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

     License: Freeware
    Platform: Windows All
    Latest version: 2.17
    File size: 944 KB
    Language:  English, Deutsch and others
    Author: Pete Batard
    Last updated: September 21, 2017
    Before you free download Rufus for your Windows PC from official website, we are advising to learn its features and see what's new in the latest version.

    Rufus 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 Rufus.

     System Requirements

    • System: Windows 7, Windows 8 (8.1), Vista, Windows XP or Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit).

    Features of the Rufus

    • Create bootable USB flash drives, USB-keys, memory cards, USB-Pen and others. 
    • Run PCs without OS. 
    • 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 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 Rufus 2.17?

    • 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



     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.

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    (Version: 2.17 | File size: 944 KB)
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