What is Rufus and what is it for

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We have a huge list of applications that we can use in Windows 10, depending on the activity we have to carry out. A name that you've probably heard on occasion is Rufus. It is an application that we can use on the computer, for a very specific activity. A very well valued and very important app according to many. Although many users do not know it.

Therefore, then we will tell you all about Rufus. So that you can know what it is, in addition to what this application is for on our Windows 10 computer. Thus, it is possible that there are users who discover that it is an app that is very useful for them.

Rufus: What is it and what is it for?


Rufus was officially launched in late 2011. The origin of it was that it was necessary to replace the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool app. It is one of the fastest and simplest alternatives when creating a bootable disk. This new app came with a more modern design, in addition to not having to be installed. Although with the passage of time functions and improvements have been added to it.

But Rufus's purpose is to be a simple app when creating a bootable USB. It is the main purpose of this app that we can use in Windows 10. We currently have two versions of it. One that runs on the computer, as well as a laptop, which we can carry at all times on USB. So it can be installed at any time.

Rufus takes care of creating bootable USB. This is something that allows us to carry out a series of tasks. How to create operating system installation media using an ISO image. In addition to mounting the operating system on a USB, so that you can even work with it on a computer that does not have it. It is also possible to record data to update the firmware or BIOS on a computer from DOS. The possibilities it gives are many.


One of the keys to Rufus, as we have already mentioned, is its ease of use. Therefore, it has in some ways fewer functions than other tools on the market. So users have to carry out some additional operations. But they have in their case a much easier app. This is especially important, because there are users for whom these types of actions are complex. But with a simple app, the process becomes somewhat more understandable. In addition, it is a very light application, since it barely takes up 1 MB of space. Therefore, we can use it on any computer without problems.

The only requirement is that it be a Windows computer. Also that you have a version of Windows 7 or later, both in its version of 32 or 64 bits. Also, some might already know it, but Rufus is an open source app. So it can be shared or modified without too much trouble. Good news for those developers who think they can do something with it.

How to get Rufus


In order to have Rufus, you just have to enter their website, which we can access in this link. On the website itself we have a lot of information about this application. So we can learn a little more about her, in addition to the many possibilities it offers us. So if there is still something that is not clear to you, you can use the web. In it we have the possibility of downloading it, in its two versions.

Once the download is executed, if you want to install it or start using it, it does not have too much complication. You just have to follow the steps that appear on the screen. Everything is very intuitive with Rufus, so that it will be very simple for you to use it. Without a doubt, an essential app for millions of users.

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