Multi-boot tool Ventoy adds support for 32GB Fat32 and multi-languages

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 5, 2022
Updated • Dec 5, 2022
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The multi-boot tool Ventoy is updated regularly with new features. Ventoy 1.0.84 is the latest version, which adds support for 32 gigabyte and larger FAT32 storage devices and multi-language support in the Ventoy boot menu among other improvements.

ventoy boot menu languages

If you have never heard about Ventoy before, you may want to check our initial reviews first to get a better understand. Check out the first two reviews here, published in 2020.

Ventoy, basically, enables anyone to create bootable USB drives. Unlike most solutions, Ventoy comes with two main advantages. First, it supports multi-boot, which means, that you can place multiple operating systems, say Windows 10, Windows 11, and many Linux distributions, on a single stick. Second, because this is done using image files, e.g., ISO or WIM, instead of extracting the contents on the USB device.

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New users may want to check out the excellent support page, which includes many tutorials on using Ventoy. A good start is the "get started" section, which you may access here.

Ventoy 1.0.84

ventoy 1.0.84 interface

The official Ventoy 1.0.84 changelog lists a number of improvements. Two improvements stick out. The first adds multi-language support to the boot menu; this may not be that interesting for individuals who use Ventoy, but it may be a welcome option for uses by different users or even for distribution.

The boot manager displays a new language option, which may be activated with a tap on the L-key on the keyboard. Tapping L toggles the available languages.

The second major change is the ability to use Ventoy on 32 gigabyte and larger Fat32 disks. Speaking of disks, there is a new cluster size option available.

Ventoy 1.0.84 includes several other changes. The hotkey F1 displays help information now, instead of memdisk mode. Memdisk mode has the new hotkey Ctrl-d mapped to it in the new version of the application.

Closing Words

The open source boot tool Ventoy is improved regularly. It is an excellent tool to create multi-boot disks that you may use for a variety of purposes. From installing different versions of Windows or flavors of Linux, to running rescue disks to antivirus and backup solutions when needed.

Ventoy is completely free, but you may support the developer and development with a subscription.

Now You: do you use boot tools such as Ventoy?

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Multi-boot tool Ventoy adds support for 32GB Fat32 and multi-languages
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Open source multi-boot tool Ventoy 1.0.84 introduces support for 32GB Fat32 disks and multiple languages in the boot menu.
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  1. Paul(us) said on December 5, 2022 at 1:33 pm
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    I not only use Ventoy 1.0.84 (Mostly to create a bootable Linux USB drive) but also I love Rufus 3.21. I am a really big fan of Magic ISO Maker v5.5 bld 281.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm
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      Agree, Rufus is another excellent tool. Both have specific use-cases.

      1. BaZooka said on December 6, 2022 at 12:36 pm
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        Ventoy had a workaround for bypassing Windows 11 requirements, but sadly that one did not work for me using 22H2 so I just use Rufus when I install Windows 11. Other than that, Ventoy is just brilliant. It basically wiped out every other bootable USB stick solutions with one blow.

  2. Alex said on December 5, 2022 at 8:57 pm
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    Love Ventoy.
    Being able to have a ton of different ISOS on a single thumb drive makes everything easier.

  3. Blue Skies said on December 6, 2022 at 2:51 am
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    It is frustrating that it shows up on virustotal.com as 1/67 virus detection instead of 0.

  4. AM I ALLOWED TO LIKE CHEESE? said on December 6, 2022 at 4:40 am
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    Finally, Martin busts in and pops out a decent post, unlike the constant stream of M$ posts by you know who lately.

  5. Rakib said on December 6, 2022 at 7:10 am
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    To me, Rufus is better than Ventoy.

    1. brightspark said on December 6, 2022 at 2:46 pm
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      Please explain why you think Rufus is better than Ventoy? Rufus only allows for one ISO per flash drive while Ventoy can accommodate multiple ISOs per flash drive, only limited by the capacity of the flash drive.

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