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    Proper way to make a W10 bootable usb?

    I've tried WoeUSB a few times, it just won't boot. I've tried DD with same results. I would hate to buy an actual burnable dvd disc to do this but it seems I'm running out of options.

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    Re: Proper way to make a W10 bootable usb?

    I don't know what you did but perhaps this tutorial would help?
    https://itsfoss.com/bootable-windows-usb-linux/

    No access to a Windows machine?

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    Re: Proper way to make a W10 bootable usb?

    The procedure here works for me.
    Have used it a few times.

    https://itsfoss.com/bootable-windows-usb-linux/

    It has put into words and pictures what I have tried by trial and error.

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    Re: Proper way to make a W10 bootable usb?

    Another option similar to the link in post #3.

    https://www.onetransistor.eu/2014/09...om-ubuntu.html

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    Re: Proper way to make a W10 bootable usb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubi1200 View Post
    No access to a Windows machine?

    Cleared Windows out of my life totally awhile back. It's biting me in the ass now it seems. I'll give these a try in order. I know it's possible. I did it awhile back with this same flash drive and iso file to load a new machine for a friend who no longer lives in the area. Just can't get it again
    Last edited by Tadaen_Sylvermane; 3 Weeks Ago at 02:21 PM.

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    Re: Proper way to make a W10 bootable usb?

    For ISO to be converted to hybrid flash drives using dd, the ISO must be pre-configured as a hybrid. Windows is not, so dd will never work with Windows ISO and some Linux ISO also.

    If UEFI only, then can just extract ISO with 7-zip to FAT32 formatted drive with boot flag on FAT32 partition.
    Will not boot in BIOS mode

    If you only want UEFI boot.
    UEFI only bootable flash drive
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2299040

    UEFI bootable flash drives all boot from /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi from a FAT32 formatted device.
    So Windows also uses same file structure for UEFI boot as Ubuntu installer.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Proper way to make a W10 bootable usb?

    I'm beginning to wonder if something is wrong with the pc I am using to test. It loads the Windows installer without efi & secure boot. But once those are on, nothing.

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    Re: Proper way to make a W10 bootable usb?

    I was able to use this process successfully .. however it is not for Win 10 specifically: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

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    Re: Proper way to make a W10 bootable usb?

    https://techbit.ca/2019/02/creating-...e-using-linux/

    Found this and it worked. Made it manually instead of using 7zip though. Just mounted the iso and copied the files. I haven't done an actual install yet, not till Friday. But for the moment it booted with secure boot and efi.
    Last edited by Tadaen_Sylvermane; 3 Weeks Ago at 02:18 AM.

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