Rufus 3.21 Beta Online

Rufus 3.21 Beta Online
Rufus 3.21 Beta Online

There is a new release of Rufus with build number 3.21 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 3.21 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.

Changelog for Rufus 3.21 Beta

  • Allow the provision of an arbitrary local account username in the Windows User Experience dialog
  • Improve Windows version reporting from ISO/.wim
  • Update UEFI:NTFS‘ NTFS drivers to v1.4 and exFAT drivers to v1.9
  • Switch to remote download for nonstandard GRUB (Fedora 37, openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
  • Fix UEFI:NTFS partition not being set in MBR mode for ISOs with a >4GB file (UwUntu)
  • Fix GRUB support for Arch and derivatives, when a non FAT compliant label is used (#2086)
  • Fix incorrect detection of GRUB with nonstandard prefixes
  • Fix tab order not working on the Windows User Experience dialog

Features

  • Format USB, flash card and virtual drives to FAT/FAT32/NTFS/UDF/exFAT/ReFS/ext2/ext3
  • Create DOS bootable USB drives, using FreeDOS or MS-DOS (Windows 8.1 or earlier)
  • Create BIOS or UEFI bootable drives, including UEFI bootable NTFS
  • Create bootable drives from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, etc.)
  • Create bootable drives from bootable disk images, including compressed ones
  • Create Windows 11 installation drives for PCs that don’t have TPM or Secure Boot
  • Create Windows To Go drives
  • Create persistent Linux partitions
  • Create VHD/DD images of a drive
  • Compute MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256 and SHA-512 checksums of the selected image
  • Improve Windows installation experience by automatically setting up OOBE parameters (local account, privacy options, etc.)
  • Perform bad blocks checks, including detection of “fake” flash drives
  • Download official Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11 retail ISOs
  • Download UEFI Shell ISOs
  • Modern and familiar UI, with 38 languages natively supported
  • Small footprint. No installation required.
  • Portable. Secure Boot compatible.
  • 100% Free Software (GPL v3)

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Download: Rufus Final 3.21