Rufus 3.18 Build 1877 Final

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable Flash/Pen/Key drives, memory cards, etc. Despite its small size, Rufus can do everything you need! Works very fast. For example, twice as fast as UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer or Windows 7 USB download tool when creating a bootable Windows 7 USB from an ISO image. Rufus is also slightly faster at creating a bootable Linux USB from an ISO image.

Rufus will be especially useful in cases where:

  • you need to create a bootable USB disk from a bootable ISO image (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
  • need to work on systems that do not have an OS installed
  • you need to flash the BIOS or other firmware from under DOS
  • you need to run a low-level utility

Despite its small size, Rufus knows how to do everything you need.

About DOS support:
If you create a DOS boot disk and use a non-US keyboard, Rufus will choose the keyboard layout according to your system’s regional settings. In this case, FreeDOS, which is the default, will be used instead of MS-DOS because it supports more keyboard layouts.

About ISO support:
All versions of Rufus since version 1.1.0 allow you to create a bootable USB disk from an ISO image (.iso). Creating an ISO image from a physical disk or from a set of files is very easy with CD burning software such as the freeware CDBurnerXP or ImgBurn.

About UEFI and GPT support:
Since version 1.3.2, Rufus supports UEFI as well as GPT partitions of installation media, which means that Rufus will let you install Windows 7, Windows 8 or Linux in full EFI mode. However, full UEFI/GPT support requires Windows Vista or later versions of Windows. Windows XP restricts the creation of UEFI boot disks to MBR mode due to operating system limitations.

A partial list of ISOs that Rufus can work with: Arch Linux, Archbang, BartPE/pebuilder, CentOS, Damn Small Linux, Debian, Fedora, FreeDOS, FreeNAS, Gentoo, GParted, gNewSense, Hiren’s Boot CD, LiveXP, Knoppix, KolibriOS , Kubuntu, Linux Mint, NT Password Registry Editor, OpenSUSE, Parted Magic, Partition Wizard, Raspbian, ReactOS, Red Hat, rEFInd, Slackware, Super Grub2 Disk, Tails, Trinity Rescue Kit, Ubuntu, Ultimate Boot CD, Windows XP (SP2+ ), Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10


Version changes:
– Fix DLL sideloading vulnerabilities (#1838, #1877)
– Fix ISO ? ESP creation when running on Windows 11 (#1855)
– Fix an issue when detecting network connectivity when the DHCP service is disabled (#1801)
– Update FreeDOS to version 1.3
– Add bypass of Windows 11 restrictions for in-place upgrades
– Add Miracle Linux 8 to the list of Red Hat exceptions (#1866)
– Other internal fixes and improvements


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