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 RAM||512 MB|
|Minimum Space Required||100 MB|
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!
No Mostly in Rufus; with 1809 that the pre-made ISO from MS (e.g. if you download it from Linux) has a install.wim that is > 4GB so you can no longer create a FAT32 install medium with Rufus from that ISO like you could with earlier versions. That means if you go this route you have to create an NTFS drive and disable secure boot in order to install in UEFI mode.
Side by Side comparison of Win32DiskImager and Rufus
|Win32DiskImager||Rufus||Windows Media Creation tool|
|Support OS (Platform on which application can run)||Windows||Windows||Windows|
|Can make Bootable Windows OS USB?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can make Bootable Linux / Ubuntu USB?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Size of the application||12.6 MB||1.1 MB||18.5 MB|
|Average time to make bootable USB||7 sec||4 sec||N/A|
|GPT/UEFI Support with NTFS UEFI Support||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|How to check Hashes?||Manually using PowerShell||There is an option: “#” in bottom; just hit it!||MCT Download windows directly so less chances of corrupted ISO file|
NTFS: “New Technology Files System” is the newer drive format. Microsoft introduced NTFS in 1993, as a component of the corporate-oriented Windows NT 3.1 and then Windows 2000, though it didn’t become common on consumer PCs until Windows XP in 2001. Windows 7 and 8 default to NTFS format on new PCs.
FAT32: This strange term refers to the way Windows stores data on your hard drive. “FAT” stands for “File Allocation Table,” which keeps track of all your files and helps the computer locate them on the disk. FAT32 supports up to 2 terabytes of hard disk storage.