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Rufus

The Reliable USB Formatting UtilityRufus is a small utility that helps format and create DOS...

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The Reliable USB Formatting Utility

Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create DOS bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

Features:
- Formats USB memory sticks to FAT/FAT32/NTFS/exFAT
- Creates MS-DOS/FreeDOS bootable USB memory sticks, with no external files required
- Checks for bad blocks
- Modern UI, with UAC elevation for Windows Vista and later
- Fully Open Source (GPL v3)
It can be be especially useful for cases where:
- you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
- you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
- you want to run a DOS low-level utility More Info »

Recent versions of Rufus also attempt to detect and set up the keyboard layout for you.

Despite its small size, Rufus provides you with everything you need!

Please also note that once formatted, your drive is still usable to transfer data: Windows will read and write to it just fine and it doesn't need to be dedicated for DOS boot only. More Info »

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OS & Utilities

Link to official Rufus site

Official Website
Rufus was added by WhiteTiger in Jan 2012 and the lastest update was made in Dec 2013. There is a history of activites on Rufus in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Rufus or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam.
 
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