Download Bootable - Best Software & Apps

  • ISO to USB

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make your USB drive bootable

    7
    156 votes
    • PROS: Quick formatting, Simple to use interface, Makes OS installs quicker than using a DVD
    • CONS: Froze our system while creating bootable ISO, No partitioner included
  • Rufus

    (Reliable USB Formatting Utility) 1.1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to create bootable USB drives

    9
    8 votes
    • PROS: Rufus is a free platform and no physical installation is needed., It will require very little memory to function properly.
    • CONS: There can be some limitations with older operating systems., Some technical knowledge will be required to use this bundle.
  • Universal USB Installer

    1.9.5.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Master Linux with Universal USB Installer

    7
    142 votes
    • PROS: Easy three stage installation., Make a bootable Linux drive., Experiment with Linux builds.,
    • CONS: Potential compatibility problems.,
  • A Bootable USB

    0.9.5.471

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Install Windows 7 from any USB memory stick

    7
    110 votes
    • PROS: Procedure is explained well, Formats and prepares the USB memory stick, Two input devices
    • CONS: Some errors when formatting the pen drive
  • TestDisk

    6.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful repairing tool for disk partitions

    7
    76 votes
    • PROS: Recovers lost partitions, Rebuilds boot sectors,
    • CONS: No graphical interface, Not suitable for less experienced users
  • Windows Hotfix Downloader

    7.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows and Office updates: free and easy

    6
    25 votes
    • PROS: Downloads Windows and Office updates, Backs up the drivers, Many advanced features, You can download language packs, You can create a bootable flash drive
    • CONS: Slow at first, Usability can be improved
  • Windows Defender Offline

    Beta (32 bits) 4.4.304.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft antivirus program bootable from CD or USB

    7
    55 votes
    • PROS: It is Microsoft Security Essentials for USB, It can be updated periodically, Efficient and easy to use
    • CONS: No translations yet, It must be updated externally
  • Acronis True Image

    2.6571

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    File and system disk imaging backup and restore

    7
    111 votes
    • PROS: Helpful wizard, Fast, detailed action process, Instantly restore your machine and OS, Backup Outlook data and media files, Create bootable recovery CDs, Create and resize Secure Zone on your PC
    • CONS: Long installation process, Doesn’t handle multiple tasks
  • Partition Table Doctor

    3.5

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete package for hard disk data recovery and partition recovery

    6
    31 votes
    • PROS: Handy set of tools to manage partitions, Lets you create bootable CD and emergency disks, Very well documented
    • CONS: Plain interface
  • BootDisk2BootStick

    0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn your USB disk into a bootable drive

    6
    5 votes
    • Windows Bootable Image Creator

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Productivity program for Windows

      7
      21 votes
      • Netgear Genie

        2.4.22

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac
        Android
        iPhone

        Create bootable drives for Linux distributions

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Supports a range of distributions, Can also be used to load system utilities,
        • CONS: Not all distributions USB supported, Can be complicated for some users
      • Partition Wizard Bootable CD

        5.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Work with partitions without using the operating system

        6
        2 votes
        • Super Fdisk Bootable CD

          1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Productivity program for Windows

          5
          4 votes
          • Bart's PE Builder

            3.1.10

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Create a bootable Windows CD-ROM or DVD

            5
            23 votes
            • EASEUS Todo Backup

              10.6

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Create backup copies of drives and partitions for free

              8
              13 votes
              • PROS: Nice interface design, Creates backup copies, restores copies, clones drives, Easy to use and well documented, Free
              • CONS: Basic knowledge about disk partitions required
            • Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

              Beta (32 bits) 1.0.856.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Bootable virus and malware removal tool from Microsoft

              6
              20 votes
              • PROS: Save to CD or USB, or create ISO image, Simple interface, Antivirus database can be updated
              • CONS: Can take a while to download
            • WinBuilder

              075 Beta 6

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A free Software utilities program for Windows

              7
              4 votes
              • Free Create-Burn ISO

                2.0

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                The easiest way to burn DVDs and create ISO files

                4
                2 votes
                • PROS: Creates and burns ISO files, Can create bootable discs, Low memory consumption, Perfect for beginners
                • CONS: No advanced features
              • Reset Windows Password

                License
                try Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A bootable CD to reset Windows account passwords

                3
                4 votes
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