Win32 Disk Imager
Write Image to USB Drive

Win32 Disk Imager is a program which write a raw disk image to a removable device. Download it and follow step by step file to write ISO File to your USB Drive !

Win32 disk Imager

CREATE A BOOTABLE USB DRIVE USING WIN32 DISK IMAGER

DOWNLOAD FILES

To create a bootable drive all you need is ISO file (Which you wants to write) and Win32 Disk Imager (Which you can download from here)

FORMAT THE REMOVABLE DRIVE

Before you perform writing it is always a good practice to plug and format the removable drive / USB Stick. (You can skip this step as the tool will automatically perform this step)

SELECT THE ISO IMAGE

Now Open the Win32 Disk Imager and select the ISO file which you want to write also select the Drive (USB Stick) from the option.

WRITING THE ISO IMAGE

After selecting file path, click on the ‘Write’ button. A pop-up will appears simply click on ‘Yes’. After completing file transfer a Success pop up will appear and you will able to remove the USB Stick, Done!

STEP – 1: Getting your ISO File.

This is a very first and important step. In order to write any ISO Image file you have get a copy of it first. basically we require to write any OS like windows XP or Windows 10 so all you need is an ISO image of that OS. You must be take care that it should not be corrupted.

Getting a copy of windows in ISO file is very is as its available on internet. However if you don’t know where you can get Windows 10 ISO image to make it bootable i will help you here!

Simply follow these steps to get a fresh copy of any OS like Windows 10:

Before you download the tool make sure you have:

  • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
  • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
  • A blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or blank DVD (and DVD burner) if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
  • When burning a DVD from an ISO file, if you are told the disc image file is too large you will need to use Dual Layer (DL) DVD Media.

Check a few things on the PC where you want to install Windows 10:

  • 64-bit or 32-bit processor (CPU). You’ll create either a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10. To check this on your PC, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for System type.
  • System requirements. Make sure the PC meets the system requirements for Windows 10. We also recommend going to the PC manufacturer’s website for additional info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
  • Language in Windows. You’ll need to choose the same language when you install Windows 10. To see what language you’re currently using, go to Time and language in PC settings or Region in Control Panel.
  • Edition of Windows. You should also choose the same edition of Windows. To check what edition you’re currently running, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition.

Step -2 Format your Flash Drive

In this step you need to make your pendrive/ flash drive writable you need to format it first. To perform a quick format Insert your Flash drive in USB Port then go to my computer and right click on Flash drive and click on format

Now click on start and it will be formatted!

Step-3: Writing the ISO image on flash drive

Now the most important step! First of all Open the Win32 Disk Imager and click on folder icon and navigate the folder where you have downloaded the ISO image; in most of the time it will check for download folder and by default it will pick only ISO file type. So you easily select it.

The simple interface of Win32 Disk Imager ISO allow you to easily understand and simplify the file transfer process. After selecting the ISO Image which you want to write and USB Drive all you need to hit the ‘Write’ button.


Just after clicking on Write button a pop-up will display, for confirmation to continue. After selecting ‘Yes’, a progress bar will show, along with the transfer speed, so that you can monitor the progress until completion. On the Completion of transfer, A Success massage will display which means it perfectly Written the ISO File to USB Drive!

After successful writing the ISO Image file to pendrive you will be able to remove it!

System Requirements

Since it is a light weight software it does not consume more than 44 MB of your disk space on your computer However we need to check whether it does work on your system well? It allows you to write boot images onto an SD flash device or a USB drive.

Most of the time it will work in each and every machine until and unless your PC is a special case. The developers of this software crafted this software so compact that and very simple UI + Easy to use interface that you want feel any hustle while using this software and you will able to easily write an ISO image no any flash drive!

System Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Minimum RAM512 MB
Minimum Space Required100 MB

Features

This tool allow you to Flash / burn any ISO File and can make a bootable USB Drive! This tools mostly use to flash windows OS also Ubuntu can be Write on Drive using win32 Disk Imager. It’s an opensource software with very least bugs and easy to use interface.

Windows

This release is for Windows 7/8.1/10. It will should also work on Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 (although not tested by the developmers). For Windows XP/Vista, please use v0.9 (in the files archive).

Linux / Ubuntu

Win32 Disk Imager supports writing an ISO image to USB, which is very valuable right now with the Ubuntu releases 14.04 LTS – 15.10, because there are problems with the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator.

Mac OS

Win32 Disk Imager is NOT available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. You can checkout alternative for Mac OS.


Download Win32 Disk Imager

Simply click on Download button You will find .exe file after extracting ZIP. Open it and perform the Writing process as the above steps!

File Namewin32DiskImager-1.0.0-install.exe
Size12.6 MB
last Update21-09-2020
AuthorTobin Davis

Download Win32diskimager Portable

if you want to download a portable version of win32diskimager; which you don’t have to install on your PC just plug and play type download it below (Please note that it is an old version and might have bugs and not work properly)

Best Alternatives

If you are Looking for the best alternative then below is the list.

Rufus

Rufus is a utility Program that allow you to format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

balenaEtcher

balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner program and mostly works in Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image writing as simple and fast as possible.

UNetbootin

Multi-platform program to create bootable USB drives with built-in downloader for Linux ISO images and rescue disks.

Clonezilla

Open-source partition and disk imaging, cloning and recovery solution with multicast support to clone 40+ computers simultaneously.

Got a question?

Frequently Asked Questions

Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Ubuntu

The Win32 Disk Imager works by utilizing the Windows operating system in the raw reading and flashing of image files to USB drives. With a simple and easy to understand interface make it more useful and handy tool.

We have write a step by step process to use this tool. Indeed its an easy to use tool Still you can follow the steps in order to Write a ISO Image file to a USB Drive

To install Win32 Disk Imager on Windows OS follow these steps

If you want to write a Raw disk image file to USB Drive or such compact device then this kind of software are required !

Some USB flash drives have a write-protection switch on the side or bottom. The write-protection switch is useful for keeping the contents of your drive safe from malware when you need to view them on a public computer. If your device has this switch, move it to the “Lock” position. So to do such task you can use software application like rufus or win32 disk imager.

Any modern USB stick emulates a USB hard drive (USB-HDD). At boot time, the BIOS can be configured to check the USB stick to see if it has been marked as bootable with a valid boot sector. If so, it will boot just as a hard drive with similar settings in the boot sector would.

Yes! Using this software you can simply burn any Windows OS to your USB Drive

You’ll need a USB flash drive (at least 4GB, though a bigger one will let you use it to store other files), anywhere between 6GB to 12GB of free space on your hard drive(depending on the options you pick), and an Internet connection.

An ISO is generally less likely to contain malware, as a virus creator could just as easily infect peoples computers with much smaller files (single executables), which they would be more likely to download, but it is possible.

Yes! You can always check this file using Virus Total. Also We have provided google drive link so google drive it self scan for any virus so no need to worry about!

Yes It is ! Full Project available on https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

If such error occurs Please ope Win32 Disk Image as “Run as administration” , This is either caused by your computer not being able to detect your device or by the program not having the privileges to access removable media connected to your computer. Check whether the Drive is working properly? Does the driver to detect the USB Drive is installed or not? Have you installed USB drive Correctly or not?

There are many programs available to do this task like Rufus, BalenaEtcher, Clonezilla, Win32 Disk Imager and many more!