live USBs

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Overview

Rufus is a free and open-source portable application developed by Pete Batard of Akeo Consulting for Microsoft Windows that can be used to format and create bootable USB flash drives or Live USBs.

Rufus supports a variety of bootable .iso files, including various Linux distributions and Windows installation .iso files, as well as raw disk image files (including compressed ones). If needed, it can install a bootloader such as SYSLINUX or GRUB onto the flash drive to render it bootable. It also allows the installation of MS-DOS or FreeDOS onto a flash drive as well as the creation of Windows To Go bootable media. It supports formatting flash drives as FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, UDF or ReFS filesystems. Rufus can compute the MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256 hashes of the currently selected image.

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Platform

 

Social

System Requirements

#Minimum
1Windows 7 or later

Ratings

Aggregate
4.16 
 5

CNET
Windows
4 
 5
based on professional's opinion
FileHippo
Windows
7 
 10
based on 363 reviews
FileHorse
Windows
8.3 
 10
based on 529 reviews
FossHub
Windows
5 
 5
based on 24 reviews
Malavida
Windows
8 
 10
based on 26 reviews
Softonic
Windows
8 
 10
based on 294 reviews
TechSpot
Windows
4.6 
 5
based on 2436 reviews
Uptodown
Windows
4 
 5
based on 22 reviews

Developer

Pete Batard of Akeo Consulting

Written in

C, C++, C#

Initial Release

12 December 2011

License

GPL v3

Alternatives

Live USB Creator
balenaEtcher  

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