Questions tagged [rufus]

For questions about using the Rufus Windows application that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives of Windows and many Linux distributions.

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Less than 2GB OS ISOs not fitting on 2GB USB drives

This is something that has happened to me more than a few times and I finally decided to ask, as I cannot find any information on it. I was downloading two different Linux distros, each were ~1.8GB ....
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Create a bootable USB drive without using the entire drive

I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive using Rufus. My USB drive is a 64GB Sandisk that has around 40GB of files that I cannot transfer elsewhere. Can I somehow create a bootable USB using only the ...
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USB Key broken after using Rufus to install an image [duplicate]

I've tried to install an image on my USB key(16 GB capacity) with rufus. The image wasn't working, and I wanted to format my key. Unfortunately, it wasn't detected by Windows... Then I tried diskpart :...
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Windows 7 bootable USB - failure during unziping of ISO

I am trying to make a bootable flash USB medium. I have tried all versions of Windows 7 bootable ISO files. Every one of them crashes at some point during creation of the bootable disk. I have tried ...
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Rufus recovery USB not seen on UEFI boot

This morning my PC gave me the error “ there is an invalid object in the boot configuration data”. It won’t even let me enter bios. So I got my trusty Rufus backup usb, started the pc and got the ...
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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive from a floppy disk image, and still make use of the full 32 GB?

When I format the flash drive with a image of MS-DOS and Windows 1.01, which is 1.44 MB, in Rufus 2.18 portable, the USB drive shows as 1.44 MB to match the floppy disk image. I am planning to add ...
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Windows XP Pro x64 will not complete installation via USB (can't find NT5INF.CAT)

I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro 64-bit to and older HP desktop where oddly, the AMD CPU isn't supported by Windows 7 x64 (and apparently, later versions of Windows Vista). I was using the Rufus ...
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Can Rufus destroy a USB flash drive so quickly?

I bought a USB flash drive a couple of weeks ago. Today when I tried to write with Rufus the USB drive it errored out saying there was a hardware failure and when I tried again it said the disk was ...
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How do I revert the image burning done on my pendrive using Rufus?

Recently, I burned an image of chromium OS into my 32 GB SanDisk pen drive. Now, I am unable to find my pen drive or any of its details in the file manager. I am on Windows 8.1, and wish to revert my ...
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Rufus rendered USB inoperable?

I just used Rufus 3.13.1730(Portable) to make a Windows 10 bootable USB for my secondary machine. I unfortunately didn't realize I had selected the wrong format (I think UEFI is the acronym?). When ...
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USB flash drive not functioning after attempt to create Ubuntu boot with Rufus

I got some errors while attempting to use Rufus from Windows 10 to set up a flash drive to boot Ubuntu. Foolishly, I did not write them down. This flash drive is, for what it's worth, new; I got this ...
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Error when trying to run a solo boot of kali linux

So I'm using a bootable USB through Rufus and all goes well until I get to the partitioning of the disk for the installation The following occurs :
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Blinking cursor/underscore on older computer when booting off Windows Installation USB Key prepared with the Windows Media Creation Tool

In attempting to install Windows 10 on a newly-installed SSD in an HP Pavilion DV9000 laptop, I created a Windows Installation USB Key using Ventoy and the Media Creation Tool. While I'm able to boot ...
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USB stick in MBR mode

Ok so i tried using my USB stick to install windows 10 using Rufus. Selected the ISO file and then START, waited for a couple of minutes and "Failed, the file is being used" (or something ...
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Partitioning nightmare with USB Windows installation

Finally able to boot from external USB using Rufus but only after I had formatted it using MBR-NFTS. However, now when I boot the .iso from my usb and try to install Windows I get an error saying &...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 USB created with Rufus

I've read this post I'm unable to boot my Windows 10 installer USB in UEFI mode? The Windows 10 .iso file was obtained via the Windows MediaCreationTool and selecting the ISO file option. These ...
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I think I might have bricked my USB using Rufus

