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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404 not found

Written by Eduardo on 2015-02-11 at 16h 50min.

I cant get the source code to use on my Fedora. When I click on , it says "404 not found".
Please, fix this ASAP. I cant create a windows usb without it.

You are not trying to force people to use Ubuntu, are you? :/

Cannot install

Written by Somatodrol Franco on 2015-02-05 at 16h 27min.

I'm trying to install but the packges are corrupted or 404. Could you fix it os show the .deb file to download?


Written by moginn on 2015-02-01 at 22h 28min.

I get this error:

Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


Written by Ged on 2015-01-20 at 04h 54min.

I am trying to rescue a Windows 8.1 PC with a failure to boot, because I believe the boot tracks are damaged.
My live system is Ubuntu 14.10, and I have sucessfully installed WinUSB despite the error in the instructions where the suggestion is
sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/utopic/saucy/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/colingille-freshlight-utopic.list"
Instead off what it should be
sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/utopic/saucy/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/colingille-ubuntu-freshlight-utopic.list"

So I am trying to use WinUSB to create a bootable rescue USB .... but when I try to run I get "Installation failed ! Exit Code: 256 Log:

Can you provide any guidance on what the problem is and how to resolve it?

Windows 10?!

Written by ninjapenguin32 on 2015-01-18 at 22h 08min.

:-( i try to make a windows 10 usb but i get 256 log?

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