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Changes in Rufus 3.8

Version 3.8
  • Fix regression where some ISOs (Debian) would produce a Syslinux error when booted in BIOS mode
  • Fix a potential 0xC0030057 error when trying to create a persistent partitions on a non-FIXED drive
Version 3.7
  • Finalize persistent partition support for Debian and Ubuntu:
  • - Debian with persistence should work out of the box with any recent "Debian Live" ISO.
  • - Ubuntu with persistence should also work *IF* using a post 2019.08.01 ISO. Note that,
  • because of bug #1489855, trying to use persistence with Ubuntu ISOs that were released
  • before August 2019 will only result in rescue mode during boot - You have been warned!
  • - Other distros may work with persistence as long as they use a Debian-like or Ubuntu-like
  • method, and, in the case of Ubuntu-like, if they use casper with the #1489855 bugfix.
  • Add cheat mode (<Alt>) to switch between percent/speed/ETA on *some* operations [EXPERIMENTAL]
  • Report SuperSpeed+ devices in the log (Come on USB-IF, just add "Ludicrous Speed" already!)
  • Fix UI checkboxes (Extended label, Fixes for old BIOSes) being cleared on START
  • Fix "Can't mount GUID volume" regression when creating Windows To Go drives
  • Fix "Volume label is invalid" error with empty labels on Windows 7
  • Fix stale progress bar during standalone ext2/ext3 formatting
  • Fix an extraction failure with R-Drive Image bootable ISOs
  • Disable ISO mode for Pop_OS
  • Other cosmetic and internal improvements
Version 3.6
  • Add support for persistent partitions [EXPERIMENTAL] (Note: The above won't work with Ubuntu until Ubuntu bug #1489855 is properly fixed)
  • Add a mode to use VDS when partitioning/formatting (Alt-V) [EXPERIMENTAL]
  • Add full extraction support for efi.img (Solus)
  • Fix listing of potentially blocking processes
  • Fix NTFS not being selectable when using Grub4DOS
  • Fix download script not being launched when the user name contains a space
  • Fix translated messages potentially being truncated (e.g. Thai)
  • Fix progress bar report for screen readers (Accessibility issue)
  • Fix a regression where Windows format prompts would not be suppressed
  • Improve(?) Windows To Go support by following Microsoft's recommended partition order
  • Don't enumerate Windows Sandbox VHDs
  • Disable ISO mode when Manjaro ISOHybrids are being used
  • Update embedded GRUB to version 2.04
Version 3.5
  • Add a feature to download official retail Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 ISOs
  • (Note: 'Check for updates' must be enabled for the above to be active)
  • Add Windows To Go support for MCT generated Windows ISOs
  • Add a notice about the 'WppRecorder.sys' Microsoft bug for Windows 10 1809 ISOs
  • Add a notice about trying to format a drive larger than 2 TB in MBR mode
  • Add a notice about Legacy boot when trying to boot UEFI-only media in Legacy mode
  • Report the full PID and command line of potentially blocking processes in the log
  • Fix a potential silent abort when the drive is in use
  • Fix 'Quick Format' option always being activated
  • Fix potential change of the selected file system after an ISO has been loaded
  • Fix Win7 x64 EFI bootloader not being extracted in dual BIOS+UEFI mode (Alt-E)
Version 3.4
  • Set the default image selection directory to Downloads\ instead of My Documents\
  • Add ARM/ARM64 automatic update support
  • Improve UEFI:NTFS compatibility
  • Improve access issues by using VDS to delete all partitions
  • Update the .appx to include all architectures as well as request elevation
  • Fix broken detection of some EFI based images
  • Fix broken update check due to server switch
  • UI and accessibility fixes and improvements
Version 3.3
  • [BUGFIX RELEASE]
  • Fix a regression when processing uncompressed bootable DD images
  • Fix Windows To Go drive creation for ARM64 Windows ISOs
Version 3.2
  • Add RSA-2048 signature validation on all the server downloads
  • Add "Fast zeroing" cheat mode (courtesy of RenĂ© 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
Version 3.1
  • 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
Version 3.0
  • UI redesign to follow the flow of user operations (with thanks to Fahad Al-Riyami for the concept)
  • Drop XP and Vista platform support
  • Switch all downloads to SSL and use https://rufus.ie as the new base URL
  • Add ARM64 support for UEFI:NTFS
  • Fix delays when querying floppy drives during device enumeration
  • Improve support of efi.img files on Linux ISOs
  • Improve support for non-ISO9660 compliant openSUSE Leap ISOs
  • Improve translation support and remove manual positioning
  • Internal fixes and improvements
Version 2.18
  • Ensure that the same drive is reselected on device refresh
  • Add a cheat mode to cycle the USB port of currently selected device
  • Make lookup for updatable .cfg file more generic (e.g. ESET SysRescue)
  • Fix handling of multiextent ISOs (e.g. BlackArch Linux)
  • Fix propagation of image decompression errors
  • Update grub4dos to latest
Version 2.17
  • Add support for Debian 9 live ISOs in UEFI mode
  • Add support for Super Floppy Disk "partitioning" mode
  • Add support for more non-USB card readers
  • Strengthen download update checks, to prevent attack scenarios that leverage user unawareness
  • Fix an issue with Spanish translation prompts not displaying properly
  • Fix an issue with Windows To Go support on some non-official Windows ISOs
  • Fix an issue with log autoscrolling
  • Fix an issue when using A: or B: as drive letters