For many years, users had the ability to boot a PC using a CD or DVD. Although, currently, we find ourselves with a simpler option, using a storage device, including a simple USB flash drive. However, these have their limitations, since, in general, it is limited so that it can only be boot a computer with an operating system specific.
However, this user has managed to create the USB flash drive with which a PC can be booted, whether it has one operating system or another. to have yourself a bootable flash drive or also known as a bootable USB flash drive, this is what you will need.
Choose the USB drive wisely
There are two key elements that we must take into account when choosing a USB flash drive, internal storage and its performance. Therefore, we must choose a unit with high reading and writing speeds, as well as a large storage capacity.
Also, another important feature is that it has different connectors (USB type A and type C). In this way, we can use it on different computers even if it has one type of port or another. And with this, we will not have to always carry an adapter to connect the USB flash drive to the PC.
The application you will need
Once we have the USB Flash drive that meets the performance and storage requirements, it is time to find out which application or program we are going to need to be able to create a bootable drive that works for computers with different operating systems.
In this case we are going to resort to Ventoy, an open source tool that we can download completely free of charge that will help us create the bootable usb drive It works for different operating systems. We already have a Windows computer, like a PC with Linux. The good thing about this free application is that it will allow us to load different operating systems into the storage unit. For this reason, we recommend a unit with a large storage capacity, the more space it has, the more options we can have available on the flash drive.
Therefore, we are dealing with software that not only allows you to create storage units for boot for windows 10 u 11, but we can also use this same application for Linux distributions. However, the operating system that is left out it’s macOS. On its website, it lets us see the different operating systems it supports: ‘Windows, WinPE, Linux, ChromeOS, Unix, VMware, Xen’…
In addition, another important detail that we must take into account that not all bootable usb sticks that are created with this alternative will work on 100% of computers. Users have even been able to verify that the creation of this type of drives works better in Windows.
Although, generally, the compatibility is quite high. Although, in some cases we may have to disable secure boottemporarily, of some operating systems to be able to use this unit that we have created with Ventoy.
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