WinToFlash, created by Novicorp, is a software for helping you to copy your current Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 from installation disk to flash drive, flash card, USB stick, HDD by some mouse clicks. It will pull over the contents from your Windows installation CD or DVD, your LiveCD or DOS to your USB drive.
Once your computer got in trouble and could not start normally, you can use the bootable flash drive to start your computer and restore system. Besides, if your Netbook or laptop does not has an optical drive, but can boot from a USB drive, the WinToFlash will be quite useful to create a bootable USB drive for OS installation.
Need a WinToFlash alternative?
Although WinToFlash tool is convenient to make a bootable drive on desktop, netbook or laptop, you may meet some problems. For example, a user said that he found the WinToFlash doesn’t recognize his Lenovo recovery disks. That because WinToFlash cannot work with Lenovo recovery DVDs. In this situation, it is necessary to get a novicorp WinToFlash alternative.
Best free WinToFlash alternative for Windows PC
To more conveniently create a bootable drive as an installer, you can download the free alternative to WinToFlash: Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. It is a quite portable program, easy to use with a very intuitive interface. You can download an ISO file, run the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool and then copy the Windows ISO file onto your drive. Finally, you are able to simply install Windows onto your computer directly from the created bootable USB or DVD drive.This allows you to install Windows onto your computer without having to first run an existing operating system. Specific steps are:
Step 1. Download install and run Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. Prepare the Windows ISO files. Connect the USB drive to your computer and ensure it is detected.
Note: Everything on the USB drive will be erased, so please back up important data in advance.
Step 2. In the “Source file” box, click “Browse” and select the Windows ISO file. Click “Next”.
Step 3. Select “USB Device” to create a copy on a USB flash drive.
Step 4. Then choose your USB drive in the drop-down list and click “Begin copying”.
After the process is finished, you can change the boot order in your computer’s BIOS to run the Windows installation directly from the USB drive or DVD.
Further study on making bootable USB drive
The above is how to make an installation bootable drive via WinToFlash alternative. If you want to copy OS to USB for creating a portable Windows device, which you can carry around to boot any computer into the familiar OS environment, you need another different freeware: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It comes with “Windows ToGo Creator”, which allows you to transfer Windows 10, 8, 7 ISO files to USB device and make it bootable. Then you can run Windows OS from USB on any computer.
Additionally, this free partition manager also has the “Make Bootable Media Wizard”. It aims to help users to make an emergency bootable disk that contains the AOMEI Partition Assistant software, with which you can repair Windows boot issues caused by damaged MBR, or perform some tough disk partitions operations that cannot be done within Windows, such as formatting C drive.
As a versatile partition manager, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard also allows you to migrate OS to SSD, clone partition, clone hard disk, check the partition for errors, convert NTFS to FAT32, and more, etc. To enjoy more advanced functions, you can upgrade to Professional edition. Download the freeware and have a try.