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Win32 Disk Imager Download

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

How to create bootable USB using Win32 Disk Imager


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)


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)


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.


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


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. This utility can not write CD-ROMs. USB Floppy is NOT supported at this time.

Verify Image – Now you can verify an image file with a device. This compares the image file to the device, not the device to the image file (i.e. if you write a 2G image file to an 8G device, it will only read 2G of the device for comparison).
Additional checksums – Added SHA1 and SHA256 checksums.
Read Only Allocated Partitions – Option to read only to the end of the defined partition(s). Ex: Write a 2G image to a 32G device, reading it to a new file will only read to the end of the defined partition (2G).
Save last opened folder – The program will now store the last used folder in
the Windows registry and default to it on next execution.
Additional language translations

Download Win32 Disk Imager

File NameWin32DiskImager-1.0.0-install.exe
Size12.6 MB
last UpdateJanuary 12, 2022
AuthorTobin Davis

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

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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

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

Win32DiskImagerRufusWindows Media Creation tool
Support OS (Platform on which application can run)WindowsWindowsWindows
Can make Bootable Windows OS USB? YesYesYes
Can make Bootable Linux / Ubuntu USB?YesYesNo
Size of the application12.6 MB1.1 MB18.5 MB
Average time to make bootable USB7 sec4 secN/A
GPT/UEFI Support with NTFS UEFI SupportYesYesN/A
Multi-language supportNoYesNo
How to check Hashes?Manually using PowerShellThere is an option: “#” in bottom; just hit it!MCT Download windows directly so less chances of corrupted ISO file
Multiboot available?NoNoNo

Basic Terms:

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.