A utility tool to create bootable USB drives from bootable ISOs on Windows, Linux, ARM, DOS and UEFI.

Developer:Pete Batard
Website: rufus.ie
OS:Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Category:System Utility
User rating
4.3/5 - (15 votes)

Rufus is a free, open-source USB flash disk utility for Windows, Linux, and UEFI that is used to make bootable USBs. If you don’t have a DVD available then you can use Rufus to create a bootable USB Flash drive for installation. Previously there were bootable floppies and CDs, DVDs but now optical drives are disappearing so, with the help of Rufus you can easily boot your USB Flash drives. It is used primarily to create a bootable USB from a bootable ISO image. 

Rufus supports a variety of bootable ISO files including Windows ISO files, Linux ISO files, etc. If required, Rufus can render the USB bootable by installing a boot loader on to the flash drive such as GRUB. It also allows the installation of MS-DOS and FreeDOS onto a flash drive and as far as the supported filesystems are concerned then it can format the USB Flash Drive as FATFAT32NTFSexFATUDF or ReFS filesystems.

Using Rufus is very simple which makes the process of making a bootable disk efficient and super fast. As compared to its competitors which offer the same features, it works at twice the speeds of those competitors and beats them in every aspect. Using Rufus is quite easy and you just have to open Rufus, browser and select the bootable ISO file and then start the process. There are also some customization options available such as you can edit the volume label, disable quick format or enable disk checking on the USB drive to scan for bad blocks.

Rufus is error-free and you will rarely encounter any error while using Rufus. There is no need for installation, all you have to do is download the software and you’re good to go. It has support for various different languages and you can pick the language of your own choice.