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  1. Wynona's Avatar
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       20 Aug 2018 #340

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I might install Linux on it later.

    Yup! I've used Rufus to create bootable Linux SD cards.
    Hmmmm, wonder if that would work with Rufus and the ISO for Windows 10?

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I have no bucks to buy one.
    Yeh, that's gonna be my condition what with all the medical bills for Hubby. Good thing I have what I need now . . .

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I have two bootable USB drives containing personal files.
    So, you're using the USB drives kind of like I use my External drives.
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  2.    20 Aug 2018 #341

    Wynona said: View Post
    So, you're using the USB drives kind of like I use my External drives.
    My USB hard drive is also bootable. It has Linux Mint, via which I can access the Internet.

    Wynona said: View Post
    Yeh, that's gonna be my condition what with all the medical bills for Hubby. Good thing I have what I need now . . .
    Due to my poor English comprehesion, I don't know what you meant.
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  3.    08 Sep 2018 #342

    @Brink -- I have a quick off topic question....

    Not to resurrect a thread from the past...But if one wanted to create a Win7 ISO that was both UEFI + BIOS bootable, can we follow the step 11 of this thread you created but still have no issue installing Windows 7 on a PC with a BIOS firmware?

    Meaning, does creating the bootx64.efi file prevent the install from working on a Win7 BIOS setup?

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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
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       08 Sep 2018 #343

    I almost forgot:

    New RUFUS beta: 2018-09-04 12:35 1.0M Rufus 3.2 BETA (PLEASE REPORT ANY ISSUE AND REMEMBER: THIS IS NOT A RELEASE)
    Version 3.2 (2018.09.??)
    Add RSA-2048 signature validation on all the server downloads
    Add "Fast zeroing" cheat mode (courtesy of René van der Zee)
    Add support for XP/Server 2003 x64 ISOs (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
    Improve ISO extraction performance by preallocating files (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
    Improve bad blocks check algorithm (from suggestions by AL.Skywalker)
    Fix progress not being displayed for Sylinux or GRUB downloads
    Fix application close when cancelling an image scan

    Stable version: RUFUS 3.1 Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

    Version 3.1 (2018.06.19)
    Fix extraction of ISO content for GRUB based ISOs (Manjaro, Kaspersky, etc.)
    Fix text being truncated on some dialogs (mostly Russian and Thai)
    Add detection & warning about the 'Controlled Folder Access' Windows 10 feature
    Improve retry attempts for transient errors
    Increase size of the ESP to 300MB, for Windows To Go drives partitioned as GPT
    Update GRUB 2.0 and Grub4DOS to latest
    Update libcdio to latest
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       08 Sep 2018 #344

    KabyBlue said: View Post
    @Brink -- I have a quick off topic question....

    Not to resurrect a thread from the past...But if one wanted to create a Win7 ISO that was both UEFI + BIOS bootable, can we follow the step 11 of this thread you created but still have no issue installing Windows 7 on a PC with a BIOS firmware?

    Meaning, does creating the bootx64.efi file prevent the install from working on a Win7 BIOS setup?

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    Hello @KabyBlue,

    You should be able to install Windows 7 with or without UEFI using the USB from that method.
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  6.    08 Sep 2018 #345

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @KabyBlue,

    You should be able to install Windows 7 with or without UEFI using the USB from that method.
    Thnx for the clarification!
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  7.    09 Sep 2018 #346

    It damaged my USB drive


    The CDROM worked but then I tried the bootable USB drive and it damaged it. I lost all the information and I couldn't even format it. I had to buy another drive!
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       09 Sep 2018 #347

    Mountain Mike said: View Post
    The CDROM worked but then I tried the bootable USB drive and it damaged it. I lost all the information and I couldn't even format it. I had to buy another drive!
    Hello Mike,

    I'm not sure what you are referring to from the tutorial. Could you provide more details?
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  9.    18 Sep 2018 #348

    Thanks for posting this... It was quite helpful
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
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       18 Sep 2018 #349

    RUFUS 3.3 is current stable, but here is the changelog for 3.2(I missed this one) and 3.3:

    Version 3.3 (2018.09.17) [BUGFIX RELEASE]
    Fix a regression when processing uncompressed bootable DD images
    Fix Windows To Go drive creation for ARM64 Windows ISOs

    Version 3.2 (2018.09.11)
    Add RSA-2048 signature validation on all the server downloads
    Add "Fast zeroing" cheat mode (courtesy of René van der Zee)
    Add support for XP/Server 2003 x64 ISOs (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
    Improve ISO extraction performance by preallocating files (courtesy of Mattiwatti)
    Improve bad blocks check algorithm (from suggestions by AL.Skywalker)

    Fix progress not being displayed for Sylinux or GRUB downloads
    Fix unwanted application close when cancelling an image scan
    Fix an issue where FAT32 could still be selected for ISOs containing a >4GB file
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