Software Update: Rufus 2.1,647 Beta

A beta release of Rufus version 2.1 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:

Changelog for version 2.1.647 Beta

  • Add 32 bit support to UEFI:NTFS boot
  • Add standalone UEFI:NTFS boot installation, in advanced mode
  • Add Vietnamese translation, courtesy of thanhtai2009
  • Disable support for ISOs that don’t report their GRUB version (looking at you Kaspersky!)
  • Fix broken Windows UEFI installation when using GPT/NTFS
  • Fix creation of 32 bit UEFI Windows 10 installation flash drives
  • Other improvements

Version number 2.1,647 beta
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Rufus
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License type Freeware