What is the best way to create a bootable USB drive from any given ISO file meant for bootable CD or DVD?

It seems ridiculous that the USB manufacturers did not build into or provide the option to load software designed to
take .iso files and create bootable USB drives as they do bootable cdroms/dvds

Supposedly powerIso is considered the best for $30 after downloading the trial version. But how safe is it? Do I need to wory about viruses? CNET has lost it there in not being able to gaurentee its downloads free of malware
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
A number of users in here use Rufus to create a bootable USB key. It appears to have a decent reputation but I have not (at this point) needed a bootable USB key because Lenovo supplies them that way.

Andrea BalassoFull Stack Java DeveloperCommented:
Usually I use Universal USB Installer to create bootable USB to install various Linux distribution. This is the link :


In the main menu, you can find the linux distribution that it can manage, but at bottom it is possible also to select windows image and others non linux options, so you can try.

The software is standalone.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I second RUFUS as I've used it extensively. CNET's download.com is known for bundling other software so be extra careful when doing the installation i.e. browser home pages changed and search engines changed to yahoo
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and YUMI is the tool i use for multiple booting : https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/
you can also use it for single boot
Obaid ur RehmanTechnical and Operations ManagerCommented:
Third Rufus. Also used Unetbootin https://unetbootin.github.io/

Both are fine.
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
For single USB boot - Rufus, for multiboot USBs, easy2boot wins hands down.

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