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Rufus: Bootable USB Device Tool


Used Rufus successfully in preparing bootable USB memory from ISO images recently.

Seems pretty snappy and source code is available too :)

Specifically had it work for installation media of Windows 7 (UEFI / GPT) and Linux Mint.

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

It can be especially useful for cases where:

    you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
    you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
    you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
    you want to run a low-level utility
-the horse's mouth
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Mentioned in passing already by NigelH:

I remember reading about Rufus in a comparison of bootable USB creators a while back. I don't remember what website it was but I do recall it got a rave review for having the most comprehensive feature set.

Aha...If you happen to come across that info again, please share :)  Was it the following by any chance?

FWIW, I saw a table comparsion of Rufus and similar at:

I've not tried this latter one -- though it does look interesting.

That first link may be the comparison I was thinking of. It doesn't look familiar but all the details match what I remember. Hard to say for sure since I have the visual memory of an infant.  :(

Thanks for making an effort :)


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