Less than 3 months ago, I bought a 64 GB USB 3.1 drive made by Samsung for the sole purpose of either creating a Windows 10 to Go drive or running a portable Arch Linux (or other Linux distro) drive. ...
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Rufus accidently used on a hard disk, now a whole raid box has been wiped

This is possibly a question for Akeo, the author of Rufus. My problem is that I was using Rufus to format a USB drive, and I did something wrong. Now a whole ICY BOX RAID box (configured as RAID 5 ...
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Creating bootable usb of windows

I've been trying to create a bootable usb of windows 7 setup to do a clean installation on my laptop.I have a 32 GB Sandisk USB (3.0) and my hard drive is GPT. At first, I used Rufus in MBR partition ...
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Rufus V 3 and Kaspersky Bootable USB Flash Drive

I was using the latest Rufus - Version 3.11.1678, and Kaspersky - Rescue Disk 2018 - Build 2020.07.05 - Version 18.0.11.0 to create a Bootable Flash Drive. It has happened twice already that an un-...
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Black screen with colored dots when trying to boot from USB using rufus GPT partition on my laptop eMMC

as I mentioned in the title, I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my DELL Inspirion 14 which only has a 32Gb eMMC (no HDD). I have been reading a lot of articles saying that I should run rufus with ...
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windows 10 install usb stick that runs on Uefi and Bios systems

I know how to create a usb install stick with Rufus that works on either Uefi/GPT or on Bios/MFT Systems. But is there any way to create a Stick that supports both flavors at the same time?
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USB totally damaged after used with Rufus

Attempted to create a FreeDOS bootable drive with Rufus. The process failed and the drive was damaged. Software: Rufus 3.8p System: Windows 10 Enterprise 1709 x64 A lot of times when a similar ...
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How can I create a multiboot USB drive? i.e. one USB stick that can be booted to Windows, Linux, diagnostic tools, etc

I'm aware this can't be done with Rufus, and I've tried YUMI to no avail. I use several diagnostic tools on a regular basis (Hiren's Windows Boot CD, Lenovo utilities and a lightweight Linux OS) and ...
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Rufus 3.8 creating windows 7 iso [closed]

I am using rufus 3.8.1580 to create a windows 7 64 bit iso on a 16 gb flash drive. Do I go with the automatically selected options of rufus got and uefi (non csm) ETFs file type. Or do I change it to ...
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How to use rufus to create bootable usb(Sony 16GB) for WIndows 10 iso file(Win10_1909_English_x64.iso of 5.04GB size)?

Downloaded file Win10_1909_English_x64.iso Size of downloaded file - 5.04GB USB - Sony 16GB USB 2.0 (14.4GB available space) Downloaded Rufus 3.8.1580 Using diskpart and typing list disk shows there ...
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How do I disable the “You need to format drive Z” popup on Windows 7?

I'm trying to use Rufus to create a bootable Windows 10 USB but every time it deletes the partitions Windows will popup with the You need to format drive Z:. This causes Rufus to fail as another ...
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USB 3 stick very slow after creating a bootable usb with Rufus

I created a bootable windows 10 usb with Rufus and when I didn't need windows on the usb anymore I reformated it back to defaults so I can use it as a normal usb like before, but now when copying ...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 installer in Legacy Mode

I've looked at countless questions and forums posts to no avail. I recently rebuilt my PC (new case and cooling), and in the process I formatted both SSDs in it through GParted Live to "msdos" (which ...
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Create bootable usb with rufus on a pc with Bitlocker enabled

I want to create a w10 bootable usb from a pc with bitlocker enabled. Everytime I plug an usb drive pc asks me if I want to encrypt the drive etc. When I have tried to create a bootable I receive the ...
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cancel disk while extracting in rufus

recently i want to make a bootable disk for my flashdisk. I've done this ton of times, but today while doing so my flashdisk is ejecting by it self. Rufus is stuck at extracting so i cancel the ...
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Do software for creating Live Medias work whatever the CPU architecture of the target is?

