I will be demonstrating in this tutorial how to create a bootable USB drive using WinToFlash, a very popular tool that is very simple to use. The guide can be followed on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.
Is WinToFlash Free?
WinToFlash is available in four versions: Lite, Home, Professional, and Business. With a limited number of features, suggestions to install bloatware software, and advertising, WinToFlash Lite is free to use while the other versions are paid.
Visit the official website to download the USB creator tool. Here I assume that you want to use WinToFlash Lite.
As you can see WinToFlash.com provides direct download, FTP, and torrent download options.
The torrent download option is especially useful for those who have a slow or unreliable internet connection. You must install torrent or any other good BitTorrent client If you want to go for the Torrent download option.
I am going to use direct download since I have a good internet connection. Also, I would like to suggest that you use this option.
How To Install WinToFlash On Windows 11/10/8/7?
After having downloaded it, Now you need to install WinToFlash. Installing is a straightforward process. Make sure that you do not install any unnecessary or unwanted programs.
What Are the Requirements To Create A Bootable USB Drive Using WinToFlash?
Before we begin creating a bootable USB, please make sure you have connected at least a 4 or 8GB USB flash drive to your desktop PC, Laptop, Notebook, Netbook, etc.
Before proceeding, be sure you have backed-up all of your data on the pen drive.
Windows ISO image file is also required. It is also possible to use Windows setup files copied from a Windows installation DVD if you do not have an ISO image file.
Your antivirus program could be a hindrance to WinToFlash, Though all antivirus software don’t create problems for it. But most antivirus programs do not let WinToFlash create an autoplay file that makes a USB disc bootable.
That’s why you’ll have to disable your antivirus programs for a while.
Double click on its installer from the folder where you have extracted WinToFlash.
Click next, next, and finish.
Now you’ve successfully installed WinToFlash and are ready to create a bootable USB disc.
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How To Use WinToFlash To Make A Bootable USB Flash Drive?
After having installed it, Open it up.
You now need to accept terms and conditions. Click Next.
Click mark I accept EULA and click Next.
Select Free License. Otherwise, choose the Paid license If you have bought it.
Click next, next.
As you can see there are two options respectively Windows Setup Bootable USB Wizard mode and Multiboot USB Menu Creation Menu.
I would like to suggest you go through the Windows Setup Bootable USB Wizard If You merely want to create a general type of bootable USB disc to reinstall or install any Microsoft Windows version.
Multiboot USB Menu Creation Menu mode is a little bit complicated and designed for veteran users.
Click on the Windows Setup Bootable USB Wizard to kick start the process.
On the next page, click next.
Here you are asked to either choose Windows setup files from a folder, DVD drive, or an ISO image file of Windows setup files.
Since I have an ISO image file, I’m going to choose the second option and click next.
Next, You are asked to locate an ISO image file and select a USB disc in which you want to transfer Windows setup files.
Specify the location of the ISO image from the Windows path file.
You can choose between multiple plugged-in USB drives from here.
Now click the next button.
Here you will be warned of data deletion If you have any data on your thumb drive. Click continue.
Here you need to accept the terms of the license agreement and click continue to start making a bootable USB disc.
It may take 10 to 20 minutes to be completed depending on the speed of the Hard drive and USB drive. So be patient.
Here I pause recording video and will be back once it completes copying setup files.
WinToFlash has successfully created a bootable USB disc and it’s now ready to install or clean install Windows on your machine.
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