Rufus 3.20 Released With Microsoft Account Bypass and More for Windows 11

A few days ago, developer Rufus released beta 3.20 with several notable changes and new features. After some testing, the stable version of Rufus 3.20 is now available for download from GitHub and the app’s official website.

Rufus 3.20 introduces new features that help users create Windows 11 installation media with less hassle. In addition to bypassing the TPM, SecureBoot, and Microsoft account requirements, version 3.20 added the ability to automatically create an account and the ability to copy regional settings from a current Windows installation.

Of course, Rufus isn’t just about creating Windows 11 installation media. You can use the app to create bootable USB drives with other operating systems, so version 3.20 brings other improvements. Here is the full changelog:

  • Enable the applicable Windows user experience settings for Windows 10.
  • Remember last Windows user interaction selection between sessions
  • Add automatic local account creation and duplicate regional settings. This is limited to creating an account with the same name as the current user and with a blank password, which the user will be prompted to change after the first reboot.
  • Add a workaround for ISOs that have a syslinux symlink to /isolinux/ (Knoppix).
  • Revert to offline inserting registry keys to bypass TPM/SB/RAM where possible.
  • Remove the storage bypass as it is a fake bypass that does nothing.
  • Improved BIOS compatibility when displaying a “UEFI Boot Only” warning message.
  • Fixed double-appearing Windows User Experience dialog for Windows To Go.
  • Fix the Windows user experience settings that don’t apply for ARM64.
  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft account bypass would not apply if TPM/SB/RAM bypass is not selected.
  • New: Excessive detection of GRUB2 bootloaders with non-standard prefixes has been fixed.

You can download Rufus 3.20 from its website or GitHub repository .

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