There is a new release of Rufus with build number 3.19 Beta online and ready for download. The new build comes with some important changes, fixes, and new additions, which you can read about in the changelog down below
Rufus 3.19 Beta 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 media, needed to do a clean installation of Windows 10 or Windows 11.
One of the new features in this build is that Rufus can bypass the required Microsoft account, even when reinstalling Windows 11 Home and Pro. However, the Internet needs to be turned off temporarily while doing a local installation of Windows 11.
Also, as in the previous version of Rufus, you have an option to disable secure boot and TPM requirements.
Changelog for Rufus 3.19 Beta
Note: This is BETA software. If you think you found a problem specific to this release, please Report It Here.
- Add a new selection dialog for Windows 11 setup customization:
- Secure Boot and TPM bypass have now been moved to this dialog
- Also allows to bypass the mandatory requirement for a Microsoft account with Windows 11 22H2
(NB: Network MUST be temporarily disabled or unplugged for the local account creation to be proposed)
- Also add an option to skip all collection questions (Sets all answers to “Don’t allow”/”Refuse”)
- Also add an option for setting internal drives offline with Windows To Go
Note: These customization options are only proposed when using a Windows 11 image.
- Add support for distros using a nonstandard GRUB 2.0 prefix directory (openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
- Add the ability to ignore USBs (See here for details)
- Change drive listing to always list in increasing order of size
- Update exceptions needed by Red Hat and derivatives for the 9.x releases
- Update UEFI:NTFS drivers to latest
- Reassign a letter for drives written in DD mode that don’t have an ESP (e.g. CoreELEC)
- Fix Windows refusing to mount Linux MBR partitions on FIXED drives