Rufus 4.0 Release: Effortlessly Create Bootable USB Sticks

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If you’re browsing the web in search of a cool solution for creating a bootable USB key to launch a recovery environment or to test Windows 11 on a virtual machine, I have good news for you.

Pete Batard has just released a major update to his well-known tool Rufus. It is an essential software when you want to bypass the hardware requirements dictated by Microsoft for installing Windows 11.

The latest version of Rufus, stamped 4.0, has been generating a lot of buzz, but it doesn’t come with any major new features. The most significant change is that Rufus 4 no longer supports Windows 7 and requires Windows 8, 8.1, 10, or even Windows 11.

In addition, the application is now primarily distributed in a 64-bit version, which may seem like a trivial change, but it offers a glimpse into the future. However, to ensure that no one is left behind in the race towards digital advancement, the x86 and ARM versions are still available for those who need them (just kidding ^^).

For those who have used previous versions of Rufus, there is a small caveat. Pete Batard has stated that Rufus v3 did not update correctly, which is why he decided to jump straight to version 4.0 to encourage people to re-download the application. Of course, a plethora of bugs of all types have been fixed.

If you like Rufus, I also recommend checking out another great software for creating bootable USB keys called Ventoy.

To download Rufus v4 for Windows, it’s directly on the official website or on GitHub . Because, yes, it’s under a free license!

Mohamed SAKHRI

my name is Mohamed SAKHRI, and I am the creator and editor-in-chief of Easy Tech Tutorials. As a passionate technology enthusiast, I have been blogging for some time now, providing practical and helpful guides for various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and macOS, as well as Android tips and tricks. Additionally, I also write about WordPress. I am currently 35 years old.

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