Ventoy | Create bootable USB drive | No need to format the disk | Just copy the image files to the USB drive & boot it 💻

Ventoy

What is ventoy

Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files. With ventoy, you don’t need to format the disk over and over, you just need to copy the ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)EFI files to the USB drive and boot them directly. You can copy many files at a time and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them (screenshot).
Both Legacy BIOS and UEFI are supported in the same way. Most type of OS supported (Windows/WinPE/Linux/Unix/Vmware/Xen…)
550+ ISO files are tested (list), 90%+ distros in distrowatch.com supported (detail),

Features

  • 100% open source (license)
  • Simple to use (Get started)
  • Fast (limited only by the speed of copying iso file)
  • Directly boot from ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files, no extraction needed
  • Legacy + UEFI supported in the same way
  • UEFI Secure Boot supported (1.0.07+) Notes
  • Persistence supported (1.0.11+) Notes
  • MBR and GPT partition style supported (1.0.15+)
  • WIM files boot supported (Legacy + UEFI) (1.0.12+) Notes
  • Auto installation supported (1.0.09+) Notes
  • ISO files larger than 4GB supported
  • Native boot menu style for Legacy & UEFI
  • Most type of OS supported, 550+ iso files tested
  • Not only boot but also complete installation process
  • ISO files can be listed in List mode/TreeView mode Notes
  • “Ventoy Compatible” concept
  • Plugin Framework
  • USB drive write-protected support
  • USB normal use unaffected
  • Data nondestructive during version upgrade
  • No need to update Ventoy when a new distro is released

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Love it, thank you so much for bringing it up here, no doubt it will save enough time, and newbies gonna dig in!!! keep it up :heart:

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Wow, this is awesome…:heart_eyes: before I use Rufus software to create a bootable drive, it’s takes like 15-20 minutes to do that (may be my pc is slow but somehow it’s takes time). defiantly from now on I’m gonna use this. as SaM said above this will defiantly save us a lot of time.

Thank you @Ze380y for this amazing share…:fire::100::ok_hand:

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i used it. very helpful.

Thanks for this information.