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Make Windows 10 Bootable USB on Mac?

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I just built my first PC, and want to install windows 10 onto it. All I have currently is a MacBook Pro, so I’m not sure how I can make the usb bootable drive. Can I just go ahead and do it how you would on a pc? I read some articles about how to use the iso version and terminal and it seems really complicated.

 

Has anyone had any experience with this?

 

Thanks!

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Only the Mac version of the MCT can be accessed on a Mac... you need a Windows machine for the Windows version.


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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Making bootable Windows USBs is a mess if you are not in Windows... At least, that's my experience. Maybe you can try to use a VM in your Mac and then make the bootable usb stick through it? I'd suggest using WoeUSB but apparently there's no Mac version :/

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Some have had success downloading the iso and making an usb installer using the bootcamp assistant, but i've also seen times where this didn't work on a PC afterwards. 


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Install a VM and download it from there. After it's done, delete the VM if you don't want it. That's the most straightforward approach I can think of other that doing it from Bootcamp.

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Etcher at least says it will work. You can download the ISO from MS site. With that, and considering you can do this on Linux, I have bit hard time to understand if Apple really is doing something shady to prevent it, and yet have bootcamp as option for installing Windows.


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On 7/8/2020 at 6:14 PM, dsong98 said:

I just built my first PC, and want to install windows 10 onto it. All I have currently is a MacBook Pro, so I’m not sure how I can make the usb bootable drive. Can I just go ahead and do it how you would on a pc? I read some articles about how to use the iso version and terminal and it seems really complicated.

 

Has anyone had any experience with this?

 

Thanks!

https://twocanoes.com/create-a-windows-10-bootable-usb-flash-drive-on-a-mac/

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Unfortunately there is no straight forward way to make a windows usb from Mac. If you are lucky enough to have a motherboard which has support to boot from an exfat usb drive, just copy the contents of the windows iso to the root directory of the usb drive(make sure your usb is formatted with the exfat file system). If that doesn’t work install virtual box to create a windows virtual machine on your Mac.

https://medium.com/oceanize-geeks/install-windows-10-7-on-mac-using-virtualbox-109be82b6037

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I'm not familiar of the difficulties as far as getting the iso while running MacOS as I keep iso files on a usb personally, however i would highly recommend using balenaEtcher for burning any iso on any host OS its my no.1 choice personally used to use rufus but its main best on windows hosts.

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@Andrew Systems Does Etcher support Windows ISOs now? Last I recall it refused to flash Windows ISOs for bootloader reasons.


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There is an extremely simple way. Install Windows in VMware (or whatever you have on Mac, like Parallels) and then connect your flash drive to the VM and run the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool in the VM.

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