How to Create an All-in-One OS Bootable USB(2 Ways)

Ventory and AOMEI Backupper can assist you to create all in one OS bootable USB. If you are interested in it, please follow to read!


By Maggie Updated on November 6, 2023

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What does it mean: all-in-one OS bootable USB?

All-in-one OS bootable USB or a multi-boot USB is a flash drive that enables you to boot multiple ISO files from a single device. It's a fast, efficient, and cost-effective tool that lets you reboot or repair your operating system, run a live system, or install new software using just one flash drive.

How to create a multiboot USB disk in Windows

Here is the full guide to creating all OS in one USB bootable, please follow the below instructions step-by-step.

Preparation: Readying Your USB Disk Drive

Multiple OS on one USB can host multiple versions of Windows and various Linux distributions on a single bootable disk.

  • Ventoy, in particular, is highly beneficial for Linux users dealing with different distributions, each with its unique features.
  • What’s more, AOMEI Backupper is professional software that can create all-in-one bootable USB for both Linux and WinPE users.

Before you proceed, if you lack the ISO files for Windows OS, please download Windows 11/10/8.1/7 ISO files on your USB drive.

# 1. Create multiboot USB via Ventoy

If you have the necessary ISO files and a 16GB USB flash drive ready, here are the steps to create a multiboot USB disk in Windows using Ventoy.

Step 1. Go to the official Ventoy GitHub releases page and download the Ventoy Windows zip file.

Step 2. Launch Ventoy

  • Plug in your USB drive.
  • Unzip the file.
  • Open the extracted folder and locate the "Ventoy2disk.exe" file.
  • Double-click on "Ventoy2disk.exe" to launch Ventoy.

Step 3. After Ventoy starts, you'll find your USB drive in the list. If you don't see it, pick your USB drive from the list and click Install.


Step 4. Ventoy will install on your USB drive. Just copy all the ISOs to the same drive where Ventoy is installed, and your multiboot USB will be good to go.

Copy ISO Files

That's how you create a multiboot USB drive with Ventoy. Simply choose the USB drive from boot options, pick the target ISO from Ventoy's menu, and you're ready to go!

# 2. An easier way to create a bootable USB----AOMEI Backupper

If you need easy and dependable multi-boot USB software to teach you how to create a multi-bootable USB, you're in luck! AOMEI Backupper Standard provides a secure and free solution for creating bootable USB drives. Check out its advanced features below:

♥ It allows you to make a bootable USB for both Windows PE and Linux systems.
♥ You can use a USB flash drive, CD, or DVD as bootable media. Additionally, you have the option to export AOMEI ISO files as needed.
♥ It supports Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, which can replace Rufus to create a bootable media.

Here I will guide you to create a bootable USB drive via 4 simple steps.

  • Please download and install this software on your PC via the below link.
  • And still insert the USB you prepared.
Download FreewareWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper. Select Create Bootable Media option under the Tools tab.

Create Bootable Media

Step 2. In the window that appears, select the option Windows PE - Create bootable disc based on Windows PE (recommended), and then click on Next.

♥Tip: Alternatively, you can opt for a bootable disk based on the Linux kernel. However, please note that a Linux-based bootable media provides limited access to the basic functions of AOMEI Backupper.

Windows Bootable Disc

Step 3. To create a bootable USB drive, simply choose USB Boot Device as indicated in the screenshot, and then click on Next.

Select USB Device

Step 4. When the operation is done, just click Finish to exit the interface.


So here are 2 ways to create all-in-one bootable USB, through Ventoy, and one easier way: using AOMEI Backupper.

Additionally, AOMEI Backupper is a famous and reliable backup and restore software that enables you to backup files to external hard drives like USB as well.

Maggie · Editor
Maggie is a technical editor from AOMEI and troubleshoots technical problems against data protection. She has received professional and systematic technical training. With a focus on user experience, security, and problem-solving, she always puts herself in the readers' shoes and provides them with valuable technical insights.