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Install WinUSB 1.0.11 on Ubuntu, CentOS – Make Bootable Windows USB Stick

WinUSB 1.0.11 the most recent update, is a simple tool that enables you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image as well as from a real DVD. Its supports the following images Windows Vista, Seven, 8 installer for any language and any version (home, pro versions) as well as Windows PE.

The software contains two programs:

  • A WinUSB-gui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use, as well as
  • Winusb: the command line tool

Supported bootmodes:

  • Legacy/MBR-style/IBM PC compatible bootmode
  • Native UEFI booting is supported for Windows 7 and later images (with a limitation of only FAT filesystem can be used as target filesystem)

How to Install Winusb 1.0.11 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install winusb

How to remove Winusb 1.0.11 from Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt remove winusb

winusb 1.0.11

How to Install Winusb 1.0.11 on CentOS 7, RHEL

  • To install Winusb on CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, use the yum command so that it also installs all required dependencies
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/zhonghuaren/Fedora_25/x86_64/winusb-1.0.11-8.1.x86_64.rpm

sudo yum install winusb-1.0.11-8.1.x86_64.rpm

winusb 1.0.11

WinUSB Commandline

WinUSB comes with a commandline feature, hence you can create a Windows 7 or above usb installer with the following commands as root

sudo winusb --format <iso path> <device>

For Example :

sudo winusb --format Download/Images/Windows8.iso /dev/sdc1

What this command means is:

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Download/Images/Windows8.iso is the location where the iso file for the operating system is stored while /dev/sdc1 is the device path.

Note: to get the device path use the df command

If you run into any issues or not able to create the needed bootable USB stick, then please feel free to comment below. This would allow others who may have come across same issue to assist when they see your comment.

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