Ventoy is a lightweight tool that provides a quick way to make bootable USB drives from ISO files. Reinstalling your operating system via a bootable USB comes with the advantage that you do not need to spend time formatting the disk. Instead, you simply insert the USB in the dedicated port and reboot your PC.While there are numerous tools that create bootable USB, most of them rely on the OS's kernel which needs to access the hardware storage media for the source. The idea behind the program is different and entails that the information is saved to runtime memory before booting. Therefore, the OS can determine that the data is booted from a virtual disk, find the source medium needed for the operation and continue to boot without having to create the standard hook, as with the classic booting.
It is worth mentioning that the tool allows you to add as many ISO files as you want, case in which, you are welcomed by a menu following the boot. The program supports ISO files over 4 GB as well native UEFI and Legacy BIOS and it works with dozens of operating systems, as the developer states there have been more than 160 files tested.
Simple to use
Fast (limited only by the speed of copying iso file)
Directly boot from iso file, no extraction needed
Legacy + UEFI supported in the same way
UEFI Secure Boot supported (since 1.0.07+) Notes
ISO files larger than 4GB supported
Native boot menu style for Legacy & UEFI
Most type of OS supported, 200+ iso files testedhttps://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_news.html
Not only boot but also complete installation process
"Ventoy Compatible" concept
Readonly to USB drive during boot
USB normal use unafftected
Data nondestructive during version upgrade
No need to update Ventoy when a new distro is released
This is an interesting thread for me, because in my other post I stated that I managed to use only Rufus, the Gigabyte USB Installation Tool (GUIT), a clean Win10 ISO image and an old beat-up NTFS 16gb USB to insert into my HP Pavilion laptop (With Win10 Home installed) and go right into the install screen in under 12 seconds after turning the laptop on.
I had wanted to see if trying to install a clean Win10 image on an already installed i7 processor would work, and it did!
I am of the mind that the overcoming any install problems, must have something to do with the contents of the Win10 image, and which parts of those contents should be copied and placed into the Win7 image, in order to get the same results... and moreover to remove any mystery around which software to use, which USB devices to use, etc.
Has anyone tried getting past all the hurdles and into the install screen using a Win10 clean image on any USB and only Gigabyte USB Installation Tool (GUIT)?