Rufus, a popular tool for creating Windows (or other operating systems) installation media, has been updated with a new preview version. Version 3.22 is available for download with several notable changes and improvements.
Rufus 3.22 brings the ability to disable automatic BitLocker encryption in the Windows User Experience dialog. This feature joins several existing options that allow you to personalize your Windows 11 installation media, such as removing the 4GB RAM requirement, Secure Boot, TPM, and a Microsoft account.
Other changes in Rufus 3.22 Beta include SHA-1 and SHA-256 x86 acceleration on supported processors and the ability to save logs between sessions. On the other hand, with Rufus 3.22, Windows 7 users will no longer be able to automatically download OS ISOs using the app.
Changelog for Rufus 3.22 Beta:
- Added SHA-1 and SHA-256 x86 acceleration on CPUs that support it
- Added an option to disable BitLocker encryption in the Windows User Experience window
- Added a function (Ctrl-P) to keep the log between sessions
- Fixed possible media creation errors by forcing old .wim images to be unmounted
- Fixed possible access errors in ISO → ESP mode in Large FAT32 format
- Fixes for some large SSD devices listed by default
- Fixes to processing of Rock Ridge CE fields
- Plugins for using Rock Ridge symlinks in Linux (Debian) firmware packages
- Remove the ability to download Windows 7 ISOs