Rufus Final Key Download is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
Configuring the program is as simple as inserting the device you want to format, marking the options you want, and clicking “start.” In just a few seconds your new bootable USB for DOS drive will be ready.
Rufus is a very small, light, helpful, and easy-to-use tool. If you need to start your computer in DOS for whatever reason, this is one of the best ways.
It can be especially useful if you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc., need to work on a system without an operating system, you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS or if you just want to run a low-level utility. It will also record all activity which can then be saved to a LOG file.
Also Read: WinToUSB Enterprise
Rufus comes in a very user-friendly interface that the majority of users will find to be quite like that of the Windows Format panel. It allows fast selection of the desired device, partition scheme and the particular system type, file system type (exFAT, FAT32, NTFS, UDF), the cluster size, as well as the new volume label.
- 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
Rufus can work with the following* ISOs: Arch Linux, Archbang, BartPE/pebuilder, CentOS, Damn Small Linux, Fedora, FreeDOS, Gentoo, gNewSense, Hiren’s Boot CD, LiveXP, Knoppix, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, NT Password Registry Editor, OpenSUSE, Parted Magic, Slackware, Tails, Trinity Rescue Kit, Ubuntu, Ultimate Boot CD, Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.