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Problem creating bootable USB with Windows7.iso

asked 2017-01-24 17:42:48 -0500

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Hi everybody, these days I'm having issue creating a bootable usb with windows 7 iso. The problem is that after I make the usb bootable and I restart pc, the usb doens't boot but Fedora OS boot instead. I tried same things with Fedora25.iso and it works, so i think the problem is that the process using windows7 is different. I tried with Fedora Media Writer and this guide .

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Use the Windows USB/DVD Download tool instead:

Axel Sommerfeldt gravatar imageAxel Sommerfeldt ( 2017-01-25 02:57:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-27 16:38:23 -0500

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Hello, when you do an dd command to copy an ISO file to a USB, you need to create a partition with flag bootable, in other words, you should use the command parted, please read the man parted.

parted /dev/sdb1 set 1 boot on


dd if=file.iso of=/dev/sdb1

Sdb1 is a partition without filesystem format.

Now you windows ISO is bootable. Let me know if it works for you.


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answered 2017-01-27 17:08:12 -0500

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updated 2017-01-27 17:12:10 -0500

on an Windows Box:

- in a dos terminal (started as admin) key in: diskpart
- list disk
- select disk <Nr. from your stick>
- detail disk
- clean
- create partition primary
- active
- format fs=fat32 label=Win7 quick
- assign
- exit

- copy the contents of the mounted Window-DVD to your stick
- reboot your box
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