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Rufus (Portable)

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  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/7/2016.

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

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 (http://rufus.akeo.ie/#ref1).

FAQ
Supported ISOs

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'rufus.portable'
    $url = 'http://rufus.akeo.ie/downloads/rufus-2.9p.exe'
    $checksum = 'aae8a0389f853776adb43482a6a2a12712b70917'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $installFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "rufusp.exe"
    try {
      Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName "$packageName" `
                            -FileFullPath "$installFile" `
                            -Url "$url" `
                            -Checksum "$checksum" `
                            -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
      Set-Content -Path ("$installFile.gui") `
                  -Value $null
    } catch {
      throw $_.Exception
    }

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Dependencies

This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Pete "Akeo" Batard

Copyright

Akeo Consulting

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Release Notes

https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/blob/master/ChangeLog.txt

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