In addition to the official Media Creation Tool application that Microsoft provides for creating Windows 10 and 11 installation media, users can choose from many third-party utilities. Rufus is one of the most popular options (recognized by the Microsoft Store App Awards 2022) and has received an update to version 3.21 Beta today. The latest release has improved Windows support (the application now better detects and reports versions of Windows) and a number of other improvements.
Here’s what’s new in Rufus 3.21 beta:
- Allow giving an arbitrary username to a local account in the Windows User Experience dialog.
- Improved reporting of Windows versions from ISO/.wim
- Update UEFI drivers: NTFS ‘ NTFS to version 1.4 and exFAT drivers to version 1.9.
- Switching to non-standard GRUB remote boot (Fedora 37, openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
- Fix UEFI partition: NTFS not mounting to MBR mode for ISO with file > 4 GB (UwUntu)
- Fix for GRUB support for Arch and derivatives when a non-FAT compliant label is used (#2086).
- Fixed incorrect detection of GRUB with non-standard prefixes.
- Fix tab order not working in Windows User Experience dialog.
You can download the latest Rufus beta from the app ‘s GitHub repository . Stable versions (portable and installable) are also available on the official website .