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UNetbootin v6.38 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing, and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new?
  • Fix 3cx download link.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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MultiBootUSB v8.6.0 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

MultiBootUSB can put one or more bootable tools into a single USB drive, including any of a variety of Linux, FreeBSD, and other operating systems.

The program uses Syslinux for installing MBR and 7-Zip for extracting ISO images. It also uses a Windows version of CPIO program for installing certain distros. USB/ISO can be tested without reboot via a built-in QEMU program.

Written in AutoIt

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiBootUSB.exe.
What's new? See:
http://multibootusb.org/news
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-05-08 17:14

Now at 7.5.0 (the link here, http://softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net/project/multibootusb/7.5.0/Windows/multibootusb-7.5.0.exe is correct, but the description still shows 7.3.0)

Checker on 2015-05-08 18:28

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

billon on 2016-11-22 13:39

Updated v. 8.1.0, see more in forum topic

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Bandizip 6.05 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bandizip is an archive tool that supports a customizable interface, the searching of archives by file name, file splitting, password protection, self-extracting archives, and varying levels of compression. It supports the creation and extraction of most common compression formats, as well as modern formats ZIPX and 7Z.

The program's "High Speed Archiving" function will allow you to compress or bypass the files its own algorithm on multimedia files (AVI, WMV, MP3...) or archive files (ZIP, RAR, 7Z...) that won't benefit from additional compression. This can increase archiving speed dramatically. Extract formats supported include 7Z, ZIPX, RAR, ALZ, EGG, TAR, BH, LZH, BZ2, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, ARJ, ZIP, Z and more.

Supports both 32 and 64-bit, as well as 29 world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP "Portable" package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Bandizip32.exe or Bandizip64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: 7-zip, PeaZip
What's new?
  • Simplified Chinese's codepage is changed from CP936 to GB18030.
  • Fixed:
    • When compressing a 7z file, modified time of folder is not stored;
    • Crashes when creating a multi-volume zip file with 1byte split size;
    • Minor bugs.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-10-08 12:57

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)
The download link didn't work yesterday ... that's why I skipped the update.

__philippe on 2017-03-28 13:07

Bandizip v6.0 Changelog :

- New Command-line command ;-)
- New Console program ;-)
- Does not support XP anymore...:-(

Jeez...another finely evolving, well-crafted tool going down the drain...:-(

Last XP-aware package (released 23-DEC-2016)
https://dl.bandisoft.com/bandizip.old/BANDIZIP-PORTABLE-EN-v5.17.ZIP

see further: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86028#p86028

smaragdus on 2017-03-29 04:55

To disable 'Start Screen' go to "Settings"-"Advanced" and uncheck "Show 'Start Screen' when Bandizip starts".
To revert to the old tool-bar go to "View"-"Toolbar" and select "Old".

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YUMI v2.0.4.7 Updated

billon on 21 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by webfork

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) can be used to create a multi-boot USB flash drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled.

Note: YUMI v2.x can't remove distributions previously installed with Legacy YUMI! Although no longer supported, you can still Download Legacy YUMI.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch YUMI-x.x.x.x.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Update to support newer Manjaro and Archlinux.
  • Address potential missing Configfile errors when subsequently adding distributions.
  • Add Windows to Go VHD option.
Latest comments
misan on 2014-01-14 15:38

@Midas: Thanks.

AndTheWolf on 2015-04-17 17:09

Version 2.0.1.6 has been out for about a month.

Checker on 2015-04-17 18:53

I came ... I saw ... I updated ;)
@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for notifying and sorry for the delay. I'll have to check my update-tool later.

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WinToFlash Lite v1.7.0000 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

WinToFlash easily transfers your Windows XP - 10 setup CD, DVD, or ISO image to a USB device. Although possible via other means, this solves the problem of annoying command-line arguments when reinstalling Windows on a device without an optical drive.

Additionally, as some flash devices have faster read times than optical drives, this can result in a faster Windows setup.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware (Ad Supported)
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete non-required language files (see comments for a list)
  3. Launch WinToFlash.exe
What's new? See:
http://en.wiki.wintoflash.com/index.php?title=Change_Log
Latest comments
bro on 2013-10-28 13:54

I used to use this long time ago, but now I've found better tool named Rufus:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?q=rufus&m=

Midas on 2015-07-05 18:54

Wintoflash has just reached v1.0 -- Pro version is payware, but Lite/Home is still free (changelog is at http://wintoflash.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35696).

AndTheWolf on 2017-04-12 20:08

Now at version 1.6.0001

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