Top rated small easy tool to create bootable USB drives. Great for making bootable operating system from ISO file (IMG).
Developer Pete Batard
Rufus is a top rated small easy tool to create bootable USB drives from Pete Batard. Great for making bootable operating system from ISO file (IMG). It is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. It helps in the following conditions:
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1- Download the executable and run it – no installation is necessary.
# The executable is digitally signed and the signature should state:
“Akeo Consulting” (v1.3.0 or later)
“Pete Batard – Open Source Developer” (v1.2.0 or earlier)
2- Notes on DOS support:
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.
3- Notes on ISO Support:
All versions of Rufus since v1.1.0 allow the creation of a bootable USB from an ISO image (.iso).
Creating an ISO image from a physical disc or from a set of files is very easy to do however, through the use of a CD burning application, such as the freely available CDBurnerXP or ImgBurn.
4- Notes on UEFI & GPT support:
Since version 1.3.2, Rufus support UEFI as well as GPT for installation media, meaning that it will allow you to install Windows 7, Windows 8 or Linux in full EFI mode.
However, Windows Vista or later is required for full UEFI/GPT support. Because of OS limitations, Windows XP restricts the creation of UEFI bootable drives to MBR mode.