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    #2455821

    Rufus 3.19 BETA

    Add a new selection dialog for Windows 11 setup customization:

    Secure Boot and TPM bypass have now been moved to this dialog

    Also allows to bypass the mandatory requirement for a Microsoft account with Windows 11 22H2
    (NB: Network MUST be temporarily disabled or unplugged for the local account creation to be proposed)

    Also add an option to skip all collection questions (Sets all answers to “Don’t allow”/”Refuse”)

    Also add an option for setting internal drives offline with Windows To Go

    Note: These customization options are only proposed when using a Windows 11 image

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    • #2456769

      I haven’t paid attention, does Rufus allow bypassing the Microsoft account setup?

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2456823

      I haven’t paid attention, does Rufus allow bypassing the Microsoft account setup?

      Yes.

    • #2457677

      I just had a chance to try this out for a new install of Windows 11 22H2, on a VM with networking disabled during setup, and am happy to report the bypass to allow creating a local account worked perfectly.

      ~ Group "Weekend" ~

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    • #2457814

      Rufus 3.19 final

      Version 3.19 (2022.07.01)
      Add a new selection dialog for Windows 11 setup customization:

      Secure Boot and TPM bypass have now been moved to this dialog

      Also allows to bypass the mandatory requirement for a Microsoft account on Windows 11 22H2
      (NB: Network MUST be temporarily disabled for the local account creation to be proposed)

      Also add an option to skip all collection questions (Sets all answers to “Don’t allow”)

      Also add an option for setting internal drives offline for Windows To Go

      Note: These customization options are only proposed when using a Windows 11 image.

      Add support for distros using a nonstandard GRUB 2.0 prefix directory (openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)

      Add the ability to ignore USBs (See here)

      Change drive listing to always list in increasing order of size

      Update exceptions needed by Red Hat and derivatives for the 9.x releases
      Update UEFI:NTFS drivers to latest

      Reassign a letter for drives written in DD mode that don’t have an ESP (e.g. CoreELEC)

      Fix Windows refusing to mount Linux MBR partitions on FIXED drives

      Fix support for multiextent files when Joliet is in use..

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        • #2458161

          Why is there a “portable” version of Rufus

          The “normal” version doesn’t use an installer, it’s a stand-alone program that runs just fine from a USB drive.

        • #2458177

          Alex, I very much appreciate your announcements, especially those for the portable versions!

          * _ the metaverse is poisonous _ *
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    • #2458171

      Why is there a “portable” version of Rufus

      Because Alex is obsessed with portable apps so he always tells us about the latest. 🙂

      cheers, Paul

      • #2458257

        Alex, as a rule, doesn’t install software on a Windows OS that can’t support install, uninstall.. properly.
        Alex always prefer Portable apps were possible.

        • #2458410

          That’s exactly why I asked the question.

          The “normal” version of Rufus does not use an installer.

          Just like portable versions of other programs, its a “standalone” program that can be run from anywhere and you can “uninstall” it by simply deleting it!

          So what’s the point of a special “portable” version of it

          • #2458411

            So what’s the point of a “portable” version of it scratch

            So that PortableApps.com can boost their download count?

            Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1194 + Microsoft 365/Edge

            • #2458482

              So that PortableApps.com can centrally manage your portable apps updates…

    • #2460055

      The now useless rufus will not burn a bios image anymore thanks for nothing rufus. All I get is uefi for a burn type. Anything better out there?

      • #2460061

        Just like Windows, the GPT partition scheme only supports a UEFI burn type.

        To get the old BIOS burn type, change the Partition scheme to MBR.

        Rufus 3.19.1911

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        • #2465257

          That was a source of confusion for a long time, as the tool allowed an invalid combination by accident that would not work . . .  Glad they fixed it finally!

          ~ Group "Weekend" ~

    • #2467375

      a Rufus 3.20 beta is available from their github page – (use this one at your own risk because it’s a BETA, not stable/final release)

    • #2467586

      Rufus 3.20 FINAL is available over on the Official website:
      https://rufus.ie/en/

      Changelog:
      Version 3.20 (2022.08.03)

      Enable applicable Windows User Experience options for Windows 10
      Remember last Windows User Experience selection between sessions
      Add automatic local account creation and regional options duplication
      (NB: This is limited to creating an account with the same name as the current user and with an empty password that the user will be prompted to change after first reboot)
      Add a workaround for ISOs that have a syslinux symbolic link to /isolinux/ (Knoppix)
      Revert to offline insertion of registry keys for the TPM/SB/RAM bypass where possible
      Remove storage bypass, since this is a bogus bypass that doesn’t do anything
      Improve BIOS compatibility when displaying the “UEFI boot only” alert message
      Fix Windows User Experience dialog appearing twice for Windows To Go
      Fix Windows User Experience options not being applied for ARM64
      Fix Microsoft Account bypass not being applied unless TPM/SB/RAM bypass is selected
      Fix overeager detection of GRUB2 bootloaders with nonstandard prefixes

      WaaS = Windows as a Syphon...suckers!

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    • #2501952

      https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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

      https://www.neowin.net/software/rufus-3211949/

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    • #2502199

      I was reading the new posts about the site, and a suggestion to “drop by” which shows all of the sections, read a bit on fun stuff, but then went back to TOOLS and noticed Rufus. I have been running 3.3.1400 portable for years. Actually for a while, I didn’t realize that there were updates, but then I heard about updates and problems at the same time so just left it. It works for just about everything. I wonder if I’m about to be struck by lightening because it’s so old? 😉

      (P15s, win10 22H2, current minus a month, WuMgr)

      - Thinkpad P15s Gen1 20T4-002KUS, i7-10510U, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 500GB M.2.
      others...
      - Win 10 22H2. WuMgr. HP laserjets M254dw & P1606dn, Epson 2480 scanner.

    • #2502278

      It works for just about everything

      The new builds of Rufus let you create local account vs mandatory Microsoft account when installing Windows 11.
      The app also let you bypass Microsoft’s hardware blocks installing Widows 11.

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    • #2516563

      Rufus updating Fido script fixed Microsoft blocking ISO downloads

      Improve error handling and reporting when querying vlscppe.microsoft.com

      Rufus will automatically update the built-in Fido script.

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