FAQ

Description

WiNToBootic is a freeware that allows you an easy creation of bootable Windows USB hard or flash disk from an ISO image, CD/DVD or Folder. This product is focused on creation of boot disks based on Microsoft Windows NT 6.x OS family (Vista, 7, 8, Server 2008, Server 2012).

FAQ

What supports WiNToBootic?
It supports as following:
  • Boot disk type: USB Flash and Hard Disk Drive
  • Boot disk filesystem: NTFS
  • Windows boot image source: ISO image, CD/DVD, Folder
  • Windows boot image version: Windows Vista, 7/2008, 8/8.1/2012, PE2, PE3, PE4
  • ISO type: 9660 Joliet, 13346 UDF
Note: there will be no support of Windows XP/WinPE 1.x (BartPE) boot disks. Sorry, that's old hat! If can't live without WinPE 1.x try the Rufus Tool.
What are the System Requirements?
As following:
  • Windows XP or later (32/64)
  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Admin Rights
How to get ready?
Download, unZIP and execute it, no installation is required. The rest is self describing.
Still wanna guide: how to create a bootable USB disk?
Ok, here we go:
  1. Plug in USB Flash or Hard Disk Drive
  2. (Select the right Drive Letter if necessary)
  3. (Select Quick Format if necessary)
  4. Drag'n'Drop or select via Open Dialog an ISO/DVD/Folder with bootable Windows content
  5. Click "Do it!"
  6. (Provide administrative privileges if you will be prompted)
  7. Enjoy and if you like support the project with a donation :-)
How to create a "Windows To Go" disk?
Ok, here we go:
  1. Plug in an USB Flash or Hard Disk (16GB min, 32GB recommended)
  2. (Select the right Drive Letter if necessary)
  3. (Select Quick Format if necessary)
  4. Drag'n'Drop or select an ISO/DVD/Folder with Windows 8.x* Installation Source
  5. Checkbox "Make Windows To Go (BETA)" will appear
  6. Select this option and click "Do it!" button
  7. (Provide administrative privileges if you will be prompted)
  8. Enjoy and if you like support the project with a donation :-)
  9. * Windows 8.x PRO and ENT versions tested
Create "Windows To Go" disk from Windows 7/2008?
Unfortunately the official "Windows To Go" feature is supported starting from Windows 8.
One of the creation steps fails?
Run WiNToBootic in debug mode as shown below and you will get an error message. Still no idea? Mail the error message and all details (OS environment, USB drive type and model, Windows boot image type and source, screenshots are helpful).

wintobootic.exe /debug
Console (cmd) mode support?
Command line support removed in v2.0 because it seems nobody use it. If enough requests come in the feature will be added again.
Note: you can still use this feature in v1.2
More questions?
Something missing? Ask via e-mail.

Version History

2.2.1 U(S)A LIBERTY EDITION (04/19/2014) ↓download
Changes:
  • FIXED: Minor things
SHA-256: A5CFA35E6608BC6EA5278D13D2D847E6AC11F3BED954668AF82B980F515BDDA0
2.2 U(S)A LIBERTY EDITION (03/28/2014)
Changes:
  • NEW Create "Windows To Go" on Non-Certified USB drive using Non-Enterprise Windows Install ISO. Much better than Microsoft's Portable Workspace Creator.
  • FIXED: Handling of 64bit ISOs of Windows 7, 8, 8.1
  • FIXED: Formatting of fixed USB disk (USB HDD)
  • FIXED: "Access denied" exception when opening read-only ISO file
  • TESTED: Support for Windows 8, 8.1 32/64
  • IMPROVED: Error notification in case of job failure
  • Internal optimizations
  • 04/19/2014 FIXED: Minor things
SHA-256: F2D84745610BAE8BDD5B3E9231D87BD1BCE0D19943E7DB9F8BE1927E5379A512
2.1 (04/06/2013)
Changes:
  • FIXED: False-positive detection as Trojan.Dropper by some Antivirus engines (thanks to users reported this issue)
  • FIXED: Issue with keeping of the selection during drive list refresh
  • IMPROVED: Error notification in case of job failure
  • IMPROVED: Multithreading support
  • Internal optimizations
SHA-256: C8B53D7D44F841EEEAF9CE26F3C2DDBFA6CA9681E0B470E36EACD09AEDF5D64D
2.0.1 (08/26/2012)
Changes:
  • FIXED Failing of "bootloader flashing" on some thumb drives (thanks to Raphael)
  • UPDATED Windows 8 (6.2.9200) final release support
SHA1: B731C5EF220485D448DD9F5D15BF64C5199C05E6
2.0 (07/17/2012)
Changes:
  • NEW GUI:
    • Design
    • Convenient Notifications
  • NEW Support of USB HDD (fixed drive)
  • NEW Support of boot disk creation from CD/DVD or Folder
  • NEW Multithreading support
  • Performance Optimization
  • Fixes and Enhancements
  • DISABLED Command Line Mode
1.2 (10/16/2011) ↓download
Changes:
  • NEW Command line mode
  • NEW Some optimizations
  • TESTED Support of Windows 8
1.1 (08/15/2011)
Changes:
  • ADDED Debug mode
  • ADDED Single program instance check
  • FIXED Icon ugliness
1.0 (07/13/2011)
First release
© 2011-2014 WiNToBootic by Mr. Jack
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