Yes it does. One thing I didn't mention is that v1.2.0 nows also uses the Rufus "prompting" MBR on Win7 and Win8 ISOs, so that one can go through a full unattended install of Windows without having to remove the stick.
There is no mention of this to a user as an option. So the majority that would need or use it will know it exists.
That's intentional. If I saw it as a standard option that anyone should be able to access, I would have added it into the advanced panel.
The way you should see cheat modes is pretty much as an internal troubleshooting feature, so that if someone comes to me with a specific issue, I can guide them to try a couple extra things to either assist with the resolution. In this case, my rationale is that, if there's a problem with the bad blocks check test, Alt-K can be used to remove the extra data written by the fake detection check and help remove part of the equation.
In other words, you should only consider the cheat modes as internal private
addons for troubleshooting, rather than options aimed at general consumption. The fact that I qualify them as "cheat modes" should really alert you to the fact that these are intended to be internal, with no obligation whatsoever from the developer of the application to either support ot publicize them, as regular cheat modes features are. They are not part of the public UI.
Now, because I consider reboot.pro to be an advanced users forum, I will mention them here. The reason is that there seems to be a few people wanting to get as much as they can from Rufus (or at least interested enough in the app, which is always appreciated
). It may also help me see whether there is a scenario where something that was intended as a cheat mode is demonstrated to have more use than anticipated, that may warrant its bumping into the interface as a main feature.
But t the moment, I stronglly doubt that Alt-K or the other options will serve any purpose for anybody. Alt-F, that enables the listing of non removable is slightly different - in this case, I am well aware there is some demand for it, but I made the decision of hiding it because I find it too dangerous and likely to cause angry support requests from users, who end up inadvertently formatting a fixed drives instead of an USB stick.
Tried the Windows 8 Release Preview Windows8-ReleasePreview-32bit-English.iso on a 4gb usb stick
I tried it too and the installation was OK on my end. If anyone seems to experience an issue that they think is linked to Rufus with it, please let me know.