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Universal USB Installer 1.9.7.8

Easily transfer your favourite Linux live CD distro to a USB stick, on a Windows PC

by Mike Williams

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Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 02 May 2017
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Universal USB Installer
Easily transfer your favourite Linux live CD distro to a USB stick, on a Windows PC

The Universal USB Installer is a tiny tool which makes it easy to copy a Linux live CD to a USB stick, so improving performance and making it possible to save files and settings.

The process starts by simply choosing your preferred distribution from a list. All the usual candidates are included: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Puppy Linux variations and a whole lot more. And there's a good selection of Linux-based utility discs, too: GParted, System Rescue CD and antivirus rescue CDs from AVG, Avira, BitDefender, F-Secure and Kaspersky, amongst others.

Next, point Universal USB Installer to your distro's live CD ISO file. Or, if you don't have it, use the program's built-in download link to grab a copy.

Now point Universal USB Installer at your USB flash drive. (Choose the wrong drive here and it'll be overwritten, so be very, very careful.)

If the selected live CD has a persistence option, where you're able to save files and settings, then you'll have the option to set aside some space on the USB drive for this purpose.

And finally, clicking Create will transfer the LiveCD files to your USB stick (overwriting any current contents), and make it bootable, ready for immediate use. (Although of course this will only work if your hardware supports USB booting, and it's enabled in the BIOS, so you may want to confirm that if the system won't boot from your drive.)

Version 1.9.7.8 (Changelog)
- Update to support KDE Neon, Devuan, Vinari OS, and Ubuntu Budgie.

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A quick and easy way to set up a complete Linux distro on a USB stick

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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