According to winimage.com, "WinImage is a fully-fledged disk-imaging suite".
In our case, we can use it to write a Mageia iso on a USB stick.
Its main advantage, for our purposes, is that it can work in environments with restrictions, like Microsoft Windows 7 Starter.
WinImage is an ASP shareware program.
WinImage is shareware. You may evaluate it for a trial period of 30 days.
After 30 days, if you wish to continue using WinImage, you need to register.
With WinImage, we will be "restoring" our ISO copy, on the USB flash drive.
+ We start WinImage as administrators.
+ A pop-up...
+ From the menu, we choose:
Disk -> Use removable disk X:
where X is our USB stick.
+ And we go on to "restore" our copy:
Disk -> Restore Virtual Hard Disk Image on physical drive...
+ We click on the correct drive (in the example: 4GB Generic-Multi-Card), and then OK.
+ We choose the ISO file we wish to use.
(note: to be able to see the .iso files in the file manager, we must have it set to show "All Files(*.*)"
+ Last warning: All the data in the physical drive will be deleted. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SELECTED THE RIGHT DRIVE
+ And the process will start (and finish in a while).
+ Microsoft tools might show our USB drive as being empty, although the data has been written correctly.
+ Another tool, from EASEUS, gives us a better view.
+ While Mageia (and Mandriva) will show exactly what has happened.