How to boot UBCD from a USB drive


UBCD is a freeware bootable  recovery CD that contains a collection of software and tools that can be used  to help recover and troubleshoot a computer that is unable to boot.

The official UBCD web page is found at:    http://www.ubcd4win.com/

The UBCD is a great tool for any technicians or users tool belt to troubleshoot common computer related issues. However, it’s a burden to carry a CD with you everywhere, which is why making a bootable USB flash drive with UBCD can be a lifesaver. Below are the steps on how to make a bootable UBCD that boots from a flash drive.

1. Download the latest UBCD ISO  from the UBCD website.

2. Download the Universal USB Installer (UUI) from Pendrivelinux.

3. Once both of these files have been downloaded run the setup for the USB Installer and then run the program to get a window similar to the below example.

USB installer

4. From the Universal USB Installer window select  “Ultimate Boot CD” as the Linux Distribution, Browse to the location of the ISO, Select the USB drive you want to use, and then click the Create button.

Once the above steps have been completed the USB Installer will take a few minutes to copy the files to the USB flash drive and once completed you should be able to boot from the USB flash drive.

Tip: With most computes will  need to enter the boot menu and select the flash drive to boot from that drive.

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