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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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GPT option is not available in Rufus

I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 via USB stick but the option of GPT partition scheme isn't there! I have only MBR option. I am using Windows XP SP3 cause it's the only one available for setup ...
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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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Can't create bootable USB drive: Rufus hangs after writing MBR

I bought a PC without optical drive and there is no option to borrow it for a short time. So I am using Rufus to create a bootable USB stick. I have a 16Gb Toshiba USB drive. Using a Rufus's built-...
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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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How to install Windows Server 2012 in UEFI on an RD 230 ThinkServer?

I'm only seeing a blinking cursor: "_" from the USB boot. How do I install Windows Server 2012 to a RD 230 ThinkServer? Rufus was used to create the USB thumb drive; GPT was selected. Because I was ...
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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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Windows XP installation from USB giving “Cannot find EULA” error

I have an old Pavilion zv5200. A few years ago, the hard drive died, and I got rid of it. I also have an external HDD. I want to install Windows XP on it using the original CD for the laptop, and run ...
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How do I create a bootable flash drive running MS-DOS 6.22?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB for MS-DOS 6.22. I can't risk using FreeDOS or any other version of DOS because I'm working with a very niche utility that has the potential to break expensive ...
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Formatting a retail Windows 10 USB key for personal use

UPDATE: It is indeed a read only flash disk. If someone knows of a way to make it write-able, I'm game to try it. Thanks all. I've come across a retail Windows 10 USB key from a friend who only ...
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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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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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Rufus rejecting HDDErase.iso

I'm not sure if this is the place to be asking this, but maybe someone here knows what's going on? I'm trying to create a bootable USB key with HDDErase.iso, obtained from http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/...
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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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What is the difference between “Rufus” and “Rufus portable”

On this site : https://rufus.akeo.ie/, there are two downloads, one labeled "Rufus 2.8" and the other labeled "Rufus 2.8 portable" I have tried both, and they do not differ in functionality as far as ...
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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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How to boot tablet from USB stick?

I have Modecom Freetab 8025 tablet with Windows, and want to reinstall the OS. I connected a USB stick using a USB - micro USB cable. When starting the tablet, I can press the ESC key on the external ...
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Rufus Damaged my USB. Windows can not detect USB

I was using Rufus (on Windows 8) to create a bootable Windows 7 USB installer but midway through I canceled it. Now my USB drive is not detected by Windows or Rufus. Is it possible to fix this? Edit:...
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creating UEFI USB Boot stick using rufus option gives errors

I am trying to install windows 7 from a USB UEFI stick that I tried to create in vain. I read other posts on creating UEFI USB Boot sticks and found Rufus the most convenient option . However , Rufus ...
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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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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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USB Format Failed

I am trying to create a Windows 7 USB boot drive out of a USB stick. It is 1TB and comes up as General UDisk USB Device in my device manager. I am using Rufus 2.10.973. Once I press start, the format ...
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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. ...
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Create bootable SD card with Rufus

When create bootable SD card with Rufus utility, should be always selected formatting card (by checking "Quick format" box), or it's possible write linux OS image (.img) without formatting SD card? ...
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Creating bootable Debian with Rufus: Unsupported image error

I want to make a bootable Debian flash drive. Seemed straightforward, something I did before with different distros and specialized tools. I grabbed the armhf image from here: https://cdimage....
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are any the bad blocks Rufus reports on USB drives actually false positives with special meaning?

I ask this because recently Rufus has been reporting most USB drives as having 256 errors. Brands that I would not expect to have high error rates: SanDisk, Lexar, etc. Or are the expected shortages ...
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Can't use/format the USB that been through Rufus and terminated in half

I'm facing an issue that is quite familiar with this one but I can't really find out a solution, I've tried diskpart and clean command and also clean and create partition primary but all can't work (...
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What version of MS-DOS does Rufus use to make bootable USBs?

Rufus allows for the creation of a bootable MS-DOS flash drive. It does this out of the box as an option without needing to specify an image or ISO. However, documentation on the tool is virtually ...
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Linux Mint will not boot up on my computer

I have a Razer Blade 2016 edition computer. I downloaded a Linux Mint ISO file, and used Rufus to make it a live file system on a USB. I load my computer's boot options by clicking F12 while the ...
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flash drive no longer works after making it Ubuntu bootable using Rufus [duplicate]

Yesterday I made my flash drive Ubuntu bootable using Rufus. The operation of making it bootable was successful but when I ejected the flash drive from that computer it stopped working. It is not ...
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Rufus nor any other software can fix my 16GB usb drive after using RUFUS

I wanted to make a bootable USB drive using Rufus. I opened the program went with all the default options and I clicked start BUT what I forgot to do is to select an iso because I thought it would ...
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Unable to create bootable USB to mount kali linux iso image?

I want to dual boot kali linux. I'm mounting kali linux.iso to create a bootable USB with the help of Rufus. Rufus shows the following errors when i start the process. It asks for download some file ...
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Replace Windows' drive format tool with Rufus

I recently came across the Super User question How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? in my endeavour to find the easiest way to write the contents of an ISO image to a flash drive. However, ...
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How to delete Rufus

I just downloaded Rufus. And no longer need it. I am looking to delete it completely off my computer. I go to controlpanel > Programs > Uninstall but it's not located in the programs menu. Any help?