Download Bootable - Best Software & Apps

  • ISO to USB

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make your USB drive bootable

    7
    306 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
  • Universal USB Installer

    1.9.8.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Master Linux with Universal USB Installer

    7
    244 votes
    • PROS: Easy three stage installation., Make a bootable Linux drive., Experiment with Linux builds.
    • CONS: Potential compatibility problems.
  • Rufus

    (Reliable USB Formatting Utility) 1.1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to create bootable USB drives

    8
    27 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.
  • A Bootable USB

    0.9.5.471

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Install Windows 7 from any USB memory stick

    6
    221 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

    8
    242 votes
    • PROS: Recovers lost partitions, Rebuilds boot sectors
    • CONS: No graphical interface, Not suitable for less experienced users
  • Acronis True Image

    2.6571

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    File and system disk imaging backup and restore

    7
    296 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
  • Windows Defender Offline

    Beta (32 bits) 4.4.304.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft antivirus program bootable from CD or USB

    7
    77 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
  • Windows Hotfix Downloader

    7.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows and Office updates: free and easy

    6
    40 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
  • Partition Table Doctor

    3.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete package for hard disk data recovery and partition recovery

    6
    65 votes
    • PROS: Handy set of tools to manage partitions, Lets you create bootable CD and emergency disks, Very well documented
    • CONS: Plain interface
  • Windows Bootable Image Creator

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Productivity program for Windows

    7
    42 votes
    • Partition Wizard Bootable CD

      5.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Work with partitions without using the operating system

      8
      38 votes
      • Bart's PE Builder

        3.1.10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Create a bootable Windows CD-ROM or DVD

        7
        98 votes
        • WinBuilder

          075 Beta 6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Software utilities program for Windows

          6
          17 votes
          • BootDisk2BootStick

            0.10

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Turn your USB disk into a bootable drive

            3
            14 votes
            • Bootable USB Replicator

              0.2.0000

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Bootable USB Replicator can create bootable image of your USB drive

              4
              5 votes
              • Super Fdisk Bootable CD

                1.0

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A free Productivity program for Windows

                9
                7 votes
                • EASEUS Todo Backup

                  10.6

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows
                  Mac

                  Create backup copies of drives and partitions for free

                  7
                  47 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
                  29 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
                • Netgear Genie

                  2.4.22

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows
                  Mac
                  Android
                  iPhone

                  Create bootable drives for Linux distributions

                  10
                  1 vote
                  • 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
                • MyDefrag

                  4.2.9

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Free defragmentation program for Windows users

                  8
                  236 votes
                  • PROS: MyDefrag is free to install and activate., This system can run from a bootable Windows CD-ROM.
                  • CONS: Newer Windows versions are not supported., The user interface is rather technical in nature.
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