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    Rufus

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    4.49

     Rufus is a popular program for creation of the bootable flash drive, memory card, USB key etc.

     License: Freeware
    Platform: Windows (32-bit | 64-bit)
    Latest version: 2.15.1117
    File size: 932 KB
    Language:  English, Deutsch and others
    Author / Product: Pete Batard / Rufus
    Updated: June 3, 2017
       
     
     
    Before you free download Rufus for your PC, we are advising to learn its features and see what's new in the latest version.
       
     

    Program overview

     Rufus will allow to create a bootable USB-drives from the ISO-image for installation of the operating system, for running computer games without the original disk, for running low-level system utilities (for example, when the hard disk is damaged, it is impossible to launch the OS or test the RAM). Besides, the program will allow you to format and recover the defective sectors on the flash drive.

     Note! The rights of the administrator are necessary for work with the program.

     System requirements

    • Operating System: Windows 10 / Windows 8 (8.1) / Windows 7 / Vista / Windows XP (x86 or x64).

    Features of program

    • Create bootable USB flash drives, USB-keys, memory cards, USB-Pen and others. 
    • Run computers without operating systems. 
    • Firmware and BIOS updating using the MS-DOS operating system. 
    • Run utilities at the lowest level. For example, in order to restore the "broken" sectors on the hard drive by the Victoria program. 
    • Analysis and recovery bad sectors on a USB drive. 
    • Destroying all data on a USB drive by formatting it. 
    • Support for ISO / DD images (Fedora, Windows 7, Debian, Linux Mint, Red Hat, Windows 10, Ubuntu, GParted, Windows XP (SP2 and above), Windows 8 (8.1) and many others). 
    • Support for multiple file systems FAT32, NTFS, UDF and exFAT. 
    • Differences of Rufus from the similar programs 
    • Unlike analogs, Rufus quickly creates a bootable USB flash drive from the ISO image. Distinctive characteristics are taken from the official site.
       
     

    What's new in version 2.15.1117

    • Now all information about the external procceses, blocking access to the drive, is displayed in the journal.
    • Improved support for Windows 10 Creators.
    • Updated GRUB up to the latest version.
    • Improved stability of the program.
    • Fixed bugs.
       
     

    Differences of Rufus from the similar programs

     Unlike analogs, Rufus quickly creates a bootable USB flash drive from the ISO image. Distinctive characteristics are taken from the official site.

    Software Time
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool 00:08:10
    Universal USB Installer 00:07:10
    UNetbootin 00:06:20
    RMPrepUSB 00:04:10
    WiNToBootic 00:03:35
    Rufus 00:03:25

    Comparing with analogs

       
     

    Screenshots for Rufus

       

    Conclusion

     Thus, Rufus will instantly create a bootable USB drive from an image, and will allow recovering the defective sectors on the drive. The program has simple interface, small size of a installer and doesn't require installation on the PC.




      Supported Systems Official Link  
     

    Windows
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    (Version: 2.15.1117 | File size: 932 KB)
     
           


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    Downloading of the Rufus can be made from official website and at high speed. The latest version of the executable file has been verified by popular antivirus software (Kaspersky, Avast, Dr.Web and NOD32). However, we do not give 100% guarantee that file are not infected. Always check downloaded files from the Internet for malicious objects!


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