Rufus is a free, open source software which allows you to create bootable USB drives from ISO images. Free download Rufus for Windows 10/8/7 from here.

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DeveloperPete Batard
Initial Release 2011
Supported PlatformsMicrosoft Windows

Rufus is an abbreviated form of Reliable USB formatting Utility. Rufus is light weight, easy to use and upto 25% faster than other tools. Following are supported iSO formats.

Linux Mint, Arch Linux, Archbang, NT Password Registry Editor, OpenSUSE,  BartPE/pebuilder, CentOS, Ubuntu, Damn Small Linux, Ultimate Boot CD, Fedora, FreeDOS, Gentoo, gNewSense, Hiren’s Boot CD, LiveXP, Knoppix, Kubuntu, Parted Magic, Slackware, Tails, Trinity Rescue Kit,  Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. 

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Rufus app has been created to help you in the below cases –

  • When you want to create bootable USB flash drives from ISOs for different platforms.
  •  If your system does not have pre-installed operating system.
  • If you want to flash BIOS on DOS or any other firmware.
  •  If you want to run low level utility on your system.