BMB version(s) for HDM 2015?

Discussion in 'Other Paragon Disk Utilities' started by liviu, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. liviu

    liviu Registered Member

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    BMB (boot media builder) appears to have been retired from HDM 2015, supposedly superseded by RMB v3 (recovery media builder). However, at least one BMB feature is missing from the new RMB - the ability to write a previously created ISO image to a USB flash drive. This was quite useful, since the ISO only had to be created once, then could be written to a USB whenever necessary.

    For a real-life case, I have a BMB ISO created in HDM 2012, but the USB it was originally written to was rewritten many times since. How can I recreate a bootable USB from that particular ISO? I'll note that installing HDM 2015 insisted on uninstalling previous versions, so I no longer have HDM 2012/2014 installed.

    The "my downloads" page at paragon-software.com still shows the old versions I used, and offers a BMB v10.1.21.471_000 under HDM 2014 (dated Feb 2014, 111 MB .msi), and a v10.1.21.471_001 under HDM 2012 (dated Apr 2014, 201 MB .msi). Leaving the puzzle aside that HDM 2012 has a newer version of BMB than HDM 2014, but are either of those known to work with/alongside HDM 2015 - strictly for ISO-to-USB purposes?
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    To create a boot UFD from an ISO file, you can use Rufus, http://rufus.akeo.ie/?locale=en_US. It´s small, doesn´t install, reliable, very good. I use it frequently.
     
  3. liviu

    liviu Registered Member

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    Thanks, that will work indeed. However, it's a bit disappointing that what used to be a built-in function now requires 3rd party "hacks".