Posted byesther harwantion
Thursday, November 22, 2012at9:55 AM
In the following article we will see how to create a bootable USB stick for Windows by using different programs .
Create a bootable USB stick for Windows, programs
Create a bootable USB stick for Windows - WinToFlash
WinToFlash starts a wizard that will help in preparing the contents of a Windows installation CD or DVD and create a bootable USB stick to boot (to be set on the bios). You can also create a live CD. WinToFlash is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8. Simple and free, is one of the best programs.
WinToBootic is another free tool for creating a bootable USB stick. You can make a bootable USB in simple steps (up here a glimpse of the interface of this application. Application does not require any installation as it is completely portable. Supports Windows XP or higher (Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 ).
Create a bootable USB stick for Windows - UNetbootin
UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. With UNetbootin can create a bootable Live USB, choosing from among those offered in the appropriate menu. In the lower part there are the various items and settings related to type, drive, format, and so on.
Create a bootable USB stick for Windows - WinUSB Maker
WinUSB Maker is another free and portable tool for Windows that allows you to create a bootable USB drive to a folder or ISO file. With this tool, you can perform the above operations in two easy steps. The application allows the user to perform a full backup of USB drive including the MBR Boot Sector, and all stored files.
Create a bootable USB stick for Windows - Rufus
Rufus is another freeware that, according to developers, claims to be the fastest tool to create a bootable USB drive. Allows you to select any removable device available on your PC and then create a boot disk from an ISO image. The application is at least one that I use, given the simplicity. Compatible with all major versions of Windows (xp, vista, 7, 8).
Create a bootable USB stick for Windows - Windows 7 ISO to USB / DVD Tool (Microsoft)
This is the official tool made available by Microsoft with Windows 7 already. It allows, in various steps of preparing a stick and make it bootable from USB. The steps to follow are 4, all well explained.
Create a bootable USB stick for Windows, conclusions
If you know of other tools to create a bootable USB stick for Windows , please leave a comment.