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How do I create a bootable USB Flash Drive from an ISO image?

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I need to run a Disk Management tool (Acronis Disk Director) from a bootable USB Flash Drive.

Acronis Disk Director is an ISO image that boots perfectly from CD and I have the ISO image and extracted files available.

I have a 1 GB quality USB Flash drive which I need to make bootable with the above ISO image on.  In other words, I need to make the Acronis Disk Director boot from my USB flash drive.

I have found many references to making a bootable USB flash drive from XP installation discs - but seemingly the same principles do not apply to any other from of .ISO image.

Also tried PeToUSB, and the HP bootable Utility without success.

The machine for which this is to be used can definitely boot from USB as the manufacturer states this in the user guide / BIOS settings.
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Well, here's a text that describes a rather lengthy way to get this to work under Windows:
http://aaltonen.us/2004/03/01/tip-boot-from-usb-key-addendum/

If you don't want to follow that complicated strategy, and also want to avopid using something as dangerous as dd (http://www.chrysocome.net/dd - check the examples), then I'd suggest you try UNetbooIn: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net

It is mainly used to create bootable linux flash drives, but it can also write any iso to a flash drive (select option "Diskimage" and point it to your iso). A Linux loader will still be created, but I guess that will work to boot a Windows bootable, too.
I can't remember whether I ever tried this myself, though, so there is no 100% guarantee.
Don't forget to format your drive with the HP tool prior to burning, so that all traces of earlier attempts are removed.
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