I like stuff to work first-shot, so I always use GParted or Partitionmanager to reformat all those media types prior to burning another image. And they just don't fail.
Complete agreement on my part.
Windows also has on-board tools to create an executable partition for Linux. It's very old and, as far as I know, has never been developed any further. But it works.
If you need more than a bare Windows, you have to pay if it's not open source.
I don't like paying for software that I only need for one purpose.
Donating something appropriate to volunteer developers or to give a favor is worth more, in my opinion, than paying rich but dependent companies. Linux forever!
The opposite of love isn't hate, it's indifference. I'm indifferent to Windows.
I will let you know when I get there via forum. (If there is internet)
The question was addressed to @sgs, and he gave the only correct answer: namely none at all.