I tried using k3b to burn on dvd the latest windows 10 installer. It’s 5gb and I have to make a bootable usb drive from linux only.
imagewriter,k3b, woeusb, and various others. None of them will accept any usb drive. My mswin 10 system is not functioning at all. The mswin drive may have failed again. I kept hear squeaking noises from it.
Which app will convert a “windows 10” iso to a bootable usb drive? installing from yast software.
There are problems with creating a bootable Windows 10 usb installer. Windows needs a few extra steps to create both the USB filesystem and the things that allow the installer to boot from the USB itself. This is why Microsoft requires their own MediaCreator app to make a Win7, Win8 or Win10 USB. These things seem to be for security.
To be 100% successful, I recommend creating the USB on a Windows machine. dd and k3b will not recreate Microsoft’s own version of a unique boot sector. Thus, the requirement to only use MediaCreationTool. Ultimately dd won’t be a totally safe solution without the special boot sector.
The people at rufus figured out A way to do this for Windows 7. Windows 10 is a moving target
in short, Windows media creator is the most effective way to make the USB. I would not create USB media on linux or macOS.