USB Image Tool 1.63

The new version makes the device selection more persistent, when device changes are detected by Windows. In previous versions, the currently selected device lost the selection focus, when a new device was plugged in or a device was removed. Additionally, the file format for MD5 hashes has been standardized. The new version can be found in the download section.


13 Responses to “USB Image Tool 1.63”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Hi Alex,

    thanks a bunch for adding my proposal, the MD5 standard, but the md5 file has the wrong EOL marker.

    You are adding 0x0A00 (!) right now instead of 0x0D0A… 😉


  2. Alex Says:

    @Jeff: Thanks for the tip, I will fix it in the next days.

  3. Ivan Says:

    Hi Alex,

    I’m restoring a 2 GB (~1800 MB) image to a 4 GB SD card via SD-USB adapter and using “Device mode”.

    Version 1.63 reports that the image is too large, so I have to tick “truncate oversize images” to proceed (but it goes fine afterwards). This wasn’t happening in 1.62 and previous versions. Can you check it in the code?

    I’m using Intel USB controller and 64-bit Windows 7 SP1 with latest updates.


  4. Alex Says:

    @Ivan: I have made a quick test with a 4Gb image and a 8Gb flash drive, but it was working correctly. Did you use a compressed image file? I haven’t changed the size check routines from 1.62 to 1.63.

  5. Ivan Says:

    No, it’s an uncompressed image, created using USB Image Tool 1.63 from a 2 GB card, and then tried to write it using the same version onto a 4 GB card.

  6. Alex Says:

    @Ivan: Still, I can’t recreate this situation. Do you have a screenshot of USB Image Tool, that shows the device information and exact file size?

  7. Superman Says:


    I am new here 🙂

    I was just wondering USB Image Tool is better then Microsoft own Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool?

    I am always tryf to use the best software I can find so if USB Image Tool is better I would switch.

  8. Alex Says:

    @Superman: To convert a Windows 7 image for USB install, I would suggest to use the Microsoft tool, because it es especially intended for that purpose. Maybe it does also some conversion on the iso file, which USB Image Tool doesn’t.

  9. Superman Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for that info I will definitely keep Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool around.

    So if I may ask what kind of things would USB Image Tool be good for?

    Thanks 🙂

  10. Alex Says:

    @Superman: You can use it for any other kind of bootable image, make a 1:1 backup, if you need your flash drive for another purpose for a short time.

  11. Jeff Says:

    @Alex: Thanks for the fix and Merry Christmas! 🙂

    You can replace Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool with Rufus, it’s much faster:

  12. Superman Says:

    Thanks Jeff 🙂

    I will check out Rufus for sure

  13. steve hermes Says:


    Thanks for a great tool.

    We have what we believe are bad SD cards.

    Your tool will burn an image with no complaint, but the image does not boot or run correctly.

    Is it possible that your tool will write data to bad blocks ? Or is it the responsibility of the SD card to put the data in good blocks, and fail if it can not ?

    Any insight into this you can provide would be very helpfull.

    Please reply to my email,

    Thanks alot.

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