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, …

Etcher burns images to USB keys, SD cards, more
April 23, 2017 – 06:51 | No Comment
Etcher burns images to USB keys, SD cards, more

Etcher is an open-source cross-platform tool for burning images to SD cards, USB drives and other removable devices.
The program keeps operations to the bare minimum, all of them clearly displayed on a simple interface. Choose …

O&O AutoBackup 6.0 implements advanced job management, restructures user interface
February 23, 2017 – 07:17 | Comments Off on O&O AutoBackup 6.0 implements advanced job management, restructures user interface
O&O AutoBackup 6.0 implements advanced job management, restructures user interface

O&O Software GmbH has unveiled O&O AutoBackup 6.0, a major new version of its file-based backup and sync tool for Windows.
Version 6.0 adds support for advanced job management, restructures the user interface and backup process, …

Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!
February 15, 2017 – 06:05 | Comments Off on Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!
Safely eject almost any drive type with HotSwap!

Finished with that USB key? Unplugging it risks losing data, so in theory you should click the Windows “Safely remove hardware” icon, choose the drive, and wait to be told it’s safe to unplug.
Unfortunately, the …

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 …

Stop data leaks with GiliSoft USB Lock
May 29, 2016 – 03:53 | Comments Off on Stop data leaks with GiliSoft USB Lock
Stop data leaks with GiliSoft USB Lock

Networks, Internet, USB, wifi, Bluetooth, CD, DVD, Blu-ray– modern PCs make it easy to exchange files with the outside world.
Sounds great. Unless you’re running a business, perhaps managing several PCs, each packed with confidential files …

Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free
May 17, 2016 – 10:01 | Comments Off on Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free
Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free

Eassos PartitionGuru Free is an easy-to-use hard drive manager which can create, resize, split, extend, clone or recover partitions.
The latest edition can also format multiple USB keys simultaneously and automatically, without any user intervention at …

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 …

Reclaim lost disk space on a USB key with imageUSB
March 24, 2016 – 05:02 | Comments Off on Reclaim lost disk space on a USB key with imageUSB
Reclaim lost disk space on a USB key with imageUSB

There are many tools to help you customise a USB key. You could make it bootable, run one or more LiveCDs, lock it to prevent unauthorised access, create encrypted storage areas, and more.
This will often …

How to boot a USB key in VirtualBox
February 5, 2016 – 08:23 | Comments Off on How to boot a USB key in VirtualBox
How to boot a USB key in VirtualBox

VirtualBox is an amazing virtualisation tool, ideal for all kinds of software testing situations – unless they involve booting from USB, where there’s no direct support at all.
There’s a workaround which will sort-of solve the …

Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.3 adds Windows 10 support
December 31, 2015 – 06:31 | Comments Off on Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.3 adds Windows 10 support
Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.3 adds Windows 10 support

Bootable USB key creator Universal USB Installer has been updated with new support for Windows 10.
The developer says it’s “untested”, but we pointed the program at a Windows 10 setup ISO, and it built a …