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
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.
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.
You can also download the debian package of WinUSB manualy if you want :
You can download the WinUSB sources here.
If you just want to try or use this program, please download the binaries (it's easier)
Written by winXP is supported on 2016-05-19 at 22h 39min.
is windows xp supported by WinUSB?
Written by Yuvaraj on 2016-05-13 at 16h 17min.
How to install winusb on ubuntu 16.04 old methods such as ppa and dpkg installation mentioned here [link= http://www.unixmen.com/winusb-create-windows-startup-usb-disks-ubuntu/ ][/link] are not working for Ubuntu 16.04 ..
so please tell how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04.
and now the new trend is comming to linux apps..
thats releasing apps in .appimage format.. so that that app could be run on any linux independent of deb based or rpm based..
Written by Luke on 2016-04-22 at 19h 02min.
If you're having issues with 1.0.7, you can try the version at:
This has some minor improvements like Support for Windows 10, wxwidgets 3.x, and UEFI. Hopefully Congelli will merge these changes if he becomes active again.
Written by Brendan on 2016-04-20 at 16h 14min.
winusb is awesome. Made things so much simpler for me.
I found a small syntax issue. Perhaps the --help text could be improved to make it more obvious.
$ winusb --install --verbose /path/to/file.iso /path/to/device
readlink: missing operand
Try 'readlink --help' for more information.
It isn't obvious that --install and --format require the path immediately after. The error is also of course not particularly helpful.
What might help organise things (certainly not a 5-minute fix) is to use something like getopt as described here.
Written by jum on 2016-04-09 at 18h 00min.
I want to thank you for your software! It worked properly.
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