Rufus, the popular bootable media creation app, has received another update with useful changes. The new version of Rufus 3.20 Beta introduced the ability to create a local account and copy the regional settings from the current Windows installation.
There are, however, some restrictions – you can only create an offline account with the same name as the current user and with a blank password. After the first reboot of Windows, it will be possible to change the password to the desired one.
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Here is the rest of the changelog containing other bugfixes and improvements:
- Enable applicable Windows User Experience options for Windows 10
- Make Windows User Experience options persist between sessions
- Add automatic local account creation and regional options duplication. 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.
You can download Rufus 3.20 BETA from its repository on GitHub. The stable release is available on the official website.