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 Aprax on 2012-01-24 at 20h 37min.
Hi, thx for the tool. Anyway I got this error when I try to create the boot-usb I got this message from the program:
Installation failed !
Exit code: 65280
Can you help me?
Written by Congelli501 on 2012-01-19 at 14h 45min.
The error should be fixed with the latest version (1.0.3)
Written by Congelli501 on 2012-01-15 at 19h 14min.
The error you are describing happens at the end of the install process, and it is due to the sub-process that indicate the progress of the installation, even after grub is installed, so as you said, the USB stick will work fine.
I will fix the problem when I will have more time (probably at the end of the week).
Written by enmascaradodeplata on 2012-01-14 at 01h 04min.
I tried to create a bootable usb from the iso of activebootdisk (which is a live rescue cd based on either WinVista or WinPE) and i got this error. It's no big deal anyway since it seems to affect only the grub and although get a grub error, activebootdisk boots just fine.
Installation failed !
Exit code: 512
Installation finished. No error reported.
kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec ... or kill -l [sigspec]
Error occured !
Umounting and removing '/media/winusb_iso_1326499207_3933'...
Umounting and removing '/media/winusb_target_1326499207_3933'...
Written by Brad on 2012-01-13 at 00h 07min.
Just wanted to say thank yoU! Makes life soooooo much more simpler!
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