In today’s time, we see that everything is quite compact. We can see for ourselves as the smartphones are getting thinner day by day but also getting smart and fast and the same goes for laptops too. But in a laptop, this means sacrificing some of the parts which mean the optical disk drive.

Nowadays disk is considered irrelevant although the information it contains is quite crucial. No one uses the disc to install some software anymore. And all this is possible now due to the flash drive and bootable USB creators like Rufus. 

FULL NAME:Rufus for Windows

Bootable USB can be created easily using free, full of resources software called Rufus. The software is originally built for Windows but with help from this software, it can easily create ISO file for Mac and Linux Installation and other operating systems. 

What is Rufus USB Tool?

Developed by Pete Batard, the primary focus and the main motive for the designing of this software was that the DVDs are becoming less popular and USB taking its place. Nowadays computers don’t have an optical disk drive. Thus this software acts as a tool for creating bootable USB drive which changes them into CDs carrying essential installation software. You can also create ISO files on USB drives using this software. During the installation of ISO file, it reformats your device so it is advisable for users to save all the essential information somewhere.  

The software is twice as fast as the other software. In a record time of three minutes and twenty-five seconds, it can format and create a bootable flash drive. The software supports GPT and UEFI boot system. Although small in size but is packed with great features. 

List of Features Rufus USB Tool

Booting from USB: – Easy to create a bootable drive using Rufus. The user-interface provides you with all the necessary options to create an ISO file. This software is designed for Windows only, so if you are a MAC user then this software is no use for you.


Safe: – The software is quite safe and cant delete or damages any data on your hard-drive. The software does require the ability to store and modify the Registry Keys. The process is quite safe and sound since it returns them to their original state after the work is done. 

Support: – The software supports various bootable files which include the .iso files and raw disk images (including the compressed once). It allows the installation of MS-DOS or FreeDOS onto a flash drive as well as the creation of Windows bootable media onto a flash drive. Various flash drive formats are also supported by this software which includes:-  FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, UDF, or ReFS filesystems.

Computation: – The software allows the computation of  MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-256 hashes of the currently selected image.

Open-Source:- The software is open-source software, which is free to modify and can be distributed and can sell the software under the General Public License. Users and developers can view the source and documentation. 

How to Download and Install Rufus USB Tool for Windows 

  • Users can download the software from its official site. Navigate the site for the download link. Click on the download link to start the download of the Windows installer of Rufus.
  • Follow the instruction to complete the installation. Click Finish to complete the installation. Double click on the exe file either on the desktop or the location where you installed the application. Now your application will run.  

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