Rufus Software – You can easily create bootable USB sticks for any Windows (or other OS) using the original ISO image!
“Rufus” is a small sized app that enables users to format USB flash disks and create bootable drives rapidly. It provides standard and advanced options alike, to suit the preferences of all skill levels.
The tool is wrapped in a user-friendly interface that resembles the Format panel found in Windows built-in features. You can select a device, partition scheme and target system type, file system type (FAT32, NTFS, UDF, exFAT), cluster size, and new volume label.
Basic formatting options enable you to check the device for bad blocks, and select the algorithm type (from 1 to 4 passes). Plus, you can set the quick format mode, create an extended label and icon files, as well as create a bootable disk using an ISO image.
ISO to USB Bootable Tool
Advanced tweaks can make Rufus list fixed (non-flash) or unpartitioned USB flash disks, add fixes for old BIOS (e.g. extra partition), and you may use Portable Rufus MBR with a selected BIOS ID.
The program records all activity to a separate panel, and it can be saved to a LOG file. It carries out a format task rapidly and error-free, using low system resources. We have not come across any issues during our tests, since the utility did not cause Windows to hang or crash. To sum it up, Rufus Latest is a straightforward solution to formatting and creating bootable USB drive, providing users with a series of useful features. There is also a portable edition available.
Rufus for Windows 10
Supported Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Developer: Pete Batard
– Add support for .vtsi files (Ventoy Sparse Image, courtesy of @ventoy)
– Add workaround for openSUSE Live ISOs
– Move default app directory to %LocalAppData%\Rufus\ and always save a log there on exit
– Fix AppStore version of Rufus not being able to store downloaded files [#1744]
– Fix failure to open Syslinux/GRUB files when Rufus is located at the root of a drive [#1747, #1761]
– Prevent the creation of System Volume Information on ESPs written in DD mode
– Prevent drive letter assignation to the UEFI:NTFS partition [pbatard/uefi-ntfs#25]
– Prevent persistent partition creation errors due to size
– Enhance safety checks before running the Fido ISO download script
– Other internal fixes and improvements [#1727, etc]