So say with a software, you're flashing an image of Linux distro in a certain CPU architecture (say x86-32) to a USB drive & it's been know to work quite well. Then with the image of the same ...
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Getting Rufus to output to a disk image file

Basically, I require different Live USBs for different needs. I have a single USB drive & when I need to switch to another distro/OS, I simply flash this USB drive with the right boot attributes, ...
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Rufus crashes after deleting partitions when creating ubuntu boot disk

I have followed the guide from the Ubuntu website on creating a bootable USB from a Windows machine https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-windows#5 . Whenever i click ...
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Rufus gets interrupted by explorer.exe almost every time

Recently I've got a problem with making bootable USB sticks. When i want to write some OS (Windows or CentOS) image on USB stick with Rufus sometimes i get this kind of error: Chosen device is ...
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How to check whether the bootable one is MBR or GPT in the PenDrive?

I burned an ISO a long time back in a Pen Drive. How to check whether the burned one in the Pen Drive is MBR or GPT ? Is it possible to tell the partition scheme by the folder structure ? What ...
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Rufus dd mode partitioning issues

I'm trying to use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive to install Manjaro. I set it to dd mode like Manjaro's site says to do, but Rufus seems to be partitioning my drive incorrectly. I've tried a ...
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Rufus says that device is in use by Windows but it isn't listed in any Windows utilities

So, I was creating a bootable drive of Windows 10 using Rufus when I got some error like "Device is being used by windows blah blah blah" and the process failed. The device was not listed in ...
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Rufus Damaged my Pendrive

I was using Rufus (on Windows 10, Laptop) to create a bootable Windows 7 USB installer. Then bootable process has been completed successfully. But when I tried to boot it on another PC (Desktop) it ...
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How to update an ISO installed with Rufus?

I've installed an Ubuntu 17.04 ISO on my external hard drive with Rufus to make it bootable. After that, I've saved some data (pictures for example) on my drive as well. Now, can I override that ...
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Bootable External Hard Drive Windows 10 while have Files

It is possible my external hard drive to become bootable windows 10 while it have files like videos, music, document?
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Why does Rufus call a .vhd file a DD Image?

I've noticed that the latest version of Rufus comes with a potentially useful extra option: Create a disk image of the selected device. However, in the resulting dialogue I get this: Rufus seems to ...
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How do I disable Rufus' automatic partitioning of unallocated space?

I have a 64 GiB USB thumb drive I wish to partition into 4 GiB Linux distro + 60 GiB unallocated space. However, Rufus merges these two partitions when I try to create the bootable Linux distro on ...
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Rufus can't see my Kali .ISO

I have an Iso file on my desktop. I go to select this in Rufus to make a bootable drive and it doesn't see it's existence. It saw this very iso when it was in my D USB drive but I had to move it ...
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USB unresponsive after RUFUS failed to copy ISO

While trying to use RUFUS to install an UBUNTO ISO to my flash, and after 20 minutes, Rufus crashed. And now my USB is not detectable by windows 10, or any other device I put it in. I have tried ...
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Blank screen with blinking cursor while trying live usb install of Win 10

I had my laptop running on Windows 10 set for update and restart. While updating the system crashed and the blue screen waiting for restart came. When restarted the system goes to Windows automatic ...
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Alternative to Rufus for Windows Vista [closed]

Are there any alternative to Rufus which would work on Windows Vista? I need to make a Windows 8.1 bootable UEFI USB and a Windows 10 bootable UEFI USB. Thanks!
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Make Rufus show internal hard drives

I wanted to install Windows on my other hard drive with Rufus by using Windows10 ISO and without using any external USB/CD/DVD. So I plugged in the other drive to my motherboard and I can see the ...
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Windows 10 Won't recognise My bootable USB

I recently created a bootable flash drive with Rufus to install Win 7 on a separate computer. It worked perfectly. However, when I put the same drive back into my laptop with Win 10 the system won't ...
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Read-only USB flash drive [duplicate]

Today i installed ISO on my USB through Rufus. At the end of unpacking progress it gave me a crash and now my USB is in read-only mode. I tried all ways on Windows and even something on live Ubuntu. ...