Rufus is a pleasant addition in the world of computer applications by Akeo Consulting publishers. It provides the users with most straightforward interface and options for carrying out the task of formatting USB flash drives and creating bootable disks in the blink of the eye.
Rufus 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 has the main feature of the burning functionality and can burn all windows ISO files, such as Windows XP, 7,8 and 10. Users are also able to burn all Linux-based ISO files, and much useful boot software in ISO format, such as the Hirens Boot CD. Rufus can handle both UEFI and Legacy bios modes, making it useful in any BIOS version for a wide range of computers. In partitioning, Rufus can use GPT or MBR partitions well, depending on a user’s preference.
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.
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 more comfortable 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 format. The creation of bootable disk and creating extended label and icon files.
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 into many languages to help its users.