Yumi is a utility that allows you to easily create a bootable thumb drive on your computer.
Devices of this type are useful for formatting PCs and re-running machines that do not boot properly.
One of the main differentials of the program is the support for USB multiboot, which allows making multiple operating systems, antivirus and other software on the pen drive to boot into Windows, Linux or another system as required.
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To facilitate the task, the user has access to download links for the ISO files needed for installation.
See, in the following step by step, how to use Yumi to create a bootable flash drive.
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How to download and use portable version
Download Yumi and keep the EXE file in a safe and easily accessible location on your PC.
The portable program, then, does not need to be installed to use.
Just double-click on the executable to open it;
Download the Yumi executable on the computer Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Connect the pen drive to the computer's USB port;
Connect the pen drive to the computer Photo: Paulo Alves / dnetc
If Yumi does not recognize the pen drive automatically, click on Showing all drives and try to open the device list again;
Select the pen drive on Yumi Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Linux bootable flash drive
Select the desired Linux distribution from the list and check the Download link box to automatically open the address to download the corresponding ISO file;
Select the system and get the download link Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Then, click Browse and select the downloaded file to proceed with the installation.
Finally, click Create and wait a few seconds to finish the procedure;
Install the system on the pen drive Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Windows bootable flash drive
Yumi does not offer direct Windows ISO download.
Therefore, I first need to download the file to the computer with the official Microsoft tool and then use the bootable pen drive creator.
The similar configuration used for Linux: scroll to the Windows to go / Installers section and select Windows Vista / 7/8/10 installer;
Create bootable Windows installer using Yumi Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Antivirus bootable flash drive
The procedure is also similar for installing antiviruses, disk retrievers and other utilities on the flash drive via Yumi.
Scroll down to the sections Antivirus tools and System tools to choose what to install and click the Download link to download the selected program.
Install antivirus and utilities on the same pen drive Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Yumi allows you to apply several systems and programs on the same pen drive.
To do this, just click Yes when asked if you want to install more ISO files on the same disk after the first installation;
Yumi allows you to install more than one system or program on the same pen drive Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
When booting from the pen drive on a computer, Yumi displays a manager that allows you to choose what should be started at the moment;
Yumi allows you to choose a system or program to boot from the flash drive Photo: Reproduo / Yumi
Uninstall pen drive systems
To remove a system from a bootable flash drive with Yumi, connect the USB to the computer, select it on Yumi and check the View or Remove Installed Distros option.
Then, select the system you want to uninstall and click Remove.
Remove one or more systems from a bootable flash drive on Yumi Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves