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How to create Windows installer USB stick using WinUSB

📅 2015-Dec-07 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ iso, ubuntu, windows, winusb ⬩ 📚 Archive

A USB thumb drive with Windows ISO on it can be used to install Windows newly or repair an existing installation of Windows. Such a bootable USB stick can be created easily on Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update  
$ sudo apt-get install winusb
$ sudo winusb --format /path/to/windows.iso /dev/sdc

Use the path to your ISO file and the device name of your USB drive instead of /dev/sdc in the above command.

You should be able to boot up and install Windows using this USB stick.

Tried with: Ubuntu 16.04