Using the program Universal USB Installer, is it possible to make a Ubuntu Live USB so I can boot the USB, Use Ubuntu until I get bored, shut down my computer, remove the the Live USB and then just use Windows normally?


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Yes, you can do it. If you want to know how to use UUI, then follow these steps:

  1. Select the operating system: You can select almost any Linux distribution here, you can even select antivirus tools and Windows installers (Windows Vista to Windows 10)

  2. Select the image of the distribution or operating system or antivirus tool you choosed. UUI also offers the original website's link in case you don't have the ISO image.

  3. Select the device you want to install it on. (Be careful, you're better using a USB, not your harddrive!)

  4. Let UUI do the job. After it says you're done, you can reboot and boot to your USB.

Here's a image of the latest UUI version: This is UUI! My reputation is 144!


On Ubuntu you can use


It should be installed by default (or get it by apt-get).

Or, from Windows, use UUI. Don't use Unetbootin for an Ubuntu 15 stick, because currently it's not working.


Personally, I've never used Universal USB installer,so I cannot comment on that. Unetbootin has always met all my needs for creating LiveUSB. I've used it with Puppy Linux and Ubuntu. Very simple and works.

However, if you plan on using Ubuntu without installing, then I'd suggest using Virtual Box or VMWare to create an Ubuntu virtual machine. You can use it from within Windows, and it's a safe way to learn about basic steps needed in creating an actual installation.

  • I kinda want to use a Live USB, so i can use it in multiple devices
    – Jordii
    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:29
  • @Jordii Well, basic answer is "Yes, you can". I'd use an external hard drive with full installation, however. It's performance is a little better than USB jump drive, and jump drives can lag a little bit. Dec 6, 2015 at 10:31
  • I know it serves no purpose, seth. @Serg If he wants Ubuntu 14.10, that's not fine, also for newer versions. Also one time Unetbootin completely corrupted my Ubuntu!
    – Star OS
    Dec 7, 2015 at 20:31

on windows

download the ubuntu iso image you want to try,, download win 32 disk imager, use win 32 disk imager to write the iso image to the usb stick you wish to use, this usb will be overwritten of any info you have on it

turn off computer plug in usb and turn back on, press f2 f12 or during bios load to choose boot from usb if you computer does not automatically, if you want hit f2 during bios load, go to boot options, move usb to top of list, and hdd one below to boot from usb auto any time a usb with os on it is present

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