WinUSB : App to Create USB Windows Installer form ISO Image or CD/DVD in Ubuntu

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WinUSB : App to Create USB Windows Installer form ISO Image or CD-DVD in Ubuntu

WinUSB is a Software for create (USB Windows installer) from Ubuntu or Other Linux platform. WinUSB supports Windows Vista, Windows 7 installer for any version any Language that can use either the ISO Image or CD / DVD as the source.

WinUSB Created and developed by Colin GILLE. WinUSB comes with simple graphical user interface and a command line tool

  • winusbgui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use.
  • winusb: the command line tool.

Download and Install WinUSB in ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

WinUSB is availabale in a PPA. Just add PPA ppa:colingille/freshlight vis terminal using commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install winusb

You can also download manually .deb Package here

How to Create USB Windows Installer using WinUSB

  • To create a bootable Windows Vista or Windows 7 USB installer stick from Ubuntu Linux, make sure you have a USB drive at least 4 GigaByte
  • start the WinUSB GUI in the unity desktop (just search for WinUSB in the menu / dash), or you can press ALT+F2 then type “winusbgui”.
  • Select the Windows 7 / Vista ISO or DVD drive and the target device which is your USB drive, and click “Install”. That’s it

If you want to create a Windows Vista / Windows 7 USB stick installer this from the command line, see this guide:
format a USB drive and install ISO Image Windows vista/windows 7

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


sudo winusb --format /data/ISO/WINDOWS7_Enterprise.iso /dev/sdc

To install a Windows 7 / Vista ISO on an NTFS partition and edit MBR of the device:

sudo winusb --install <iso path> <partition>


sudo winusb --install /data/ISO/WINDOWS7_Enterprise.iso /dev/sdc

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