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Create bootable USB drives from Windows and Linux images
Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
It can be especially useful for cases where:
- you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
- you need to work on a system that doesn’t have an OS installed
- you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
- you want to run a low-level utility
Format USB, flash card and virtual drives to FAT/FAT32/NTFS/UDF/exFAT/ReFS
Create DOS bootable USB drives, using FreeDOS or MS-DOS
Create BIOS or UEFI bootable drives, including UEFI bootable NTFS
Create bootable drives from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.)
Create bootable drives from bootable disk images, including compressed ones
Create Windows To Go drives
Twice as fast as Microsoft’s USB/DVD tool or UNetbootin, on ISO -> USB creation.
Perform bad blocks checks, including detection of “fake” flash drives
Compute MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256 checksums of the selected image
Modern and familiar UI, with more than 35 languages natively supported
Small footprint. No installation required.