Rufus 3.21 Beta is out with improved Windows support and several fixes

Taras Buria


Nov 17, 2022 1:16 PM EST

In addition to the official Media Creation Tool app that Microsoft provides for creating installation media for Windows 10 and 11, users can opt for numerous third-party tools. Rufus is one of the most popular options (as proven by the Microsoft Store App Awards 2022), and today it got an update to version 3.21 Beta. The latest release offers improved Windows support (the app is now better at detecting and reporting Windows versions) and several other improvements.

Here’s what’s new in Rufus 3.21 Beta:

  • Allow provision of any username for a local account in the Windows User Experience dialog box.
  • Improve reporting of Windows versions from ISO/.wim
  • Update UEFI:NTFS NTFS drivers to v1.4 and exFAT drivers to v1.9
  • Switch to remote download for non-default GRUB (Fedora 37, openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
  • Fix UEFI:NTFS partition not set in MBR mode for ISOs with >4GB file (UwUntu)
  • Fix GRUB support for Arch and derivatives, when non-FAT compliant label is used (#2086)
  • Fix incorrect GRUB detections with non-default prefixes
  • Fix the tab order not working in the Windows User Experience dialog box

You can download the latest Rufus Beta from the app’s repository on GitHub. Stable versions (portable and installable) are also available on the official website. If you prefer stable software, check out what’s new in Rufus 3.20. If you’re new to Rufus, check out our guide that describes how to create a bootable USB for Windows 11 with Rufus.

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