WinToHDD

WinToHDD 4.2

Free
Install a new Windows from an ISO image or clone your operating system
3.8  (9 votes)
4.2 (See all)
Make a clone of your current operating system on a different partition from your hard-disk or install a new operating system on a different drive directly from its ISO image. The tool supports both the 32 as well as 64-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista.

WinToHDD is intended to install Windows without the need to use an installation disc. The program supports various versions of this widely used operating system, including Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It has an easy-to-use interface, and everything is done with the help of a wizard, which makes this tool appropriate for any kind of user.

When you start the program, there is a welcoming screen from which you can access its four main features. First, you are allowed to reinstall Windows directly from an image file (ISO, WIM, ESD, SWM, VHD, VHDX) without the necessity of using a disc or even a USB drive. The second choice is quite similar but it lets you perform a completely new installation. The third button starts a process that allows you make an exact copy of your operating system to a standard hard disk or a solid-state drive. Finally, this tool has the unique feature of creating a multi-installation USB, which means that it can install any of various Windows versions from the same external storage device. Luckily, both BIOS and UEFI machines are supported.

To conclude, WinToHDD allows more installation types than most other programs of the same type. When tried, it worked exactly as described by its developer. In my opinion, it has a single limitation: it does not support creating Windows XP installers. I am glad that this product can be used for free if you have non-commercial purposes. However, there is a more powerful edition available for purchase.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports multiple Windows versions
  • Compatible with various types of disks and ISO image files
  • Creates installers that work on BIOS and UEFI machines
  • Creates multi-installation USB drives

Cons

  • Does not support Windows XP
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