Rufus is a tool for formatting and creating bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pen drives, memory sticks, etc.
It’s especially handy in situations like these:
Bootable ISOs produce USB installation media (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
If you need to operate on a machine that doesn’t have an operating system, you’ll need to use DOS to flash a BIOS or other firmware.
You’d like to use a low-level utility.
I will take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the translators who made it possible for Rufus, as well as this webpage, to be translated in various languages. If you find that you can use Rufus in your own language, you should really thank them!
Windows 7 or later is required; 32 or 64 bit does not matter. The application is ready to use after it has been downloaded.
I want to take this time to thank the translators who helped Rufus, as well as this website, to be translated into multiple languages. You should thank Rufus if you discover that you can utilize him in your language.
How to Use
No installation is required; download and run the programme.
The executable is digitally signed, and the signature should include the following information:
“Akeo Consulting” is a company that provides consulting services (v1.3.0 or later)
“Open Software Developer Pete Batard” (v1.2.0 or earlier)
Notes on DOS compatibility:
Rufus will attempt to select a keyboard layout based on the location of your system if you build a DOS portable drive and use a non-US keyboard. In this situation, FreeDOS, the default operating system, is preferred over MS-DOS since it supports more keyboard layouts.
If you create a DOS bootable drive and use a non-US keyboard, Rufus will attempt to select a keyboard layout according to the locale of your system. In that case, FreeDOS, which is the default selection, is recommended over MS-DOS, as it supports more keyboard layouts.