When I tried to boot my PC into Windows 10 I got a screen with a sad face saying unmountable_boot_volume.

After searching it said I needed a Windows 10 USB or CD which I do not have.

I still have access to Kali Linux on my PC by booting up with my SSD.

How can I make a bootable Windows USB with a ISO in Kali Linux OS?

  • You could use YUMI application (or an alternative) to create a bootable usb from ISO file. – user5226582 Jul 6 '16 at 13:54

You can create a bootable usb using the command dd :

sudo dd if=/path/to/windows.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M

example: the output of fdisk -l is /dev/sdb1 :

sudo dd if=/home/user/Downloads/windows.iso of=/dev/sdb
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There is an easier way coming built in with kali linux.

  1. Just Browse to the windows iso location
  2. Right click on iso
  3. Open with other appalication
  4. select Disk image writer
  5. select your usb device from the drop dows menu
  6. click restore
  7. click restore again
  8. wait until finished
  9. boot with usb
  10. install windows bla bla blah

VOILA.... πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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I had major problems with the above solutions as DD made the drive UDF format, I managed to compile woeusb by following instructions Here, Make sure software-common-properties is up to date. I also had to edit the changelog in /woeusb/debian and add a version number (I used and edit the

sudo gdebi ../woeusb_<version>_<architecture>.deb


 sudo dpkg-buildpackage -uc

to avoid the signature check.

Obviously running this command whilst in that directory.

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There is WinUSB which works quite well. Add the following rep: ppa:colingille/freshlight and install WinUSB

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  • Can you explain further how WinUSB works and why you are recommending it? This answer has been flagged for removal due to the low quality. – Burgi Jul 7 '16 at 7:40

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