Universal USB Installer for PC

Universal USB Installer for Windows


Technical Details

Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1
1.71 MB


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Software for bootable USBs available free of charge

Universal USB Installer is a free program that allows users to create bootable USB drives in order to store an operating system. Pen Drive Linux released UUI, the predecessor to YUMI. UUI can only store one distribution, but YUMI can store multiple items in a multiboot folder on a USB flash drive.

Is Universal USB Installer safe?

The Universal USB Installer is free software that developers can code and release to the public. You can download the original version of the software instead of the modified versions to ensure it is safe for your PC. The classic USB creation tool is safe and free from malware. However, you should be cautious about installing other accounts.

How do I use a USB Installer?

To continue, you will need read and agree to the license agreement after opening the Universal USB Installer. You can choose the distribution, ISO file and USB port in the next window. To view the complete list, click on the drop-down menu in 'Step 1" of the setup page.

The operating system segments of the list are divided into Debian, Linux and Windows. If you don't have the selected operating systems installed, the intuitive software will allow you to mark the box next the 'Download Link' option. Click on the link below the prompt to visit the official website and download your operating system ISO image.

The USB creator offers concise guidance during the setup process, telling you when to move on to next steps. UUI will tell you to wait for the OS to download before moving on to the next step. The website will launch on your desktop once you have selected 'Yes' to be redirected.

If the file is already on your computer, or laptop, select that OS from the list to proceed to 'Step 2.' To view a comprehensive list of ISO files, mark the box above Browse': 'Showing ISOs'. To locate and select the file, press 'Browse. Double-click on the title to continue.

Next, you will need to plug an empty USB cable into your computer. After your USB stick has been inserted into your computer, you can proceed to Step 3. To ensure that your flash drive is displayed, click on the box next to "Show all Drives". Once you have clicked on the correct thumb drive click on the drop-down menu to review the options.

What is the difference between FAT32 and NTFS?

You can choose from FAT32 or NTFS formatted drives next to the USB device. If your USB is less that 32GB, mark the box next FAT32. Select the NTFS option for USB keys larger than 32GB. After selecting the format, click on the box: 'Wipe All'.

Before you click 'Create,' make sure to review the options in the window. UUI also links to their FAQ and recommended flash drive pages in the lower left corner of the user interface.

After pressing 'Create', a warning message will appear telling you to back-up your data. The software deletes information from USB sticks, including partitions, volumes, and so on. To ensure you are comfortable with the steps, read through the list. If you click 'Yes,' a loading bar will appear to show the progress and detail. After the content has been uploaded, click 'Close. Now you can unplug your USB drive and start using it.

Alternative drive creation software

People aren't buying or creating computers with optical disk drives anymore, as CD and DVD discs have become obsolete. Developers have created a variety of applications to replace CDs or DVDs, including Etcher, YUMI and Rufus, UNetbootin and WinToFlash.

UUI, Rufus, Etcher, and UUI only allow one OS to be uploaded to a USB port. However, YUMI, WinToFlash, and WinToFlash offer multiboot utilities to their users. Etcher is a good choice if you don't need multiple systems stored in the same multiboot directory. It also has an attractive user interface.