Download WinUSB (v1.0.7)

What is WinUSB ?

WinUSB screenshot

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 (1.0.7) : 2012-05-03

Binary download

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.

Ubuntu PPA repository

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.

Linux (Debian / Ubuntu) packages

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

Sources 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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The Package Links Have Changed

Written by masen on 2015-08-25 at 11h 36min.

To the author: THANKS for creating this tool, it makes the process of creating install media into a one step affair.

To others trying to download the "manual" packages: It looks like the package has been upgraded on launchpad and the links here have not yet been updated. The package is still available from launchpad, but you have to download the 1.0.11 version (instead of the 1.0.7 version linked on this page).

For ref, the following package worked on my crunchbang 11 / debian 7.0 installation:

To see an up-to-date list of packages:

Linux software

Written by Freelance developer on 2015-08-03 at 11h 36min.

This little diamond, really saved my ass, thanks for your work, and making it available to us!


Written by gtg on 2015-07-31 at 20h 18min.

Probé tal como comentó fix, y pude descargar winusb (solo modifiqué la ultima linea que decía istall sería install
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight
sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/trusty/saucy/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/colingille-freshlight-trusty.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install winusb

broken and possibly fake

Written by slotza on 2015-07-31 at 17h 44min.

The link to the source package is broken. Is this a fake site?


Written by Sinetra on 2015-07-30 at 23h 38min.

This is how to install to Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight
sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/trusty/saucy/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/colingille-freshlight-trusty.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get istall winusb

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