3.18 If you need to create a bootable USB to be able to start your computer in DOS due to any reason, Rufus USB is one of the fastest and easiest-to-use tools
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Whether to work on a computer that doesn't have a default operating system installed, to flash the BIOS, or to run a program at a low level, it's always handy to have a bootable USB with which we can start to work straight on DOS. And for such purpose, nothing better than Rufus USB.

Boot your computer in DOS in the easiest of manners.

It's one of the best tools to create bootable USBs, much faster than well-known alternatives like Universal USB Installer or UNetbootin, and with a wide range of options to customize our USB stick. And all the latter, without having to carry out any installs.

How to create a bootable USB with Rufus

Creating a self-bootable USB stick is as easy as following these steps:

  1. Insert your memory stick in the USB port of your Windows computer.
  2. Choose the type of partition and the target system: MBR, GPT, BIOS, UEFI, etc.
  3. Choose a file system: FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, UDF…
  4. Establish the cluster size: 2048 bytes, 4096 bytes, 8192 bytes, etc.
  5. Configure the formatting options and click on the Start button.

Thus, in just a few seconds we'll have our bootable USB created thanks to Rufus USB.

What's new in the latest version

  • Bug fixes.
  • Updates FreeDOS to version 1.3.
  • Adds a bypass to avoid restrictions in Windows 11 updates.
  • Adds Miracle Linux 8 to the list of Red Hat exceptions.
Pete Batard
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