Quickly check a bootable USB key or ISO with Bootable USB Test
May 11, 2017 – 06:39 | No Comment
Quickly check a bootable USB key or ISO with Bootable USB Test

You’ve downloaded an ISO recovery disc, maybe used it to create a bootable USB key– but does it work? Finding out can be a hassle as you close down applications, reboot, maybe tweak your BIOS, …

cdrtfe is an open-source CD, DVD and BD burner
May 3, 2017 – 11:00 | No Comment
cdrtfe is an open-source CD, DVD and BD burner

Veteran Windows disc burner cdrtfe has been updated to version 1.5.7.
This is a maintenance release, though with some worthwhile tweaks, including smarter verification for ISO burning operations and a RAW writing mode for CUE files.

Three ways to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update
August 3, 2016 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Three ways to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Three ways to get Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft has finally begun rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary Update to the masses. It’s a major update which makes a smarter Cortana available on the lock screen, brings Calendar integration to the taskbar, a native …

Easily find genuine Windows and Office images with Windows ISO Downloader
July 1, 2016 – 07:11 | Comments Off on Easily find genuine Windows and Office images with Windows ISO Downloader
Easily find genuine Windows and Office images with Windows ISO Downloader

Would you like to try out Windows 10 in a virtual machine, or maybe create a USB installer for Windows 7 or 8? Then you’ll probably have to track down an image of that particular …

Manage virtual CD, DVD, HD-DVD or BD drives with ImgDrive
June 1, 2016 – 04:11 | Comments Off on Manage virtual CD, DVD, HD-DVD or BD drives with ImgDrive
Manage virtual CD, DVD, HD-DVD or BD drives with ImgDrive

ImgDrive is a free tool which can mount multiple disc images as virtual CD, DVD, HD-DVD or BD drives.
The program works with iso, ccd, cue, isz, mds and nrg images.

Passcape ISO Burner adds FAT32 support for >32GB USB sticks
May 4, 2016 – 05:39 | Comments Off on Passcape ISO Burner adds FAT32 support for >32GB USB sticks
Passcape ISO Burner adds FAT32 support for >32GB USB sticks

Passcape Software has shipped Passcape ISO Burner 2.1 with a new option to format high capacity (>32GB) USB sticks to FAT32.
Windows can’t do this, but the developer explains “the program now uses its own code …

How to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs with ‘Threshold 2’
November 17, 2015 – 07:50 | Comments Off on How to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs with ‘Threshold 2’
How to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs with ‘Threshold 2’

Windows 10 version 1511 (codenamed ‘Threshold 2’) is here, and it’s smarter, faster, with new features for Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Mail, Maps, Photos, Xbox and a whole lot more.
Windows 10 updates can take a while …

Boot your PC from a virtual drive with Simple VHD Manager
September 17, 2015 – 04:40 | Comments Off on Boot your PC from a virtual drive with Simple VHD Manager
Boot your PC from a virtual drive with Simple VHD Manager

Freeware developer Sordum has released Simple VHD Manager, a tiny portable tool which makes it easier to access and use virtual drives (VHD, VHDX, ISO) in Windows 7 and later.
Drag and drop your files onto …

Build a custom Windows setup disc with NTLite
June 9, 2015 – 06:00 | Comments Off on Build a custom Windows setup disc with NTLite
Build a custom Windows setup disc with NTLite

Reinstalling Windows is tedious, especially if you need to do it on a regular basis. It’s not just a matter of grinding your way through Windows Setup, it’s everything you have to do afterwards to …

ISOBuster 3.5 adds support for large drives with 64-bit sector addressing
December 15, 2014 – 06:06 | Comments Off on ISOBuster 3.5 adds support for large drives with 64-bit sector addressing
ISOBuster 3.5 adds support for large drives with 64-bit sector addressing

Smart Projects has released ISOBuster 3.5, a major new version of its shareware data recovery tool. Although the program now supports recovery from a variety of different drives, it’s still renowned for its ability to …

Manage disc images anywhere with Passcape ISO Burner
December 7, 2014 – 07:16 | Comments Off on Manage disc images anywhere with Passcape ISO Burner
Manage disc images anywhere with Passcape ISO Burner

It’s generally very easy to work with ISO files on a modern PC. Archiving programs can extract their contents, mastering software will burn them to disc, even Windows has offered basic support since Windows 7.
If …