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Create a Windows Installer USB from ISO in Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10

WinUSB is a small software to create a windows installer USB disk from a Windows ISO file or a real DVD. WinUSB is avaiable in a GUI tool and a command line tool. So it very easy to create an installable USB disk of any windows OS from an ISO. It supports Windows Vista, Seven, 8 installer for any language and any version (home, pro…) and Windows PE.

Install WinUSB in Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 or Linux Mint 17 is a very super easy way. There is a ppa available to install this nice piece of software.

Install WinUSB in Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10

The available PPA is only for Ubuntu 13.10 but the programmer binaries are ok with Ubuntu 14.04 or Ubuntu 14.10. So to install this software in Ubuntu it is by manually download the programme and install it manually.

Open a terminal and use the following command for 32 bit Ubuntu:

wget https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_i386.deb

For 64 bit Ubuntu, use the command below to download the programme:

wget https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb

Once you have downloaded the  binaries, you can install WinUSB using the command below:

sudo dpkg -i winusb*

If any error message pops no problem. Just fix the dependency errors with command given below:

sudo apt-get -f install

Afterwards, you can search for WinUSB in Unity Dash and use it to create a live USB of Windows in Ubuntu 14.04.


You can also download the debian package of WinUSB manualy if you want :

WinUSB Source Download

You can download the WinUSB sources here.
If you just want to try or use this program, please download the binaries (it’s easier)

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