Rufus vs. Windows Creation Tool

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by SightUp, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    Is there a difference? Is there any extra files added by Rufus? Or anything left out? And the same with Windows Creation Tool?
     
  2. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Rufus works better and is overall superior in all respects. Though windows creation tool is basic and gets the job done. However, there is no GPT/MBR etc option like in Rufus.
    About Rufus, I have seen that for GPT partitions and UEFI, pen drive should be formated to FAT32.
    I am not able to make Rufus work on MBR and BIOS computers. What should be the format of pen drive (Rufus does NTFS).
     
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  3. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yep, agreed Rufus ever since long time :)
     
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  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Universal USB installer I use very handy tool where Rufus fails for me on Bios that only work with fat32 :tea:
     
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  5. kuroda

    kuroda MDL Senior Member

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    ...Media creator does not make a pendriver GPT/MBR installation like a rufus,only down the esd and make the iso....:biggrin:
     
  6. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Rufus supports UEFI with NTFS formated drives - just choose the right option (on Linux now so I can't check) but in essence it puts a hidden FAT32 partition at the beginning (for booting) that launches the ntfs3g driver for the NTFS partition (to allow files larger than 4GB) - may have to disable secureboot though.
     
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  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    FAT32 for UEFI is a thing of the past. Read the following Superfly's comment. Strange now you say not being able to make Rufus work on MBR and BIOS computers. I've always been able to...:g:

     
  8. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    I do a lot of notebook upgrades (usually MSI) & instead of trying to clone M.2 SSD's I run the MSI Burnrecovery software to make a USB recovery key (you can run it from oobe).
    The key is also NTFS & boots UEFI. Diskpart only shows 1 partition so I don't know how they do it. I only noticed when I saw 1 of the split wim was 8gb in size...
     
  9. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    EUFI recognizes setup.exe and so does not require a boot partition
     
  10. garlic

    garlic MDL Novice

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    No.

    efi\boot\bootx64.efi
    -or-
    efi\boot\bootia32.efi
    -or-
    efi\microsoft\boot\cdboot.efi