Ventoy v1.0.98 Released

Ventoy v1.0.98: A New Milestone in Bootable USB Drive Creation

Ventoy, the open-source tool that has revolutionized the creation of bootable USB drives, has released its latest version, Ventoy v1.0.98. This tool, known for its ability to boot directly from ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files without extraction, continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of bootable USB drives.

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How to get windows Ready and prevent stutter

To prevent Windows from running timed cleanup and maintenance tasks while you do something timecritical (EG Gaming), you can run this command from Run  

rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

These tasks can be short and not noticeable or long, depending on the systemstate and what maintenance jobs got registered by different software.

Rufus 4.5 BETA

Rufus released the Beta 4.5 version of the installer / live usb disk creator.
Here are the changes:

  • Add a new advanced option, that adds runtime UEFI media validation to suitable images (Windows, most Linux)
  • Move the Use Rufus MBR advanced option to a cheat mode (AltA)
  • Fix truncation of VHDX images, as well as a benign error message when writing VHD/VHDX (#2468)
  • Fix support for Linux persistence in some configurations (Mint, Ubuntu 24.04)
  • Fix multiple potential vulnerabilities (with thanks to Mansour Gashasbi)
  • Update internal GRUB to version 2.12
  • Update UEFI:NTFS to latest (now always uses the ntfs-3g driver, rather than the buggy AMI NTFS one)
  • Increase buffer size when copying ISO files, in an attempt to minimize the AMI NTFS UEFI driver bug
  • Improve partition creation handling
  • Don’t display the WUE dialog when a conflicting unattend.xml already exists (#2451)

And here the download link:  Rufus 4.5 Beta

Delphi 11 Community Edition Released / Also C++ Builder 11 Community Edition

The free Delphi 11 Community Edition and also the C++ Builder 11 Community Edition have been released.
Finally the free CE editions catched up to the most recent version.

This is great news for all the Students, small Coding shops or Freelancers from around the world. It helps to get young people to learn Delphi and grow the Delphi community a lot.

Download it now:
Delphi 11 CE
C++ Builder 11 CE

If you got Questions, there is also a FAQ for the CE editions:

Or here is the online help with classes and functions:

RadStudio 11 and Delphi 11 Beta codename Malawi

Embarcadero started the betatest of the next RadStudio 11 / Delphi 11 update patch codenamed Malawi.
If will include a lot of bugfixes and performance improvements but as it is “just” a 11.2.x update i wouldn’t expect any huge groundbreaking new features.
They might include some new functions, header files or some nice VCL or FireMonkey controls, but who knows.
Bugfixes and performance improvements are always welcome 🙂

Blog Entry for Malawi