Rufus v4.4 Updated

Ennovy on 18 Jan 2024
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Rufus, or Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), is a small and fast utility that helps create bootable external drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks etc. The program is ideal for use with installation media from ISOs (Windows, Linux etc.) for working on a system without an OS, flashing device BIOS or other firmware, or you want to run a low-level system utility.

Functional on 64-bit systems.

Rufus Portable also available.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" rufus-X.Xp.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:

14 comments on Rufus  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Ennovy 2023-03-25 16:00

Rufus 3.22 is the last version that can run on Windows 7


Midas 2022-07-10 12:17

@PapaiMark: as there is both a changelog link and a dedicated forum thread, changes info like what you posted are better suited for the later, thus avoiding drowning any user comments in the steady stream of updates.


PapaiMark 2022-07-02 20:15

Use v 2.x on machines older than 2011 (core, core2, quad) to make bootable usb.

Version 3.19 changelog (2022.07.01) :
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 on Windows 11 22H2
(NB: Network MUST be temporarily disabled 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 for 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)
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


TP109 2017-11-12 17:02

Great program. Small footprint and quick. Good tool for formatting USB drives and for making USB drives bootable with ISOs or DOS.


stisev 2017-03-27 12:55

FYI I logged in to post this

The "p" in the rufus executible name makes it portable; otherwise, it writes to reg.
For example:

rufus-2.12p.exe is portable
rufus-2.12.exe is not.

Was driving me insane finding reg keys.. :)


DarkShadow 2016-02-15 17:43

v2.7 released !


Checker 2015-08-29 18:38

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2015-08-29 13:01

I don't know whether Rufus is portable or not but I am certain that 'rufus-X.X.exe' and 'rufus-X.Xp.exe' are exactly the same. By the way, there is a new version- Rufus 2.3.709.


jenss 2014-11-05 08:17

version 1.4.11 is out here

homepage :

get the file :


I am Baas 2013-01-03 00:06

Version 1.3.0 writes to the registry. See forum entry for details.


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