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    WoeUSB Alternatives

    WoeUSB is described as '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' and is a Bootable USB Creator in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WoeUSB for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Wine. The best alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WoeUSB are balenaEtcher (Free, Open Source), Ventoy (Free, Open Source), YUMI (Free, Open Source) and Universal USB Installer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 19, 2022
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    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...
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    1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
    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.
      balenaEtcher vs WoeUSB opinions
      This alternative is disputed. balenaEtcher is still a legitimate alternative to WoeUSB, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      balenaEtcher does not create bootable Windows Install USBs
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      Doesn't make bootable windows usbs
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      iKarith The entire purpose of WoeUSB is to create a Windows boot USB. It has no other function than this. Since balenaEtcher cannot do that, it's not at all an alternative to WoeUSB.
      Negative comment 9 months ago


    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. 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.
    5. Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use.

    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.


      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.

    7. 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.
    8. MultiSystem is an awesome Linux tool for creating multiboot USB drives, developed by François Fabre (
    9. WinToFlash 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.
    10. Linux Mint's pre-installed live USB iso image writer.
      mintstick vs WoeUSB opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      iKarith Does not make Windows boot media.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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