Software Update: Rufus 2.1.649

Version 2.1 of Rufus has been released. Rufus is a Windows program that can be used to create self-starting USB sticks. 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. By the way, there are a large number of tools with which this can be done, but Rufus claims to be one of the fastest of its kind. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

Changes in version 2.1

  • Add 32 bit support for UEFI:NTFS boat
  • Add standalone UEFI:NTFS boot installation, in advanced mode
  • Add Vietnamese translation
  • Disable support for ISOs that hide their GRUB version (looking at you Kaspersky
  • Fix broken Windows UEFI installation when using GPT/NTFS (#461
  • Fix creation of 32 bit UEFI Windows 10 installation flash drives (#462
  • Other improvements (Notify when no update is available on manual check, add label for UEFI:NTFS partition, etc.)

Version number 2.1.649
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Rufus
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License type Freeware