With Ventoy, you don't need to format the disk again and again, you just need to copy the iso file to the USB drive and boot it. You can copy many iso files at a time and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them. Both Legacy BIOS and UEFI are supported in the same way. 420+ ISO files are tested. A "Ventoy Compatible" concept is introduced by ventoy, which can help to support any ISO file.

Can I install Ventoy to a partition in my installed disc?

Yes. You can install Ventoy to virtually any drive, including a partition on your local disk. This means it can be installed in most USB drives, removable HD, SD Card, SATA HDD and SSD.

What operating systems are compatible with Ventoy?

Ventoy is compatible with Linux, macOS and most versions of Windows, this includes Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11. For Windows 11 Ventoy has the ability to bypass the hardware check when installing.

What kind of BIOS does Ventoy support?

Ventoy supports various BIOS that include the x86 Legacy BIOS, IA32 UEFI, x86_64 UEFI, ARM64 UEFI and MIPS64EL UEFI BIOS.

What are the best Ventoy alternatives?

Rufus, YUMI and Etcher are among the most renowned Ventoy alternatives. Though only Etcher is compatible with macOS as is Ventoy.

Features

  • 100% open source
  • Simple to use
  • Fast (limited only by the speed of copying iso file)
  • Directly boot from iso file, no extraction needed
  • Legacy + UEFI supported in the same way
  • UEFI Secure Boot supported (1.0.07+)
  • Persistence supported (1.0.11+)
  • MBR and GPT partition style supported (1.0.15+)
  • WIM files boot supported (Legacy + UEFI) (1.0.12+)
  • Auto installation supported (1.0.09+)
  • ISO files larger than 4GB supported
  • Native boot menu style for Legacy & UEFI
  • Most type of OS supported, 300+ iso files tested
  • Not only boot but also complete installation process
  • ISO files can be listed in List mode/TreeView mode Notes
  • "Ventoy Compatible" concept
  • Plugin Framework
  • USB drive write-protected support
  • USB normal use unaffected
  • Data nondestructive during version upgrade
  • No need to update Ventoy when a new distro is released

What's New

  • Fix the VHD(x) boot issue introduced in 1.0.87.
  • Add more options for Windows command line mode. Notes
  • VentoyPlguson: Fix VTOY_WIN11_BYPASS_CHECK option web page display issue.
  • Fix that workaround #2 not working for Legacy BIOS access limit.
  • Fix a syntax error in F4 localboot.
  • Show file checksum menu title according to the existence of checksum value.
  • Automatically switch to en_US when use text mode.
  • Add unsupported tip message for 4k native disk.
  • languages.json update
  • Add return to previous menu in secondary boot menu for convenience.
  • Add max value for screen resolution option in theme plugin. Notes
  • Fix the bug when F2 browse and boot VHD/VHDX files in an extend logic partition.
  • Fix the menu title of F5 Tools ---> Power ---> $VTLANG_POWER_REBOOT_EFIFW
  • Support BSD style for .md5/.sha1/.sh256/.sha512 checksum file. (#2112)
  • Support VENTOY_CHECKSUM file for checksum value match. Notes
  • Disable Fn hotkeys in autoinstall/persistence/wim select menu.
  • Fix the blank item in the last of Language select menu.
  • Fix the menu display issue when use persistence (VTLANG_NO_PERSISTENCE).
  • Add support for Lenovo Product Recovery iso file.
  • Add support for Dell PER ISO. (#2113)
  • grub2 mode supports Porteus ISO file.
  • Fix the file path when file checksum in F2 browse mode.
  • Add new menu languages
  • languages.json update