How To Make a Bootable Windows 10 USB On Linux Using WoeUSB

WoeUSB is a Linux tool for creating bootable Windows USB sticks for installing Windows, from an ISO or DVD image.

The free and open source program comes with both command line and graphical user interfaces, and it supports any version (Home, Pro, PE, etc.) of Windows 10, Windows 8.x and Windows 7. What's more, it supports both legacy as well as native UEFI bootmodes.

WoeUSB

While the GUI doesn't offer too many options, you can specify various options when using WoeUSB from the command line.

The command line utility allows two ways of creating a bootable Windows USB from Linux: device mode which completely wipes the entire USB storage device and builds a bootable Windows USB device from scratch, and partition mode which copies the Windows files to an existing partition of a USB storage device and makes it bootable.

The WoeUSB command line utility also allows specifying a label for the newly created filesystem, specify the target filesystem (FAT/NTFS), and more.

WoeUSB 3.3.0 was released a few days ago with only one, but important feature. The WoeUSB GUI now features an option that allows the user to select the target filesystem type (FAT or NTFS, with FAT being default). This is important because on FAT32 filesystems, there's a 4GiB file size limitation, so if the installation image is greater than 4GiB, WoeUSB cannot copy it to the target filesystem, showing an error like this:

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