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Rufus 3.21

28 Nov 17:14
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  • Allow the provision of an arbitrary local account username in the Windows User Experience dialog
  • Improve Windows version reporting from ISO/.wim
  • Update UEFI:NTFS' NTFS drivers to v1.4 and exFAT drivers to v1.9
  • Switch to remote download for nonstandard GRUB (Fedora 37, openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
  • Fix UEFI:NTFS partition not being set in MBR mode for ISOs with a >4GB file (UwUntu)
  • Fix GRUB support for Arch and derivatives, when a non FAT compliant label is used (#2086)
  • Fix incorrect detection of GRUB with nonstandard prefixes
  • Fix tab order not working on the Windows User Experience dialog

Rufus 3.20

03 Aug 16:52
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  • Enable applicable Windows User Experience options for Windows 10
  • Remember last Windows User Experience selection between sessions
  • Add automatic local account creation and regional options duplication
    (This is limited to creating an account with the same name as the current user and with an empty password that the user will be prompted to change after first reboot)
  • Add a workaround for ISOs that have a syslinux symbolic link to /isolinux/ (Knoppix)
  • Revert to offline insertion of registry keys for the TPM/SB/RAM bypass where possible (#1971)
  • Remove storage bypass, since this is a bogus bypass that doesn't do anything (#1990)
  • Improve BIOS compatibility when displaying the "UEFI boot only" alert message
  • Fix Windows User Experience dialog appearing twice for Windows To Go (#1968)
  • Fix Windows User Experience options not being applied for ARM64 (#1996)
  • Fix Microsoft Account bypass not being applied unless TPM/SB/RAM bypass is selected (#1981)
  • Fix overeager detection of GRUB2 bootloaders with nonstandard prefixes

Rufus 3.19

01 Jul 22:22
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  • Add a new selection dialog for Windows 11 setup customization:
    • Secure Boot and TPM bypass have now been moved to this dialog
    • Also allows to bypass the mandatory requirement for a Microsoft account with Windows 11 22H2
      (NB: Network MUST be temporarily disabled or unplugged for the local account creation to be proposed)
    • Also add an option to skip all collection questions (Sets all answers to "Don't allow")
    • Also add an option for setting internal drives offline with Windows To Go
      Note: These customization options are only proposed when using a Windows 11 image.
  • Add support for distros using a nonstandard GRUB 2.0 prefix directory (openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
  • Add the ability to ignore USBs (See here for details)
  • Change drive listing to always list in increasing order of size
  • Update exceptions needed by Red Hat and derivatives for the 9.x releases
  • Update UEFI:NTFS drivers to latest
  • Reassign a letter for drives written in DD mode that don't have an ESP (e.g. CoreELEC)
  • Fix Windows refusing to mount Linux MBR partitions on FIXED drives
  • Fix support for multiextent files when Joliet is in use

Rufus 3.18

11 Mar 17:26
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  • Fix DLL sideloading vulnerabilities (#1838, #1877)
  • Fix ISO → ESP creation when running on Windows 11 (#1855)
  • Fix an issue when detecting network connectivity when the DHCP service is disabled (#1801)
  • Update FreeDOS to version 1.3
  • Add bypass of Windows 11 restrictions for in-place upgrades
  • Add Miracle Linux 8 to the list of Red Hat exceptions (#1866)
  • Other internal fixes and improvements

Rufus 3.17 [BUGFIX RELEASE]

23 Oct 15:24
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  • Fix MBR not being properly cleared
  • Fix commandline hogger not being deleted on exit
  • Improve ReFS handling for platforms that support it
  • Update UEFI:NTFS to latest and remove Secure Boot notice since this version is Secure Boot signed
  • Update Grub4DOS to latest

Rufus 3.16

13 Oct 11:57
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  • Fix ISO mode support for Red Hat 8.2+ and derivatives [#1777]
  • Fix BIOS boot support for Arch derivatives
  • Fix removal of some boot entries for Ubuntu derivatives
  • Fix log not being saved on exit
  • Add Windows 11 "Extended" installation support (Disables TPM/Secure Boot/RAM requirements)
  • Add UEFI Shell ISO downloads (retroactively applied through FIDO)
  • Add support for Intel NUC card readers
  • Improve Windows 11 support [#1779]
  • Improve Windows version reporting
  • Speed up clearing of MBR/GPT

Rufus 3.15

03 Aug 11:07
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  • Update GRUB to version 2.06
  • Add support for .vtsi files (Ventoy Sparse Image, courtesy of @ventoy)
  • Add workaround for openSUSE Live ISOs
  • Move default app directory to %LocalAppData%\Rufus\ and always save a log there on exit
  • Fix AppStore version of Rufus not being able to store downloaded files [#1744]
  • Fix failure to open Syslinux/GRUB files when Rufus is located at the root of a drive [#1747, #1761]
  • Prevent the creation of System Volume Information on ESPs written in DD mode
  • Prevent drive letter assignation to the UEFI:NTFS partition [pbatard/uefi-ntfs#25]
  • Prevent persistent partition creation errors due to size
  • Enhance safety checks before running the Fido ISO download script
  • Other internal fixes and improvements [#1727, etc]

Rufus 3.14

30 Apr 15:30
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  • Improve DD write speed (uncompressed images only)
  • Improve checksum computation speed
  • Improve network connectivity detection
  • Only prompt for additional GRUB/Syslinux downloads when not writing in DD mode
  • Fix potential "loss" of disk after writing Ubuntu 20.10 in DD mode
  • Fix GRUB compatibility issue with Ubuntu 21.04
  • Fix Rufus MBR not being selected by default for Windows ISOs
  • Fix drag and drop being enabled during drive creation
  • Add more "exceptions" for forced DD image writing

Rufus 3.13

20 Nov 13:54
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  • Add a cheat mode (Alt-M) to accept disk images without a Boot Marker
  • Add marquee operation progress to the taskbar icon
  • Add zeroing/image writing progress to the log
  • Switch to using 0x55 and 0xAA instead of 0x00 and 0xFF for low pass badblock check
  • Switch to using fake/manufacturer units when computing the default label
  • Fix overnumerous write retries on error when writing a disk image
  • Work around Windows' abysmal handling of removable drives that contain an ESP [#1637]
  • Improve mounting/unmounting of volumes [#1640]
  • Update UEFI:NTFS file system drivers to version 1.7
  • Other internal fixes and improvements (VDS, error reporting, etc.)

Rufus 3.12

14 Oct 15:36
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  • Add optional SHA-512 digest algorithm (Alt-H)
  • Add a cheat mode (Alt-+/-) to increase/decrease application priority
  • Enable direct provision of install.wim/install.esd for Windows To Go
  • Move Windows To Go ESP to the beginning of the drive, on systems that allow it
  • Enforce a minimum volume size of 256 MB for ext2/ext3 partitions [#1576]
  • Speed up the scanning of ISOs with lots of Rock Ridge deep directory entries [#1575]
  • Fix detection of GRUB version and update embedded GRUB for Ubuntu 20.10 support [#1573, #1616]
  • Fix user interface labels for accessibility [#1467]
  • Work around a Windows bug where the wrong drive letter may be returned