The Reliable USB Formatting Utility

It 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 Despite its small size, Rufus provides everything you need! Oh, and Rufus is **fast**. For instance it's about twice as fast as UNetbootin,
Universal USB Installer
or Windows 7 USB download tool,
on the creation of a Windows 7 USB installation drive from an ISO. It is also marginally faster on the creation of Linux bootable USB from ISOs. (1 A non exhau

Rufus alternatives

  • UNetbootin

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    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Etcher

  • Etcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fa...

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  • YUMI

  • YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multi...

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    platform: Windows
  • Universal USB Installer

  • Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Driv...

    tags: Portable create-bootable-usb linux-on-usb linux-operating-systems live-cd
    platform: Windows
  • LinuxLive USB Creator

  • LiLi USB Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable Live USB key with a Linux on it.

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    platform: Windows
  • UltraISO

  • CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images - and UltraISO also handles...

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    platform: Windows
  • dd

  • dd, that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data.

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    platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD
  • MultiBootUSB

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  • Easy2Boot

  • You can prepare an Easy2Boot USB drive using Windows or linux.Then add all your payload files (.iso, .img, .ima, etc.) to one of the folders on you...

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    platform: Windows Linux
  • WinToFlash

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    platform: Windows Bundleware
  • BurnAware

  • BurnAware is a family of full-featured burning software to create CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs of all types. Home users can easily burn bootable discs...

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    platform: Windows Bundleware
  • WinSetupFromUSB

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    platform: Windows

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    platform: Windows Linux
  • MultiSystem

  • Multisystem is an awesome tool created by, that works similar to our Windows based MultiBootISOs USB creator, but was created for use ...

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    platform: Linux
  • LiveUSB Install

  • LiveUSB Install is a free software for GNU/Linux and Windows.

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    platform: Windows Linux