Rufus: a program for creating bootable drives
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Edited news: 10-02-2021, 04:26
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The program, through its utilities, creates a bootable device from ordinary media that acts as a memory card for ISO images and the operating system.
Rufus has a few positive characteristics. The program is free and does not require unnecessary investments. It weighs little and is often updated, improving its characteristics. Installation supports many languages. Rufus runs smoothly and quickly, so it can be considered the best portable program for bootable media.
System requirements include Windows 7 and later. The application supports both 32 and 64-bit operating systems.
Using Rufus, the user will be able to work on a computer without an operating system. In addition, the program launches a low-level utility and performs BIOS firmware - for this, depending on the task, the necessary settings are selected before installing the application.
Before loading, the user must have media in which there is no important data. To download the OS on a flash drive must be from 4 GB of free memory. Otherwise, the device will be formatted, and all old data will be lost.
Since the program is free, just go to the official website and download the application from there. The user will have a choice - two options for installing the program: Rufus with the patch number and a portable version of Rufus. The first option is downloaded directly to the computer. The second option for portable drives.
Installation instructions are superfluous, since all sections in the utility are clear and do not require special settings. However, after downloading the program and adjusting the necessary fields, the user will encounter the item “Microsoft To Go”. This program allows you to use the current OS anywhere in the world on any computer by using a portable device - a flash drive or an external hard drive. Rufus will deal with it under two conditions:
The download will take time due to its heavy weight.
As a result, the user receives a bootable flash drive, configured to their wishes and without loss storing the desired ISO-image or the whole OS.