FlashBoot 2.2e

A tool to create bootable USB disks, USB Flash Memory keys and cards mainly
FlashBoot is a powerful application that allows you to create bootable USB disks and even install an operating system on such a device quick and easy.

Although it may sound like it's being addressed to experienced users, FlashBoot can be safely used by rookies as well thanks to a well-organized interface that requires users to follow a few simple steps.

The main menu initially prompts you to choose from a total of five different actions, as follows: convert bootable CD/DVD disks, convert or copy bootable floppy disks to bootable USB devices, install mini OS to such a device and format removable sticks as non-bootable.

While each of these features comes with its very own set of configuration settings, it's pretty easy to set them up because it all comes down to the same wizard you have to follow.

For instance, if you wish to use a CD or DVD to create a bootable USB disk, you can either use a physical disk or a virtual image file as a source. Just pick the disk you wish to use and the USB device to become bootable and hit “Next”.

The “Formatting options” screen might be the one that could get beginners into trouble. Although most of the options come with self-explanatory names, there's no documentation to help you figure out how to set them up.

You thus have to choose the volume label and the filesystem, configure the allowed cluster size, disk geometry, heads, sectors per track and unallocated space at the end of the disk.

Once you're done with this screen, you're redirected to a summary screen that provides all the details of the configured process, so you should have a look over all the settings before starting the whole procedure.

All in all, FlashBoot is a very handy utility that helps you create a bootable USB disk and its main strong point is the wizard-based interface that makes everything easy as pie.

Reviewed by on April 4th, 2013


last updated on:
December 16th, 2013, 6:48 GMT
file size:
18.1 MB
price:
€19.95
 
developed by:
Mikhail N. Kupchik
license type:
Demo 
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / 2008 64 bit / 2008 R2
category:
C: \ System \ Boot Manager/Disk

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What's New in This Release:
  • FlashBoot has been updated to be compatible with Windows 8.1
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