Rufus 3.18 Final is online and ready for download. The new build comes with some important fixes and new additions, which you can read about in the changelog down below.
Rufus is a small and free program, you can use to easily create a bootable USB Pen Drive. With this tiny program, you can make a bootable install medium, needed to clean-install your new Windows 10 or Windows 11.
Rufus comes with a nice feature, it disables TPM/Secure Boot/RAM requirements while making a new Windows 11 installation ISO-File if you choose to do so.
Changelog for Rufus 3.18 Final
- Fix DLL sideloading vulnerabilities (#1838, #1877)
- Fix ISO → ESP creation when running on Windows 11 (#1855)
- Fix an issue when detecting network connectivity when the DHCP service is disabled (#1801)
- Update FreeDOS to version 1.3
- Add bypass of Windows 11 restrictions for in-place upgrades
- Add Miracle Linux 8 to the list of Red Hat exceptions (#1866)
- Other internal fixes and improvements
Rufus 3.18 Final is for use on
Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit doesn’t matter. Once downloaded, the application is ready to use.
Rufus 3.18 Final can be especially useful for cases where
- You need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
- You need to work on a system that doesn’t have an OS installed
- You need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
- You want to run a low-level utility