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5 App to create bootable ISOs for Windows and Linux

noviembre 27, 2019

In some articles on this site we showed how to create a boot drive of Windows 7 and 8, Windows 10, OS X Mavericks. In all these articles we have also seen several tools we have used to carry out the automatic startup processes. There are diversions that are available for free, which allow you to create a bootable support for the different operating systems. In this article we compare some of these most popular tools that allow you tocreate bootable ISOs.

These applications we compare based on the features they offer, the simplicity of the process and the time required to create bootable ISOs on different media. But before starting the guide, I would like to point out some guides to create bootable pendrive. like this to start Windows 7 and 8.

Or this guide to start Windows 10 via a pendrive.

And finally, this guide to start OS X Mavericks with a pendrive.

The best tools to create bootable ISOs

1. Windows USB / DVD Tool

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Windows USB / DVD official iltool of Microsoft and probably the most popular among the experts. It has a simple interface that is quite understandable even by a newbie. But for me too simple. There are no other features besides the possibility of selecting the ISO and the media.

2. Rufus

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Rufus one of the new applications that affirms that this procedure is being revised. Possess which option in more than the Microsoft tool does not have, such as the selection of the partition scheme, cluster size, and USB deldrive error checking. The very simple interface, with all the options arranged in a single window.

3. RMPrepUSB

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RMPrepUSB the toolpi suitable for the most advanced users who wish to have more control over the procedure. You can choose the filesystem, bootloader and even create partitions on a USB stick. By selecting Drive -> File in Image Tools you can also create an ISO file from the boot media. This tool is suitable for both Windows and Linux. For the very few experts I would recommend one of the other tools, because a wrong adjustment on this tool, you will risk to make mistakes will not allow the support to start.

4. UNetbootin

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UNetbootin specific for Linux users, which allows to create a support Linux bootable. The tool has a nice feature that allows you to download your favorite Linux Distro so you don't have to go to the search link that can be difficult for a beginner, considering the complex world of Linux. After selecting the ISO file by supporting, it is then a matter of simply clicking Next, and your support ready.

5. Universal USB Installer

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Universal USB Installer the second tool to render media Linux bootable. It has a simple two-step process, and as with others, you can select your Linux Distro, select the USB drive and create the bootable media. Like Unetbootin, this app also has the option of downloading Distro Linux in case you don't have one. Decent write speed and automatically detect a connected USB flash drive like the other instruments.

I hope that these 5 tools to create bootable ISOs can be useful to solve some problems of starting the operating systems.