Rufus Review




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Rufus is a pleasant addition in the world of computer applications by Akeo Consulting publishers. It provides the users with simplest interface and options for carrying out the task of formatting USB flash drives and creating bootable disks in the blink of the eye. It is very suitable to be used when you want to check your devices for bad blocks. It is a small sized tool that you can download for free and then open it anytime. It is multilingual software with support for more than 30 different languages.

Rufus is a helpful tool especially under those circumstances when your operating system creates problems when your PC is turned on. It also enables you to use those systems that do not have an operating system installed. For these purposes it lets you boot your system with the help of removable storage devices such as USB drive. You can also save the image from bootable device in the format of ISO to tackle any issues and problems that may be caused with your device.

The use of optical disks has been decreasing day by day. Therefore this software is a suitable option to create alternate ways for booting of your computer systems. The maintenance of USB drives is much easier as compared to disks so you can keep them safe. With this utility, you can flash your firmware with DOS OS. It is compatible with FAT, FAT32, NTFS, UDF and exFAT file systems. The latest version of the software now facilitates you with drag and drop options too.

How to Use:
After you have inserted and connected your device, you should run the software. In its window you can see different drop down menus. There you need to select your device, choose the partition scheme and target system type, then select the file system and cluster size. After that, enter the volume label for your bootable drive. For device formatting you can choose required options. The options include: checking device for bad locks from 1 to 4 passes, quick formatting, creation of bootable disk and creating extended label and icon files.

System Requirements:
Rufus version can help you boot your 32 bit and 64 bit systems with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 operating systems along with Linux OS. The size of the software is almost 862 KB. Your USB drive must contain enough space for the software. Rufus is also available as a portable version so you can take it with you for using it on multiple systems. Pete Batard had developed this tool and then various translators had translated it in many languages to help its users.

Rufus is a specially designed desktop application that makes it easier to format USB drives for removing any data and clearing any virus. Its main purpose is to make portable devices bootable so they can be used on any systems that do not work properly with installed operating system. The method of downloading and using the software is very simple so every user can learn its features after they have given it a try.



  • Easily create bootable USB drives from ISO images