WinUSB is a simple tool that enable you to create your own usb stick windows installer from an iso image or a real DVD.
This package contains two programs:
- WinUSB-gui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use.
- winusb: the command line tool.
Supported images: Windows Vista, Seven, 8 installer for any language and any version (home, pro...) and Windows PE.
New release (1.0.11) : 2013-03-28
You can download the WinUSB binary here.
Binaries are programs that can be directly used on your computer. If you just want to try or use WinUSB, it's a good choice.
Using the PPA is recomended since you will receive updates automaticaly from your update manager.
You only need to install the PPA (Personal Package Archives) once. In order to do that, you just need to lunch this command :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight && sudo apt-get update
Then, you can simply use this apt-url to install WinUSB : apt://winusb.
You can also download the debian package of WinUSB manualy if you want :
You can download the WinUSB sources here.
If you just want to try or use this program, please download the binaries (it's easier)
Written by David Jackson on 2014-02-09 at 11h 51min.
The internet has become so corrupted. How many times have I / every one else click on a site to download something, only to be redirected muiltiple times "for nothing" but only to waste our time and money. There needs to be massive purges in this world. You crooks need to be put on your knews and have your heads cut off.
Written by Michael on 2014-02-01 at 22h 28min.
I have tried multiple distributions as well as multiple flash drives...
I have tried the --format method as well as formatting manually and using the --install method.
I have tried vista, 7 and 8.
Installing grub... (this part takes a few hours for some reason)
grub-install: warning: Attempting to install GRUB to a disk with multiple partition labels. This is not supported yet..
grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
grub-install: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
Error occured !
Written by Congelli501 on 2014-01-29 at 13h 59min.
You need to give a block device to the command, like /dev/sdX. Don't mess with the name: you can erase one of your local disk.
Written by Pallab on 2014-01-29 at 05h 59min.
While running the command :
sudo winusb --format /media/ParaD0X/win8.iso /media/New\ Volume/
Output is :
Error: the device /media/New Volume is not special block !
Written by Pieter on 2013-12-31 at 00h 30min.
Nice app, thanks! I tried it out (built from source on Fedora 20 x86_64) and the GUI does not work because Fedora (and afaik various other no-Ubuntu distros) do not use/have gksudo. Would it be possible to add something more generic like running the GUI as root or add support for generic sudo or something like that. That would be most appreciated!
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