Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji
Quote: Originally Posted by BoseRoHS
Well in my opinion those boot programs do a half ass job than doing it by command line yourself. You have the boot tools already installed on windows, no need to download crap tools.
That only shows that you haven't even tried those programs before making those comments and have some preconceived notions.
As bobafethotmail rightly said, for ordinary users doing anything with the command line is a daunting task and they are likely to go wrong in using the correct commands, syntax and what not.
An intuitive GUI software which mostly act as a frontend is preferred. Even I do not use diskpart clean all to write zeros to all sectors. It is too cumbersome. It is easy to use the HDD Low level Format Tool. Select the drive and click format and watch the progress..
One cannot expect an ordinary user to attain proficiency in using command line to do all jobs. And if you are unaware, once upon a time we always wrote programs in DOS and Windows when it made its debut was merely a frontend to it.
Why don't you go back to DOS and do everything in DOS and prove yourself that only commandline is best?
Obviously someone has their wittle panties in a bunch?
Really, I've never used them? Hmmm I've certainly used over 20 different variations of the software and none of them do as they claim. I'd rather stick to HP's "HPUSBDisk" to format the drive to NTFS or the simple format fs:NTFS /quick (shockingly difficult, oh no!!), oh then diskpart ... blah select volume , or select disk ... oh no ... a total of maybe 10 seconds of which this software you use consume more time just loading that junk software that MAYBE does the job correctly 50% of the time when in fact creating the USB as a physical drive within command line can be done in less than 10 seconds.
I guess it's VERY hard to remember less than 7 commands vs. oh lets clicky button.
Heh, sad to say if "ordinary" users are too lazy to figure out how to command line a USB bootable drive you shouldn't be operating a computer period. Hell, I was doing all this at 6 years old on Windows 3.1!!! It's TOO simple! I hear on a daily basis from whinny Windows users "oh i can't do this or that".... Ok , make a switch to Linux or OSX and you actually need to place some effort into utilizing the OS.