Rufus is the smallest and powerful utility to create bootable USB drive using operating system images such as ISO and img. Unlike another similar tool, Rufus doesn’t require additional software and framework to be installed on a computer. Neither one have to install the Rufus tool before using, despite the tool is less than 1MB in size but support all major ISO and other image file and does create bootable USB drive along with other options such as UEFI specified, there are other functions that you can read on the official website.
Rufus is the tiniest and lightweight tool to create bootable (and not bootable) USB from system images i.e. IMG and ISO. It’s free to use software and the developer intend no donation as he thinks it might be guilt-inducing for users who chose not to donate.
Version 3.1 (2018.06.19)
- Fix extraction of ISO content for GRUB based ISOs (Manjaro, Kaspersky, etc.)
- Fix text being truncated on some dialogs (mostly Russian and Thai)
- Add detection & warning about the ‘Controlled Folder Access’ Windows 10 feature
- Improve retry attempts for transient errors
- Increase size of the ESP to 300MB, for Windows To Go drives partitioned as GPT
- Update GRUB 2.0 and Grub4DOS to latest
- Update libcdio to latest
Version 3.0 Changes (2018.05.29)
- UI redesign to follow the flow of user operations (with thanks to Fahad Al-Riyami for the concept)
- Drop Windows XP and Windows Vista platform support
- Switch all downloads to SSL and use https://rufus.ie as the new base URL
- Add ARM64 support for UEFI: NTFS
- Fix delays when querying floppy drives during device enumeration
- Improve support of efi.img files on Linux ISOs
- Improve support for non-ISO9660 compliant openSUSE Leap ISOs
- Improve translation support and remove manual positioning
- Internal fixes and improvement.
Download Rufus 3.1
It’s simple to use Rufus to create bootable USB drive as it supports most of the system images file type including the famous IMG and ISO. Majority of the operating system including Linux distributions, Windows, Pixel offer system image to let users be able to burn to a USB in order to boot the operating system.