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How to create Windows Bootable USB in Ubuntu – WinUSB

WinUSB is a simple tool that enables you to create Windows Bootable USB in Ubuntu, your own USB stick windows installer from an ISO image or a real DVD. This package contains two programs:

WinUSB on Ubuntu 14.04
WinUSB on Ubuntu 14.04

WinUSB-gui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use
winusb: the command line tool

Currently there is no version for Ubuntu 14.04 in Ubuntu Repository. To successfully install Winusb on Ubuntu 14.04, you need to install the Saucy version and run the dependencies fix switch to fix the dependencies.

To make a bootable USB of Windows 10  from CMD see our tutorial on How to create a bootable Windows 10  USB drive using command Prompt.
Note: This version of the article is not updated, and may not work on some devices.

Install WinUSB on Ubuntu from source

– Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal, download the deb files

32bit

64bit

– Install Winusb

– Fix dependencies errors

Install WinUSB on Ubuntu from PPA

If to Create a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu through WinUSB software on Ubuntu 13.10,13.04,12.10,12.04, run the below commands on terminal to install WinUSB from a PPA,

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install winusb

If you are using Ubuntu 14.04 and wondering how to create a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu through WinUSB software on Ubuntu 14.04, run the below commands on terminal to install WinUSB from PPA

Using WinUSB to make bootable USB Stick

Using WinUSB to create Windows Bootable USB in Ubuntu
Using WinUSB to create Windows Bootable USB in Ubuntu

WinUSB comes with a simple GUI with minimal options to go with, here is how to use WinUSB to make bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu. You can use any Windows ISO may be for XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or any other.

  1. Insert Flash Drive & Get your Windows ISO (I used Windows 10 Technical Preview) or insert the Windows CD/DVD
  2. Start WinUSB and, nothing else really needs to be explained.
  3. Consequently, select your Source which can be either ISO or CD Drive
  4. Pick your Target (USB) Device. If it doesn’t appear, hit refresh and make sure it’s mounted.
  5. Click on “Install” and enter your Password (required to mount devices and write directly to drives)

 

Finally, when you boot your computer with the USB inserted. Another important thing to know is configuring Boot Options and Priority. You can change the boot order for computer to place the Bootable USB Drive before main hard-drive or SSDs.

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