WoeUSB – WinUSB Alternative to Make Windows Bootable USB from Linux

Want to create a Windows USB stick installer, but only have a Linux machine at hand? Try WoeUSB, a WinUSB alternative that works on Linux.

WoeUSB is a simple tool allows to create your own USB stick windows installer from either an ISO image or a real DVD. It is a fork of Congelli501’s WinUSB.

The tool works both in command line and with a graphical interface. Supported images include: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window 8.x, Windows 10, and Windows PE.

And supported boot modes: Legacy / MBR-style / IBM PC compatible boot-mode, Native UEFI booting is supported for Windows 7 and later images (FAT).

How to Install WoeUSB in Linux:

For Fedora, openSUSE, and Gentoo, the software is available as official distribution package. Simply install it from your system package manager.

For Arch Linux, a third-party package maintained by darkfm is available HERE.

For Debian and Ubuntu users, grab the .deb package from THIS PAGE.

For all current Ubuntu releases, there’s also a third-party PPA available. Just open terminal and run following commands one by one to add the PPA and install WoeUSB:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tomtomtom/woeusb

sudo apt update

sudo apt install woeusb

For issue & more, go to the project page.

Merilyn Ne
Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a geek who has been working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.