WinToFlash Alternatives

    WinToFlash is described as 'starts a wizard that will help to make USB bootable and pull over the contents of a windows installation CD or DVD and prep the USB drive to become a replacement for the optical drive. It can also do this with your LiveCD or DOS' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to WinToFlash for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Android. The best alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinToFlash are balenaEtcher (Free, Open Source), Ventoy (Free, Open Source), UNetbootin (Free, Open Source) and YUMI (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 19, 2020

    1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
      Almost everyone thinks Rufus is a great alternative to WinToFlash.
    2. balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.
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    3. Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO files. With ventoy, you don't need to format the disk again and again, you just need to copy the iso file to the USB drive and boot it.
    4. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
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      UNetbootin vs WinToFlash opinions
      Some users think UNetbootin is a great alternative to WinToFlash, some don't.
      windows images is not supported
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    5. YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to our MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot Bootable USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more.
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    6. MultiBootUSB is a software to create multi boot live Linux on a removable media i.e USB disk. It is similar to UNetbootin but many distros can be installed, provided you have enough space on the disk.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 9.2.0, released in April 2018, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    7. LiLi USB Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to create a bootable Live USB key with a Linux on it. This software also offers an exclusive option of automatic virtualization to directly run Linux in Windows without any configuration nor installation.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.9.4, released in September 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website. The project has officially been abandonned on December, 22nd 2020 (announcement on their blog).

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    8. WinSetupFromUSB is a Windows program, which prepares multiboot USB flash or fixed disk to install any Windows versions since 2000/XP, boot various Linux and *BSD flavors, as well as many Windows, Linux, DOS based and other utilities. Since version 1.
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    9. Flexible and configurable USB drive multiboot solution which also supports UEFI booting.
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    10. WoeUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD. It is a fork of Congelli501 s WinUSB.
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