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Software update: Rufus 3.9

Rufus is a utility that helps format and creates bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pen drives, memory sticks, etc. Version 3.9 of Rufus has been released. Rufus is a Windows program with which self-starting USB sticks can be made. Useful for example to install an operating system, which is faster from a USB stick than from a CD or DVD, to update the bios or to access a system that no longer wants to start. There are a large number of tools that can be used to do this, but Rufus claims to be one of the fastest of its kind. Since version 3.0 the program has been given a slightly different appearance and support for Windows XP and Vista has been canceled. The following changes and improvements have been made in version 3.9:

Changes in version 3.9:

  • Add exFATsupport when creating blank UEFI: NTFS drives [EXPERIMENTAL]
  • Fix ext2ext3corruption for partitions larger than 4 GB
  • Fix early boot files not being usable on compressed NTFSpartitions
  • Fix writing or compressed streams that don’t end on sector boundary
  • Fix percent not being displayed on slow format
  • Improve file pre-location and speed up ISO extraction
  • Improve ext2ext3formatting speed
  • Improve protective MBR message for GPT partitioned drives
  • Improve reporting or Syslinux / GRUB download errors
  • Improve reporting or partition types and or Windows’ version
  • Report the usage of UDFsymbolic links
  • Update embedded Syslinux to 6.04-pre1
Version number 3.9
Release Status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Rufus
File size 1.14MB
License type GPL


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