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The Reliable USB Formatting Utility
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disable MS-DOS creation for Windows 10 or later

* Microsoft removed the diskcopy.dll that contained the MS-DOS floppy image
  Not a big loss, since we have FreeDOS... ;)
* Closes #545
* Also apply a long overdue refactoring for boot and target types
* Also update the README to add an icon
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.amend.cmd [misc] fix getopt build path for Visual Studio
.gitattributes [cmp] add decompression support
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ChangeLog.txt v2.2 (build 668)
LICENSE.txt [misc] refactoring and cleanup - part 2
Makefile.am [misc] update MinGW build chain for msys2
Makefile.in [misc] pocketful of enhancement and fixes - part 4
README.md disable MS-DOS creation for Windows 10 or later
_chver.sh [core] enable the installation of a bare UEFI:NTFS in advanced mode
_coverity.cmd [core] fix precedence of Syslinux over Grub
_post-commit.sh [freedos] Embed FreeDOS always in a single version of rufus.c
_pre-commit.sh [misc] drop the micro from the version
_release.sh [misc] update MinGW build chain for msys2
_set_git_hooks.sh [misc] fix getopt build path for Visual Studio
_sign.cmd [grub] add Grub 2.0 support
aclocal.m4 [misc] update MinGW build chain for msys2
bootstrap.sh [misc] update MinGW build chain for msys2
compile [misc] update MinGW build chain for msys2
configure [core] add enumeration debugging
configure.ac [core] add enumeration debugging
install-sh [internal] update app URL as well as scripts
missing [misc] update MinGW build chain for msys2
rufus.sln [misc] fix multiple warnings
wdk_build.cmd [cmp] add decompression support

README.md

Rufus: The Reliable USB Formatting Utility

Rufus logo

Features

  • Formats USB and Virtual HD drives to FAT/FAT32/NTFS/UDF/exFAT/ReFS
  • Creates DOS bootable USB drives, using FreeDOS or MS-DOS
  • Creates BIOS or UEFI bootable drives, including UEFI bootable NTFS
  • Creates bootable drives from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.)
  • Creates bootbale drives from bootable disk images, including compressed ones
  • Creates Windows To Go drives
  • Twice as fast as Microsoft's USB/DVD tool or UNetbootin, on ISO -> USB creation (1)
  • Performs bad blocks checks, including detection of "fake" flash drives
  • Modern and familiar UI, with more than 30 languages natively supported
  • Small footprint. No installation required.
  • Portable
  • 100% Free Software (GPL v3)

Compilation

Use either Visual Studio 2013, WDK 7.1 (Windows Driver Kit) or MinGW and then invoke the .sln, wdk_build.cmd or configure/make respectively.

Visual Studio

Note that, since Rufus is an OSI compliant Open Source project, you are entitled to download and use the freely available Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition to build, run or develop for Rufus. As per the Visual Studio Community Edition license this applies regardless of whether you are an individual or a corporate user. For details, see this.

Additional information

Rufus provides extensive information about what it is doing, either through its easily accessible log, or through the Windows debug facility.

Enhancements/Bugs

Please use the GitHub issue tracker for reporting problems or suggesting new features.

(1) Tests carried out with a 16 GB USB 3.0 ADATA pen drive on a Core 2 duo/4 GB RAM platform running Windows 7 x64. ISO: en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_618240.iso

Name of tool Version Time
Windows USB/DVD Download Tool v1.0.30 8 mins 10s
UNetbootin v1.1.1.1 6 mins 20s
Rufus v1.1.0 3 mins 25s
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