SR6.1 ISO available

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m3110w

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I'm a Spinrite 6 owner. Just wondering if the SR6.1 ISO is available? I did some looking around and searching and didn't find it.

I copied the SR6.1 image file to my Ventoy but it didn't work. I renamed the file to .iso and that also did not work.

Just curious if there will be an ISO of SR6.1 that I can copy to my Ventoy drive?
 
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Hi @m3110w:

SpinRite v6.1's Windows app DOES create an ISO file. But, as @AlanD correctly noted, Ventoy and SpinRite are fundamentally incompatible. When the first Ventoy users encountered problems I brought myself up to speed with Ventoy and determined that there was nothing I was able to do to get Ventoy and SpinRite 6.1 to coexist.

However, during this work I discovered the alternative (and actually much more capable, powerful and free) "Easy2Boot" (https://easy2boot.xyz/) tool which will similarly boot .ISO files and is completely compatible with SpinRite v6.1.
 
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