Rufus Overview

Today, technological advancement has really helped us improve the way people used to do things. From bulky computers and complicated methods of doing things, gone are the days where we call that genius guy who is commonly known as the computer technician (talking the old fashioned way) whereas to now, everybody can be that genius guy with the help of the internet. Rufus is one of those software that allows us to do things by ourselves. Now, we can “create bootable USB drives the easy way” as they have been telling us on their website. Another open-source application is here to save the day, and this utility is very useful for everyone.

Software Requirements

But before we jump into the download and installation of the Rufus software. It is always best to know first the software requirements. Why? This way, you can check if your system can actually make use of the Rufus software. When you are sure, that is the only time you download instead of spending your time and effort only to waste it when your system is not compatible or did not meet the system requirements to be able to use the software.

Rufus can be used on Windows 7 or later versions, regardless if it is a 32 bit or a 64 bit. So, what is your operating system? Did you pass the system requirements check?

How to Install Rufus

Now that you have checked the system requirements and you have made sure that your system is compatible or does meet the needs, go ahead and download the Rufus software from their website (here is the link: It is always best to download the latest version so keep an eye on the link that you will be clicking on. As of the moment, the latest version is Rufus 3.8 with a file size of 1.1 MB.

With a small file size, the download time should just be a matter of seconds. And ironic as it may sound, we are talking about “How to install Rufus” but actually there is no need for you to install the Rufus software.

What you have to do next is open the downloaded file, then right-click, and click on the “run as administrator”. A pop-up window will appear asking you: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” just ignore this and click on “Yes”.

Installation Process

The installation process is pretty basic without having to install it (if that even makes sense!). But worry not, because Rufus can surely provide everything that you need.


If you are ever wondering about how Rufus can be of use to you, here are some examples:

  1. If you ever need to create a bootable USB flash drive then use Rufus.
  2. If you ever need to install an operating system because you do not have one, then feel free to use Rufus.
  3. And there is actually more for you to discover!


What to love about Rufus is that it has a small file size. Maybe it is a huge factor that we do not have to install it but that is way better than overworking your computer with unnecessary file loads! But despite the small size, Rufus is definitely fast! They claim to be as about twice as fast as Win32 Disk Imager, Universal USB Installer or Windows 7 USB download tool which is great!