I use linux OS.

I downloaded the iso file of win10 from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

And burned it to the usb using

sudo dd if=Win10_21H1_English_x64.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1024k status=progress

And the burn process was succeeded and got the below configuration.

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And I went to the bios display and attempted to locate the usb but not found.

What should I do for next?

  • What platform are you on?
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 6, 2021 at 9:22
  • Sorry, what you mean by platform? Jul 6, 2021 at 9:28
  • Ah, I think I got. I'll try sudo dmidecode -s Jul 6, 2021 at 9:30
  • I mean what OS are you trying to do this from? Doing it 'the hard way' only makes sense if you're not on Windows, otherwise MS make a tool to do it for you - go to this from a Windows computer [otherwise you get directed away from it again] - microsoft.com/software-download/windows10
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 6, 2021 at 9:34
  • Ah ,I use linux OS. Jul 6, 2021 at 9:35

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If you are a linux user and want to burn a win10 iso file to a usb, use woeusb instead of using dd command.

sudo apt install git p7zip-full python3-pip python3-wxgtk4.0

sudo pip3 install WoeUSB-ng
  • USB is a bus, not a device or medium. You are probably referring to a USB flash drive. There is no chemical reaction when writing to a USB flash drive, so calling it "burning" is a misnomer.
    – sawdust
    Jul 6, 2021 at 19:32
  • I see. I use "usb flash drive" from now. And what is the correct expression instead of "burn" ? install? Jul 7, 2021 at 1:20
  • "what is the correct expression instead of "burn" ?" -- You'll probably always be correct with the verb "write". "Transfer" and "copy" are also accurate for writing (binary) images; by "image" I don't mean a photo or picture, but a file only used exactly as-is. "Store" can do when writing to a storage device. "Install" usually implies more than a simple write, e.g. data could be customized before writing and/or multiple/selected entities are involved.
    – sawdust
    Jul 7, 2021 at 8:12
  • I see. Helpful info. Jul 7, 2021 at 12:43

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