The Rufus is a popular, lightweight tool, to create bootable Flash drives, e.g. to install Windows or Linux on another computer system.
The process is very simple: launch Rufus, select an ISO disc image that you want to use to create the bootable flash drive, connect the flash drive to your computer and press the button startup to start the process. Rufus offers several configuration options, e.g. to select the GPT or MBR partition scheme or file system on the Flash drive.
Use it application if:
- Do you want to create bootable USB installation media from ISO (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
- you want to work on a system that does not have an operating system installed
- you want to flash the BIOS or some other firmware from DOS
- do you want to run a utility (low-level)
ISOs known to work with Rufus
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, 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 Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7,
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Server 2016
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