I’ve given up burning ISOs to a disc. CDs are in the past. It took time to burn them, store them, and find them. I have all my CDs/DVDs in ISO form using another awesome lightweight utility that creates ISOs.
YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator
YUMI is a utility I’ve been using to load ISOs to a bootable USB disk. The process is pretty dead simple and takes but a few moments to transfer an image to the USB disk.
- Choose the destination USB Device
- The type of ISO
- The source .iso file
Removing ISOs is equally simple via the View and Remove Installed Distors.
Providing your system has the proper boot order to allow booting from a USB, YUMI will startup and ask what ISO you wish to launch. From there – business as usual.
I was searching around and found a set ISO utilities that are a great pair together. Both have no cost.
Portable Lightweight ISO Rip utility
LCISOCreator is great for creating .iso rips of a cd quickly.
ISOs rips are bootable for virtual machines. For physical machines I load the ISOs to a bootable USB disk. The interface can’t get much simpler. I can’t think of more to say.
Developers’s site seems to be no more.
Portable Lightweight ISO Mount utility
PortableWinCDEmu is great for mounting .iso files to a new virtual drive quickly.
The app does have to load a driver, naturally. The driver can be removed right from the app when you are finished. You can mount multiple images.
Supported image formats: iso, cue, img, nrg, mds, ccd, bin