WinUSB is an open and user friendly lightweight portable application that lets you create Windows multi-boot USB flash drives, with just three steps that even your Granny could use.
Of course, creating bootable USB disks for Windows installations isn't perhaps the most complicated of tasks...And Lord knows there are hundreds of applications available to help you do it... but most of them require you to format the USB device before you do it, a hangover from the days when a Windows ISO file would literally fill most USB disks.
- Create bootable Windows USB flash drive without formatting.
- Simple and easy to use.
- Choice of file systems.
- Fat32, NTFS, exFat compatible.
- UEFI 4, UEFI and BIOS compatible.
- Multi-boot options.
- Can be launched directly from the .exe.
These days of course, most USB drives quite often range in the hundreds of gigabytes, and having to format all that space for a 2 gig ISO, is frankly overkill. As well as being frustrating, there's just no real need for it in our technological modern times, and that's where WinUSB comes in.
WinUSB biggest strength is that it is easy to use. There are only 3 steps, and the instructions that pop up on screen will have you creating multi-bootable Windows installation flash drives in minutes.
WinUSB also supports booting in both BIOS and UEFI, even UEFI mode 4, and again without having to format.
It should be noted that while WinUSB is mostly aimed at users who wish to keep the data stored on their drives, users can format their USB drives before use if they want to. WinUSB can be launched directly from its executable meaning there's no need to install it, and insightful and helpful user guides are available through WinUSB's home page.
Overall Win USB is very easy to use, and it enables you to create a Windows installation USB drive in a few simple steps without formatting their portable storage devices.
Fixed bug with Windows PE distributions with non-standard location of BOOT.sdi.